A tool management app has been launched by Hilti which allows customers to make informed decisions about equipment and its best usage instantaneously.
The free Hilti Connect App provides immediate access to comprehensive data about a Hilti tool using a smartphone or mobile device thanks to Near Field Communication (NFC) technology tags, which will be installed in new tools at manufacture.
Customers with existing Hilti tools can also use the mobile App as the company will continuously fit the NFC tags under the rating plates of all tools, batteries and chargers when they are in for a service.
The mobile App provides the user with direct access to information including tool type, ‘how-to’ instruction videos, warranty information and whether it was purchased outright or via the Fleet Management service.
It also displays the date of the last service and repair – as well as the frequency and cost of repairs – to provide the most comprehensive information possible for users to base future decisions about that tool, says the manufacturer.
If the tool needs a service or repair, the App allows the user to schedule collection and delivery at a time and location convenient for them.
Additional attributes include tracking the usage of some of the company’s tools, for example, with the new Hilti DX 5 Powder-actuated direct-fastening tool, users can see the number of fastenings done to ensure optimum cleaning and maintenance is carried out.
The App also suggests the best accessories to use with each tool as well as related products to make repeat ordering of consumables quick and easy.
Available to download for free in Google Play as well as the App Store, the Connect App is the latest addition to the company’s suite of tool management products joining both ON!Track and Fleet Management, all of which can be tailored to the needs of different user groups thereby improving overall company productivity.
Abed Saleh, Professional Services Manager for Northern Europe, said: “As with every new Hilti product and system we have one decisive goal, to improve productivity.
“From providing how-to videos to tracking the usage of direct-fastening tools and scheduling servicing or repairs, the Hilti Connect App ensures users can consistently get the job done as easily as possible with the minimum amount of fuss.
“From a business perspective it improves the transparency of tool ownership, ensuring the fleet is constantly optimised. Between our three core service offerings, and the opportunity to buy outright with Hilti Tool Service or spread the cost through Hilti Fleet Management, we put every company firmly in control of their assets.”
For more information and to watch the video, visit: www.hilti.co.uk/connect