Hilti North America, a global provider of innovative tools and technology to the commercial construction industry, has introduced the PLT 400, a digital layout tool designed to help job-site layout crews be more productive.
With continued labor shortages and job-site restrictions, single-operator tools like the PLT 400 are becoming more essential. Hilti’s PLT tool technology allows the layout to be completed more quickly, efficiently, and accurately.
This tool also brings improved accuracy, faster layout speed, advanced prism tracking, and auto-calibration — requiring minimal training to use.
“We took customer feedback on our previous total stations and addressed those pain points with the launch of the PLT 400,” said Michael Haugtvedt, product manager for measuring with Hilti. “This camera-based tool has enhanced tracking and upgraded communications…increasing layout productivity.”
The benefits of improved technology, fewer labor hours, and faster layout all combine to create a cost-saving and productivity-increasing solution.
The PLT 400 can take building information modeling designed digital plans and lay them out, without the time-consuming need to create points on the plans first. It can also be used during the building process to help keep your BIM model up to date, contributing to a highly efficient end-to-end workflow.
Hilti’s digital construction software is also compatible with Revit, AutoCAD, and other professional layout platforms. The layout tool also integrates seamlessly with Hilti’s full ecosystem of solutions including ON!Track and Fleet program.