Hilti Unveils New Drilling Capabilities To Bim-Enabled Construction Jobsite Robot

by | Jul 5, 2022 | Industry News


Improvements to Operator Safety and Accuracy Updates also Added to the Jaibot


Schaan (FL), June 28, 2022 – Hilti Group, a global leader of tools, technology, software, and services to the commercial construction industry, has released new features to the Hilti Jaibot, a semi-autonomous, mobile-drilling robot. The Jaibot now has the capability to drill on corrugated metal deck ceilings and concrete walls. The robot also has a range of new features to improve operator safety, ease-of-use, and accuracy.


Autonomous drilling on corrugated metal deck ceilings and concrete walls

In support of complex ceiling types, the Jaibot can now identify and map installed profiles of corrugated sheet metal deck structures, align with the digital plans, and automatically adapt planned drill holes to pre-defined installation zones. To avoid obstacles such as existing installations or structural elements, Jaibot detects these objects and can adjust its working area and arm movements accordingly. In addition, it can drill and mark holes in vertical concrete walls at heights between 0.9 and 4.8 meters. As in the past, the Jaibot executes drilling tasks automatically while the intuitive user interface enables the operator to ensure optimal placement and control.


All-new productivity improvement package

Hilti is also releasing a range of features to improve safety, simplify use and improve accuracy. Providing workers with even greater protection against dust, the Jaibot’s vacuum system can be upgraded to deliver up to 30% higher dust removal performance. The integration of a new sensor system improves hole drilling depth accuracy and distance measuring. On the Hilti cloud application, customers benefit from new 2D structural floor or installation plan upload options which allow for increased background information, improved user management and filtering by diameter to establish a drilling path and plan execution, as well as enhanced reporting with features like Field-to-BIM data and drilling progress. An option to export data and print a 2D plan for potential field rework is also available.


Since its introduction in late 2020, Jaibot has been deployed on numerous construction projects globally, helping Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) installation contractors tackle productivity, safety, and labor shortage challenges. The new features affirms the brand’s commitment to providing a robotic solution that supports customers where it is most needed.


“When we first announced the Hilti Jaibot, we promised customers that we would listen and learn as to what it needs to successfully automate tasks on the jobsite,” says Julia Zanona, Product Manager for the Jaibot. “We are confident that the new features address the needs of our Jaibot customers and are a clear sign that we are committed to continuously enhancing worker productivity through automation.”


The Hilti Group supplies the worldwide construction and energy industries with technologically leading products, systems, software and services. With about 31,000 team members in over 120 countries the company stands for direct customer relationships, quality and innovation. Hilti generated annual sales of approximately CHF 6 billion in 2020. The headquarters of the Hilti Group have been located in Schaan, Liechtenstein, since its founding in 1941. The company is privately owned by the Martin Hilti Family Trust, which ensures its long-term continuity. The Hilti Group’s strategic orientation is based on a caring and performance-oriented culture and the goals of creating enthusiastic customers and building a better future.