Drilling & Tunnelling

The  TE 50-AVR combihammer ...  one of the lightest  in its class.

The TE 50-AVR combihammer ... one of the lightest in its class.

Lightweight champion

October 2018

Hilti has launched its next-generation TE 50-AVR and TE 60-ATC/AVR combihammers, which reduce vibration while providing optimal performance in their respective tool classes.

Both new products are described as being ideal for drilling, chiselling and coring in both concrete and masonry and have been fitted with detachable power supply cords to minimise downtime if cable damage occurs.

Weighing just 6 kg, the TE 50-AVR is one of the lightest combihammers in its class providing an outstanding performance-to-weight ratio through an optimum drilling range of 16 to 32 mm, according to a spokesman for Hilti, a global leader in providing technology-leading products, systems and services.

The TE 50-AVR’s new ergonomic shape and design allows increased airflow, meaning significantly improved lifetime than comparable combihammers, he adds. “The Active Vibration Reduction (AVR) system also means the tool has the lowest triaxial vibration in the 5 kg class at 9 m/sq sec, enabling it to be used longer than normal before reaching exposure limit values (ELV),” the spokesman says.

For those looking for a more powerful tool with additional safety features, the highly versatile TE-60-ATC/AVR combihammer has an optimum drilling range of 18 to 40 mm and capacity for medium to heavy-duty chiselling. Weighing 7.8 kg, it provides outstanding handling and productivity while also outperforming competitor tools in its class, producing 7.8 joules of impact energy at 350 revolutions per minute, according to the spokesman.

In addition to industry-leading performance, the TE 60-ATC/AVR combihammer also carries Hilti’s AVR and Active Torque Control (ATC), an innovative electronic clutch which stops kick-back virtually immediately.

With safety being a top priority, Hilti has improved the performance of the TE 50-AVR by 25 per cent compared to its predecessor while simultaneously reducing vibration. Add the TE DRS-Y dust removal system with a Hilti vacuum and both combihammers remove up to 99 per cent of hazardous dust, he points out.

Hilti Tool Service gives a complete no-cost period of two years. Following the initial no-cost period, repair costs are capped, and the company promises a turnaround time of ‘three days or free’.

Headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, the Hilti Group supplies the worldwide construction industry with technologically leading products, systems, software and services that provide construction professionals with innovative solutions and superior added value.

The group employs more than 24,000 people in over 120 countries and in 2016 generated annual sales of CHF4.6 billion ($2.7 billion).  

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