Hilti North America has introduced the FX 3-A Cordless Stud Fusion System to support jobs requiring fastening on steel. The new FX 3-A Cordless stud fusion system is designed to reduce welding time. This machine is a fully mobile and autonomous system with no power cables needed.
The FX 3-A covers higher loads and thinner base materials than previous Hilti products. With virtually no sparks, splatters fumes and no angle grinder needed for the surface preparation, the fastening method also helps shield users from heat and gas.
Cordless stud fusion allows speed and flexibility in engineering, procurement and construction. When combined with modular systems like Hilti's MT or Oglaend portfolios, this new fastening method enables use of supports. This is a result of the strong connection to steel.
Procurement can choose from a wide portfolio of studs with international approvals and corrosion resistance (up to C5 in highly corrosive environments). The simplified process also helps reduce the risk of installation error.
Collectively, the FX 3-A provides flexibility and capacity to finish tasks. It's also a clean system with no welding slag, burn marks or ceramic ring waste. When using an optional sealing washer with S-BT-MR SN threaded stud, post-painting is not required. With the H-code setting, customers can expect consistency, with repeatable fastenings. Additionally, the Active Fusion Indicator (AFI) gives the installer systematic real-time feedback to support fastening.
"The new FX 3-A Cordless stud fusion system is a game-changing departure from how the industry currently approaches fastening on steel—it helps to save time and resources while increasing reliability and safety. This system's simplicity will also help free up skilled labor to focus on more complex tasks without compromising on this step of construction," said Norbert Tiringer, Hilti North America's director of marketing for energy and Industry.