The New And Powerful Handheld Machines and Tools Are Here
Here are some of the latest new and powerful handheld machines and tools.
AGP launches new line of high frequency electric concrete saws
AGP is launching a new complete line of high frequency concrete saws, including two sizes of hand saw, a ring saw and a chainsaw. The tools all share the same high frequency power converter, so an operator equipped with the full set of saws will be ready to handle different types of cutting tasks. The motors are all based on AGP’s permanent magnet synchronous motor technology (PMSM). AGP states that it is the only manufacturer in the concrete saw industry employing this technology. The company also says it has higher operational efficiency, higher torque density and better dynamic performance under load than high-cycle induction motor designs, achieving 90% efficiency at full load. The P8K power converter is water cooled and is designed to support tools up to 8 kW. It can run on both three phase 380-480V and on single phase 200-240 V input, using its 16A adaptor cable. When three-phase power isn’t available, the P8K can still operate at 7.4-hp (5.5-kW) power levels with single-phase input if it is directly wired to a 30A or larger breaker, rather than using the single-phase adaptor cable.
The C406 hand saw provides 6-in (150mm) depth of cut. Like all of the tools in this product line, it features an 8.3-hp (6.2-kW) water cooled motor. It is said to the most economical of the line to operate, since it is optimized for using 16-in (406mm) diamond blades, which are said to be easy to find at a reasonable cost. It features conversion to flush cutting, guide rollers for perpendicular cuts, and an LED load indicator. The C18 hand saw is the big brother to the C406, sharing the same features, but having an enhanced 6.9-in (175mm) depth of cut. This is achieved using a lower gear ratio and larger guard for running an 18-in (457mm) blade. The R16 ring saw provides 11.8-in (300mm) depth of cut and features AGP’s patented ring saw drive mechanism. The AGP design has been developed to enable more accurate drive tension adjustment, minimizing parasitic drag and allowing the maximum power to the blade. AGP believes that its design allows fast blade changes without disassembling the tool. The CS18 chainsaw achieves 18.5-in (470mm) depth of cut and has close to flush cutting capability as well. The chainsaw has the ability to make small rectangular cut-outs with no overcuts and is of use when finishing corners with no overcut.
Tyrolit angle grinders for universal applications
In addition to a comprehensively redeveloped and contemporary dry cutting range, Tyrolit is now also launching two new angle grinder models for construction materials and metals for the first time. The universal angle grinders, AGE125 and AGE230, are compact and ergonomically designed and feature strong motors with high efficiency, soft-start as well as a restart and overload protection. The anti-kickback function switches off the motor if the disc jams. Thanks to the optimized cooling and the elaborate dust seal, the service life of the two angle grinder models is increased.
Adapted to current market requirements, Tyrolit states that its new dry cutting tool range scores with an increased performance by up to 30%, high user friendliness and a new design. Tyrolit states that the advantages of the new dry cutting range are up to 30% more performance due to new steel cores, segment shapes and setting patterns compact assortment with solutions for every construction material, and enhanced safety features
New battery-powered products by Husqvarna charged with possibilities
During World of Concrete, Husqvarna Construction showcased upcoming battery-powered light construction equipment that will help contractors work without fuel, cords and direct emissions. Opening opportunities to take on new tasks and get the job done — more quietly and with ease.
The PACE battery system—an acronym for Powerful. Agile. Cordless. Electric—was unveiled with the K1 PACE high power battery cutter. With K1 PACE contractors can expect power and performance equivalent to gas-powered cutters with all the additional benefits battery-powered equipment brings to both operators and the environment. The K1 PACE can be paired with specially developed, battery-specific diamond blades. The PACE battery system can be utilized for more machines as the battery-powered family expands in the future.
Husqvarna’s new i-series, a family of 36V battery-powered products, is a versatile range of equipment for a variety of different construction applications, and compatible with a broad range of the company’s forest and garden products. Some of the i-series products demonstrated at World of Concrete 2022 include:
WT 15i battery-powered water tank. The compact and easy-to-use 4-gal (15-liter) water tank helps contractors work efficiently. It has an electric pump, so there is no manual pumping required. It has an integrated hose, with a connector applicable for Husqvarna cutting or drilling equipment. The 10-ft (3m) hose gives contractors comfortable distance to the cutting area.
The BV 30i battery-powered screed is cordless and lightweight, operates with low vibrations, and emits no direct exhaust fumes, providing a more pleasant, working environment.
The DM 540i battery-powered drill motor fits in narrow corners, has low weight, and is optimally balanced for easy use. The DM 540i is optimized for handheld drilling most materials, but especially reinforced concrete with diameters up to 3 in (75 mm). It can be mounted on the Husqvarna DS 150 stand to drill up to 4 in (100 mm) diameter holes. The DM 540i can be also paired with Husqvarna’s specially developed, battery-specific TW diamond bits, which will be available soon.
The powerful DE 110i battery-powered dust extractor is compact and easy to transport. This HEPA dust extractor is an excellent match for the DM 540i drill motor as well as other handheld equipment within the i-series 36V platform. It is equipped with a user-friendly HMI, e-Flow that automatically adjusts air flow while securing maximum runtime from the batteries, and high-water protection enables fast and efficient decontamination. The DE 110i will be available later this year.