Taking press connection technology to the next level, Viega has upgraded its Pressgun suite of products to make piping installations faster, easier and safer – with the new generation Pressgun 6 Plus and Pressgun Picco 6 Plus offering smart digital capabilities for simplified service processes.
Building on the success of the tried and trusted Pressgun 5, the new models incorporate intelligent connectivity that enables them to link wirelessly to a smartphone and provide enhanced functionality, such as information on battery levels, current pressings and number of pressings remaining before the maintenance interval is reached.
Accessed via the Viega Tool Services app, users can also select the pressing mode, choosing between the default Viega AutoCycle and Viega SmartCycle, which presses the connection in two stages to allow inspection prior to completing the pressing. Further functions available in the app include usage controls and anti-theft protection, which enable the tool to be deactivated when it reaches a pre-determined number of pressings or is removed from a set geographical area.
Engineered for ease of use, the new generation of Pressguns also benefit from an improved ergonomic design. The Pressgun 6 Plus press jaw holder can also be endlessly rotated 360°, while the Picco 6 Plus has a rotating head of up to 180°. The compact dimensions of both Pressguns make them an ideal tool for confined and awkward spaces.
The battery life has been upgraded to last longer, with the Pressgun 6 plus offering 35% more press strokes compared to previous generations. The Pressgun Picco 6 Plus is powered by a 12-volt rechargeable battery system, enabling the machine’s size and weight to be significantly reduced. Each pressing operation takes around four seconds to complete, which also saves installation time.