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Wiha presents its innovative VDE range for the first time at the GET Nord 2010

Wiha presents its innovative VDE range for the first time at the GET Nord 2010

Schonach, Germany – There is a focus on high-quality VDE solutions and innovative world product premieres for Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH at this year’s GET Nord. In addition to the new slimTECHNOLOGY and the pliers design unique in the sector, Wiha is presenting the ErgoStar as well as other highlights from its typically sophisticated and aesthetic Wiha range. As a consequence, the company is continuing to expand upon its market position and long-term expertise in the VDE sector. The long-established family company from the Black Forest region of Germany is participating for the first time in the only joint trade fair for electrical engineering, sanitation, heating and air-conditioning sectors, which will be held in Hamburg from November 17-19.

The focus is on absolute safety for the user when working in the area of live parts. Wiha reacts to these requirements with a wide, user-oriented VDE assortment which is subjected to extremely demanding one-off testing and is VDE-certified. Here Wiha VDE tools meet all requirements for working in systems with up to 1,000 V alternating current (AC) or 1,500 V direct current (DC). In addition, all products bear the symbol of the double triangle and the corresponding assigned voltage. Among other things, the thickness of protective insulation is specified in accordance with the international IEC 60900:2004 standard.

This year Wiha can score with a total of five innovative VDE solutions. "As the only manufacturer in the sector, we offer a VDE assortment especially designed for electricians. “Development was carried out in close cooperation with users and well-known institutions such as the Fraunhofer IAO (Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation) in Stuttgart,” explained Thomas Schlieter, Marketing Manager for Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH.

Innovative: the uniform pliers design

At the GET Nord, Wiha is presenting its new pliers generation which sets new standards in terms of design and functionality. The product line is impressive with its very attractive, modern pliers design which extends to all our pliers. With this one-of-a-kind, uniform design, Wiha has secured a clear unique selling point in the pliers market. Functionally, Wiha is introducing an innovation with real user benefits with the 'DynamicJoint’ pliers joint. “The new 40:60 joint geometry reveals cutting performance improved by up to 40 percent when compared to conventional pliers, with very low force of power,” explained Schlieter. For users, this means maximum cutting performance with a minimum expenditure of effort, even after 1,200 cuts. This has been confirmed by the TÜV Süd who inspected the DynamicJoint power joint in an independent benchmark test together with well-known competitors and hailed the product as the overall winner.

Pure ergonomics are also promised by the Wiha Inomic VDE pliers model, the recipient of several awards. Optimal accessibility, qualitative design and comfortable handling make the Wiha Inomic a dependable partner. The ergonomically angled form enables fatigue-free work and is also gentle on joints, tendons and muscles. Strong pliers jaws and the impact-resistant body make Wiha Inomic a tough and long-life tool.

A world premiere: the Wiha ErgoStar
With an innovative rotary movement, the Wiha ErgoStar has solved the problem of complicated key extraction in an ingenious way. Rotating any L-key in the holder means that all keys are opened, and all keys then rotate to the side as if by magic. In this way a flowing movement, 'with one turn' so to speak, presents all L-keys ready for convenient removal. Effective clamping makes sure that the keys cannot fall out, with both closed and open holders. A further incentive is the especially handy, compact design.

The innovation for VDE fastening tools
Customer benefits are at the forefront of all Wiha innovations. For example, the unique slimTECHNOLOGY of the Wiha VDE screwdriver offers unlimited accessibility. With integrated insulation, the completely VDE-certified and GS-tested solutions have blades up to 33% narrower. These are still characterised by outstandingly high performance and significantly surpass stipulations for torque. The user-oriented handle size concept of skin-friendly material ensures comfortable handling. Wiha slimTECHNOLOGY is offered in three different slim systems: slimFix (standard screwdriver), slimVario (exchange bit system) and slimTorque. In the sector of quality screwdrivers Wiha also offers the Wiha SoftFinish® as a single-pole voltage tester.

A focus on safety
Wiha presents another world product premiere with the MagicTips circlip pliers. Thomas Schlieter: “Notches have been incorporated into the tips that 'grasp' the safety ring and hold it firmly while working. Jumping away of the safety ring is almost completely prevented by the innovative Wiha solution.” The tips, machined from high performance steel, guarantee significantly greater load capacity over the complete service life and achieve a service life that is ten times longer in comparison to conventional pliers.

All innovations and further sophisticated VDE solutions can be tested and inspected at the Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH stand at the GET Nord. Wiha is already looking forward to your visit to Hall B2 on the ground floor at Stand 315!

About the company:
Wiha is one of the leading manufacturers in the world for hand tools for professional use in trade and industry, with headquarters in Schonach in the Black Forest, Germany. For the past 70 years the name of Wiha has stood for innovative tools of the highest quality with screwdrivers, torque tools, L-keys, bits, soft-head hammers, pliers, measuring tools and articulated hoses. A host of awards underline the setting of standards in terms of functionality and design. Currently over 650 employees manufacture and market more than 3,500 premium tools.


Marianne Müller
Marketing/ Messe- und Medienkommunikation
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