1. Hilti anchor innovations
If you work with anchors daily, you know that over-torqued and under-torqued anchors are among the most common causes of failed jobsite inspections. Independent studies have identified poor construction procedures as one of the main causes of structural failure, while the American Construction Inspector Association reveal that over-and under-torqued anchors are the number-two reason for failed jobsite inspections.
And maybe it is no wonder, when the available tools do not match the current demands. To correctly install an anchor your choices are between a slow and imprecise torque wrench, cumbersome torque bars or a powered impact wrench, which lets productivity soar while safety and reliability slump.
Now, with Hilti's anchor innovation, the Adaptive Torque (AT) system, you don’t have to compromise. This system is a small, very light interface which slots in between the impact wrench and battery. It crunches live data from the SIW 6AT-A22 impact wrench to recognise when an anchor has been correctly installed. Let’s not forget that AT-ready tools are equipped with the sensors and on-board intelligence to confirm if an anchor has been torqued according to ETA approvals (European Organisation for Technical Assessment).