Viega recently launched its latest generation of press tools, and among the key innovations introduced was smart connectivity. Viega Pressgun 6 Plus and Pressgun Picco 6 Plus connect to a smartphone or other connected device via Bluetooth, with additional user, safety and security functionality accessed through the Viega Tool Services app.
Using the app, customers can view full tool information and the current status at any time, including battery level and the total number of pressings since the last service. It also allows the pressing mode to be changed. Users have the choice of Viega AutoCycle, the default setting, which presses the connectors in one action, and Viega SmartCycle, which presses the connection in two stages to allow inspection prior to completing the pressing.
The new functionality also makes the tools safer and more secure. Usage controls can deactivate the tool after a set number of pressings, date or time is reached, while the anti-theft protection can automatically shut down the tool when it is taken outside of a defined area.
Pressgun 6 Plus
Pressgun 6 Plus is six centimetres shorter and around 100 grams lighter than the previous model with a centre of gravity that makes it more comfortable to use. Enhanced battery cell technology, efficient brushless motor and optimised design means Pressgun 6 Plus delivers 35% more pressings per battery charge than previous tools. It also has a long maintenance interval of 40,000 pressings or 4 years - whichever occurs first.
The new tool can press Viega metal connectors in dimensions 12 to 108 mm and multilayer pipe systems from 12 to 63 mm, as well as Viega Megapress steel tube connectors ⅜ inch to 2 inches and up to 4 inches with Pressgun Press Booster.
Pressgun Picco 6 Plus
The compact, ergonomic and versatile Pressgun Picco 6 Plus has a new inline configuration and has been designed to operate as a natural extension of the arm. At just 1.6kg, it is 700g lighter than the previous generation Pressgun Picco and allows comfortable one-handed operation. Engineered for installation flexibility and ease of use, it has a 180° rotating head so connections can be pressed at any angle.
The Pressgun Picco 6 Plus is compatible with metallic Viega press connectors in dimensions from 12 to 35 mm, Megapress thick-walled steel tube connectors from 3/8 to 3/4 inch and multilayer pipe systems from 12 to 40 mm.
To find out more about Pressgun 6 Plus and Pressgun Picco 6 Plus, as well as the other press tools in the Viega range, visit www.viega.co.uk.