Hilti, a global provider of innovative construction tools, technology, and software, has launched connected fasteners. These “smart” components enable a unique identification and digital documentation capability on the job site.
Documenting every anchor, screw, and bolt installed by hand can be time consuming and inefficient. Hilti’s exclusive Tracefast technology provides specifiers and contractors with an easy-to-use, more productive solution. A data matrix code (DMC) makes every fastener identifiable and traceable.
How it works? Simply use the Hilti Connect App, scan the code with a smartphone, and view the installed fastener details. Tracefast leverages the internet of things (IoT), which is the ability to connect devices wirelessly. It also provides a new level of control and digital access to relevant setting instructions, training, and inspection documents and certifications.
“As IoT transforms the construction industry, our product portfolio will continue to expand and shape possibilities for broader applications and services,” said Muthu Manohar, senior director of Fastening & Protection at Hilti North America. “Connected anchors is another expansion of that value that only Hilti is positioned to provide.”
In recent years, Hilti has made major investments to digitize the construction industry and simplify workflow for contractors with its innovations including smart tools, asset management system ON!Track and advanced layout tools.
“The anchor identification that we bring to the market now paves the way for increasing job site productivity across the application chain, helps provide traceability from design and ordering to installation, and eventually ‘smarter’ products,” added Manohar. “Such technology is useful with the increasing trend of inspections on safety critical applications.”