Viega has upgraded its Pressgun suite of products, with the new generation Pressgun 6 Plus and Pressgun Picco 6 Plus offering smart digital capabilities.

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.

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 a suitable 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.

“We are always looking to incorporate the latest technology and innovations into our products and this latest extension to the Pressgun portfolio will offer users even greater levels of operational control,” said Scott James, Managing Director at Viega.

“This new generation of Pressguns will help improve efficiency, lower costs, and provide new insights for our customers.”

Viega will also offer the Pressgun 6, which is a new and updated version of the Pressgun 5. In addition, Viega has also created the Viega System Case, a co-ordinated and adaptable storage system for all Pressguns and accessories.