New RCKW connector from Simpson Strong-Tie
Redesigned RCKW provides faster, more efficient installation.
Simpson Strong-Tie has redesigned its RCKW rigid knee wall connector
The updated model provides a versatile two-anchor option for structural steel contractors using 1/2” or 3/8” diameter anchors, resulting in faster and more efficient installation. When combined with the RCKWS stiffener (sold separately), the RCKW system can provide additional load capacity for optimizing overturning moment resistance.
Fabricated from heavy gauge, G90 galvanized steel, the RCKW and RCKWS have three large holes for a one-anchor solution at the edge or center of slab or a two-anchor solution for applications requiring higher capacities at the center of slab. The screw holes and anchor holes in the stiffener line up with those in the RCKW clip, making fastener and anchor installation a snap.
“The redesign to include a greater variety of anchoring options answers a contractor need for greater versatility in structural steel connectors that are adaptable and easy to use,” said Simpson Strong-Tie vice president of connectors and lateral systems Sam Hansen. “Multiple install options and load solutions help simplify installations while providing required rotation resistance so buildings can meet unique load requirements.”
Features of the RCKW system include unique small and large anchor-hole patterns permit anchorage to both concrete and structural steel. The connector also includes stiffened anchorage leg flanges to provide improved overturning moment resistance. Also, additional smaller-diameter anchor holes enable attachment to structural steel with #12 self-drilling screws.
RCKWS stiffeners can be secured to the RCKW clip with screws, optimizing overturning moment resistance and stiffness.
Based in Pleasanton, Calif., Simpson Strong-Tie manufactures and provides structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems and building solutions.
New Milwaukee M18 FUEL Drill with One-Key
Milwaukee brings its One-Key tech to a new hammer drill and driver.
Milwaukee Tool has introduced its new M18 FUEL Hammer Drill, Drill/Driver, and Impact Driver with the addition of ONE-KEY.
Through a ground-up redesign of the motor, mechanical, and electrical components of the core tools, the drilling and fastening solutions achieve 60% more power, are up to 2X faster, and are the most compact-sized solutions on the market, Milwaukee says.
These newest additions include One-Key functionality so users can also easily customize, track, and manage the tools through the app on their mobile device.
Accessible within the app are a range of new features such as Anti-Kickback technology and a self-tapping screw mode that automatically shuts the tool off once a screw is seated.
“These solutions feature a smaller yet powerful motor, more efficient electronics, and unmatched mechanical design that greatly reduces their size,” said Cole Conrad, director of product marketing for Milwaukee Tool. “As advancements in technology have grown, so have the needs of many users for increased control over their tools’ performance. By launching versions of our new M18 FUEL drilling and fastening solutions with One-Key capability, we’re providing these users with the ability to completely customize these tools for better control over power, speed, and consistency – as well as the ability to easily track and manage them in their inventory.”
Users can set their preferred task controls and, with the touch of a button on the tool, easily switch between saved tasks so each application is done with the most accurate and productive settings. Once the tool is set, a mobile device is no longer needed. Users can also access available setups based on common applications and materials.
Milwaukee Tool’s new USB pivot flood light
The USB rechargeable ROVER Pivoting Flood Light delivers 550 lumens of light output.
Milwaukee Tool has introduced a USB Rechargeable ROVER Pivoting Flood Light.
Powered by RedLithium USB, the USB rechargeable ROVER Pivoting Flood Light delivers 550 lumens of TrueView high definition light output. Built with functionality and versatility in mind, the light features a 210° pivoting head and a wide magnetic base so it can sit, stick, or hang virtually anywhere and cast a wide amount of light onto any surface.
Its collapsible design fits in pockets and a built-in carabiner allows users to clip it to tool organizers or straps for easy transport from task-to-task.
Whether the task requires maximum brightness or extended run time, users can select from three light output modes: Flood High, Flood Medium, or Flood Low which provides 11.5 hours of run time on a single charge.
For added benefit, users can easily charge the battery right inside the light via Micro USB or swap it out with an additional RedLithium USB battery for virtually no downtime.
The light’s body and lens are impact and chemical resistant, and IP54 rated to protect against weather and dust.