August 26, 2021
Hilti North America, which develops tools, technology and software for the commercial construction industry, has announced a semi-autonomous core drilling solution. The DD 250-CA diamond core drill, paired with the Cut Assist Auto Feed unit, gives operators an assisted experience by intuitively guiding the drill through the entire drilling process. With a semi-autonomous drilling system, contractors can achieve significant productivity gains and convenience on jobsites, Hilti said.
“We want our customers to experience efficiency at its best so they can stay on time and on budget,” said Matt Jackson, senior director of electric tools & accessories at Hilti. “Utilizing a connected diamond drilling solution will result in a greater output and at the same time help ensure workers are operating in safer environments. This is the fastest and safest way to core in the industry, from start to finish.”
The DD 250-CA diamond core drill uses integrated technology to provide the operator guidance for proper drill setup, real-time drilling feedback, and valuable productivity data once drilling is complete. The smart tool can be used for all applications, including drilling penetrations for ducts, pipes and cables, and drilling blind holes for setting anchors or post-installed rebar.
Hilti said its customers can leverage the DD AF-CA H auto feed unit to assist with the drilling process. With the Cut Assist technology, the unit delivers greater operator safety, higher worker comfort and less fatigue when core drilling in difficult conditions, the company said. Features include automatic surface detection, tracking of drilling depth, water management, and hole starting through-hole detection. Customers with the DD 150-U diamond core drill can utilize the DD AF-CA L auto feed unit.
“We’ve made core drilling significantly easier by turning a three-person job into a one-person job,” said Jackson. “The concrete core rigs, WMS 100 BLE water management system and auto-feed units automatically work together to provide a complete system solution.”
For more details on the DD 250-CA diamond core drill, visit the Hilti website here.