Features & Applications

  • Designed for a safer jobsite – improves ergonomics to reduce fatigue, shoulder strain, and lower back pain from repetitive and continuous hours of work
  • Zero gravity handling – adaptive software automatically adjusts and balances tool weight (up to 17kg) for a comfortable and weightless feel
  • Helps increase productivity – makes your tough demolition and drilling work lightweight, easier, and more precise
  • All-day flexibility and control – makes hard to reach overhead positions accessible and allows for easier portability on site with a foldable support arm and weight under 8 kg
  • Attract and retain the best team members – construction exoskeletons contribute to workforce wellbeing by helping cut down on sick leave caused by physically demanding work
  • Ideal for continuous or repetitive tasks towards the wall from knee to head level
  • Increased drilling angles – over-shoulder drilling and increased drilling range possibilities
  • Demolition – supports heavy demolition and rotary hammers during horizontal wall breaking, bushing, and chipping
  • Serial drilling - supports rotary hammers during hole drilling for rebar and rock anchors

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Mission: Easier wall breaking and drilling

Greater precision, productivity and safety for tough wall jobs with the EXO-T tool balancer

What if you could do more work with less effort? And what if more of your crew members could do heavy-duty jobs like wall breaking or tough rebar drilling?

With our motorized EXO-T tool balancer, breakers and rotary hammers feel almost weightless. That means easier handling and less fatigue to help your teams work more precisely, more productively, and more safely.

Mission: fewer injuries and muscle strain with the EXO-T

Help keep your teams safer during wall breaking and repetitive drilling jobs

The battery-powered EXO-T continuously and automatically redistributes tool weight to your hips as you work thanks to a system of motorized pulleys controlled by intelligent software. The result? Breakers and rotary hammers up to 17kg feel almost weightless.

That helps your crews work more comfortably and with better posture during wall-facing jobs at hip to head height. As part of an overall safety plan, this can help reduce fatigue, muscle pain, and even injuries.

Mission: maximum productivity for wall jobs

Work faster and more precisely with the EXO-T tool balancer

With labor shortages in construction, finding people to do tough work like wall demolition or repetitive rebar drilling can be a challenge. But because the EXO-T tool balancer means virtually weightless tool handling, more of your team members can do this type of work. They can also use a heavier tool to get work done, as weight is less of an issue. And this helps bring you more efficiency.

Mission: simple set-up and complete portability

Lightweight backpack-style design for more flexibility on the jobsite

The EXO-T is attached to your body like a hiking backpack. To get the right fit, just adjust the hip and shoulder straps. You then place the tool in one of our two rugged tool holders designed specially for the EXO-T and you're ready to go.

Need to move around on the jobsite? The EXO-T comes in at less than 8kg and features a foldable arm for easier transport. For extra convenience, it is powered by the same Nuron batteries as our breakers and rotary hammers.

FAQs – EXO-T tool balancer

What type of battery do I need for the EXO-T?

The EXO-T tool balancer runs on the Hilti Nuron battery platform. We recommend using either a B 22-85 or B 22-170 Nuron battery with the EXO-T.

The Nuron platform is the same platform that powers Hilti demolition hammers and SDS-Plus and SDS-Max rotary hammers. It features over 100 tools and allows you to run virtually all your applications on one platform, including applications that were previously only possible with corded or gas power tools. 

What type of tool holder do I need for for the EXO-T?

There are two types of tool holders for the EXO-T – I-shaped and L-shaped. They are designed for different shaped tools.

The I-shaped tool holder is designed for tools where the bit is centered with the handle of the tool. This is the holder you need for Hilti tools for horizontal wall breaking such as the TE 700 and the TE 1000.

The L-shaped tool holder is for tools where the bit is not centered with the handle of the tool, but is offset, making the tool more of an L shape. This is the tool holder you'll need for Hilti hammers for serial breaking and drilling such as the TE 50, TE 60, TE 70, TE 500, and TE 800.

What happens if power to the EXO-T suddenly cuts out?

We have designed the EXO-T to minimize any potential danger if the Nuron battery is removed or runs out of charge while you are working. If this happens, the tool will slowly and gradually be lowered on the pulley to protect the user.

As an added safety feature, the EXO-T will not operate if a tool that is heavier than the maximum upper limit of 17kg is attached.

Is the EXO-T suitable for people of all heights?

The EXO-T is adjustable and is designed to fit a wide range of body types. However, for people shorter than 160cm and taller than 190cm it may not fit as well as for people within this height range.

Will the EXO-T make me weaker?

The EXO-T tool balancer is designed to support you and not to reduce your natural strength. It is intended to make it easier to carry out occasional, shorter-term heavier wall applications like breaking and serial drilling for rebar or rock anchors. 

Can I get an EXO-T tool balancer as part of my Fleet Management contract?

Yes. The EXO-T is available through our Fleet Management tool service solution. Speak to your account manager for more information.

What is the difference between the EXO-T tool balancer and the EXO-S exoskeleton?

The EXO-T is designed for heavier-duty wall-based applications carried at knee to head height. It is motorized.

The EXO-S is designed for overhead work such as hanging drywall or cable installation. It is known as a passive exoskeleton because it is not motorized.