Posted January 12, 2022

Product focus: Hilti Nuron -- Next-generation Li-ion power tools and equipment

Hilti unveils Nuron, an all-new 22-volt (22v) cordless platform with built-in connectivity on 72 new power tools and equipment; more tools are on the way.

Hilti Group launched Nuron, a more-powerful 22V cordless battery platform, January 12, 2022. Nuron introduces state-of-the-art technologies to reinvent how construction professionals work daily on job sites, tackle health and safety challenges and manage their businesses, Hilti sources report. 


Tools that have been traditionally engine-driven are now powered by Li-ion battery power. The Nuron DSH 600-22 cut-off saw performs as well as its gasoline-powered counterparts.

The Nuron tool system is a single 22-volt battery platform that enables cordless tools on all kinds of jobs, from light-duty drilling to heavy-duty concrete breaking. The line features four smart 22-volt batteries with 2.6, 4, 8 and 12 amp-hour capacities that work on any of the approximately 70 Nuron tools. The battery communicates with the charger, which can send tool-specific use data to Hilti’s OnTRACK! software platform.

The new Li-ion platform offers connectivity as the core of the platform, making it part of every tool, battery and charger now and well into the future.

“Now customers can work construction sites fully cordless without compromising performance, health and safety. With our new platform, we have overcome a lot of complexity and streamlined tool cribs,” says Tassilo Deinzer, head of Hilti’s Power Tools & Accessories business unit.

One platform: performance without complexity
Nuron is a single 22V battery platform that enables cordless tools on all kinds of jobs, from light-duty drilling to heavy-duty concrete breaking. Launching with more than 70 tools, the battery platform enables heavy-duty applications that were once restricted to corded, gas-powered or higher voltage battery systems.

Further, all the battery packs and chargers work interchangeably under a single ecosystem to help reduce complexity for tool cribs and cost for businesses. Gone are the days when jackhammers, angle grinders, and large combi-hammers had to be corded. The redesigned battery interface ensures higher performance and longer operating times by allowing a significantly higher power transfer, helping customers meet tight deadlines.

Connected to the cloud for increased productivity
Nuron brings intelligence to the core of the platform – all tools generate data which is then stored on the Nuron batteries and sent securely to the cloud during every charge without any operator interaction. The data collected includes information such as tool usage, tool utilization, charging location and battery state of health. This information can then be used to alert individuals if action is needed immediately or on demand through Hilti’s ON!Track software platform that can be viewed on a PDA or desktop computer. Together, with services such as Hilti Fleet Management, the data can be used to reduce downtime and optimize tool cribs to boost customer productivity.

Hilti Nuron logo

Extensive Nuron tool line

Hilti engineers examined job sites and developed tools from the ground up to fit users’ needs for those jobs. The Nuron line includes these types of tools:

• 22-volt 2.6,4, 8 and 12 amp-hour batteries

• Nuron battery charging stations

• Wood-cutting circular saws

• 4.5-, 5- and 6-inch grinders

• Die grinder

• Band file

• Burnisher

• Tube belt sander

• Nibblers

• Shears

• Compact band saw

• Cutout tool

• Jigsaws

• Reciprocating saws

• Cut-off saw

• Metal-cutting circular saws

• Water pump

• Vacuums

• Worklights

• Plumbing cutters and crimpers

• Electrical wire cutters and crimpers

• Press tools

• Caulk dispenser

• Drywall screwgun

• Combi-hammer

• Rotary hammers

• Drill drivers

• Impact drivers and wrenches

• Radio

• Rivet tool

• Concrete breakers

New technology to increase health and safety
“With a strong focus on operator health and safety, we’ve achieved a wider range of cordless tools that offer advanced features that make work safer and better protect teams on today’s job sites,” says Deinzer. “All Nuron tools have been newly developed or extensively redesigned to achieve optimal performance-to-weight ratio and ergonomics.”

The completely reengineered Nuron batteries are more durable and include a new, robust fiberglass-reinforced housing and external shock-absorbing bumpers that provide extra protection even in the toughest conditions. Nuron electronics are fully sealed to protect against moisture, dust and other job site contaminants.

Hilti’s Dust Removal Systems (DRS) is available for all Nuron tools and Active Vibration Reduction (AVR) comes as standard. The Active Torque Control (ATC), another key safety feature, is now available with many more tools in the Nuron product line.

Hilti engineers and developers also worked with construction professionals to develop two new technologies for increased safety with angle grinders. The new 3D ATC system switches off the tool and activates the disc brake when there is sudden, uncontrolled movement in any direction. The same risk-reducing function comes with the new SensTech system, which senses when the operator’s hand is removed and engages the electric brake, such as when the tool is accidentally dropped.

Additionally, each Nuron tool has a recommended tethering method with an ANSI-compliant tethering system to help avoid falling objects when working at heights.

“With Nuron, Hilti enables customers to experience a fully-connected cordless ecosystem that puts performance and connected data to work and gives them the power and confidence of being safer, smarter, more efficient and more productive than ever before,” says Deinzer.

Hilti Nuron products will be on sale to North American customers January 12, 2022 and tools will begin shipping in March, 2022. The global rollout will continue through 2022.