fischer joins CAS

Fischer is now partner of the battery pack system CAS

The mounting specialist fischer further expands its competence in the area of power tools. The new fischer cordless impact drivers FSS 18V make the safe mounting of the fischer concrete screws ULTRACUT FBS II faster and easier. With these powerful devices, fischer also becomes the currently 13th member of the Cordless Alliance Systems (CAS). This makes the new impact drivers 100 percent compatible with the battery packs and chargers of currently twelve other leading power tool and machine manufacturers.

Nürtingen/Waldachtal, September 2019: “As partner of the cross-manufacturer battery pack cooperation CAS we embark on new paths to the cordless construction site”, says Florian Birkenmayer, speaker of the management Mounting Systems of the fischer Group of Companies. Thanks to CAS, the new fischer cordless impact drivers FSS 18V and the machines from currently twelve additional power tool and machine manufacturers can be used with the same battery pack and charger. “Like this, professional users always have the right product available for all standard to special tasks”, says Florian Birkenmayer.

Further advantages: “CAS provides users with more mobility and safety, since they can work far away from a power outlet and there are no more tripping hazards due to cables. Furthermore, users can change from one product to the other with the same charger and battery pack, and thus work with significantly more flexibility and productivity. The tools and machines of the CAS cover almost all industries and work with high efficiency on the basis of the Metabo battery pack technology – the currently most powerful battery pack technology on the market thanks to LiHD. Around one year ago, CAS started on initiative of the Nürtingen power tool manufacturer. With fischer, the cooperation has now already 13 partners. Another four companies have already joined the alliance and work on CAS-based production.

The focus is on the system concept

As system provider, fischer offers its customers a complete programme for safe and economical connections on the construction site. “Therefore, the CAS cooperation perfectly suits our concept, nevertheless, the system concept is the focal point. With CAS users not only can use our new cordless impact drivers FSS 18V, but also about 140 more machines with the same, powerful battery pack. This is innovative, economical and saves time”, says Florian Birkenmayer.

Reinforcement for CAS

fischer’s broad range of products has the right solution for all mounting applications: It comprises mounting systems in the chemical, steel and plastics industry, screws, drill bits, adhesives, sealants and foams as well as assortments specially designed for applications such as facade and composite heat insulation systems or also installations in the sanitary, heating, ventilation and electric sector, which are also of interest to the other CAS partner companies. “fischer is an important reinforcement for CAS”, says Horst W. Garbrecht, Metabo’s managing director. “fischer is known everywhere as mounting specialist. This not only opens additional markets for CAS, but it also gives us a proper boost in terms of publicity. We are very happy to have an additional, very renowned partner at our side.”

Two variants of high performance

In addition to the particularly fast and safe mounting of the fischer concrete screws ULTRACUT FBS II, the new cordless impact drivers FSS 18V are suitable for example also for steel-steel connections. The high-performance devices are available in two variants: The FSS 18V 400 BL has a torque of 400 Newton meters and a brushless motor. Suitable to the respectively available diameter of the ULTRACUT FBS II the torque can be regulated. The FSS 18V 600 has a torque of 600 Newton meters and is thus ideally suited for the assembly of the fischer concrete screws in diameter 10 to 14.

The professional user receives an all-round carefree package for the fast mounting of concrete screws. The ULTRA-CUT FBS II concrete screws are, depending on the diameter, approved for many different anchorage depths, respectively matching to the existing load. In addition, there are different head shapes, versions made from galvanised and stainless steel, 6 mm diameter versions especially for redundant mountings and much more. The concrete screws can be adjusted and re-used if certain conditions are met. Like this, fischer always provides the right ULTRA-CUT FBS II for almost any application case. All fischer concrete screws with 6 to 14 mm diameter can be processed with the respective cordless impact driver FSS 18V. In the tool case, fischer delivers the right accessories of belt hooks, sockets, test sleeves and much more free with the cordless impact driver FSS 18 V. This facilitates the mounting process, undoing the ULTRA-CUT FBS II and check for reuse. Also, the robust L-Boxx as tool box permits the stacking of several compatible cases on top of each other and thus transport them comfortably on the construction site.

Cordless connection: Within battery pack system CAS, which is unique in the industry, worldwide leading manufacturers bundle their know-how by the fact that their tools and machines are 100 percent compatible with the same powerful Metabo battery pack technology. One of the currently around 140 CAS machines is the new cordless impact driver FSS 18V 400 BL from fischer.


fischer FSS 18V 600


One battery, many solutions. Thanks to this idea CAS permits that users can change in a flexible and mobile manner, as needed, between the fischer cord-less impact drivers, such as the FSS 18V 600 (image), and all other tools and machines within the battery pack system. Delays due to non-existing power outlets and cable as tripping hazards are a thing of the past.

About CAS

The Cordless Alliance System (CAS) is a cross-manufacturer battery pack system initiated by the Nürtingen power tool manufacturer Metabo. In the summer of 2018, CAS started with nine power tool manufacturers and machine manufacturers from different sectors. Currently, the following companies are part of CAS: Metabo, Rothenberger, Mafell, Eisenblätter, Collomix, Haaga, Electrostar (Starmix), Eibenstock, Steinel, Rokamat, Elried/edding, Birchmeier and fischer. Within this battery pack system that is unique in the industry, all machines of the CAS partners are one hundred percent compatible with one battery pack and can be combined at will. Based on the powerful Metabo, CAS unites different trades under one roof and thus offers professional users the freedom to work with standard and special products of different manufacturers mobile and flexibly far away from any power outlet. More on CAS at www.cordless-alliance-system.de.

About Metabo

Metabowerke GmbH in Nürtingen is a traditional manufacturer of power-tools for professional users from the core target groups of metal trade and industry as well as building trade and renovation. Metabo stands for very powerful cordless tools and is the leading supplier in the battery pack sector with its LiHD technology. In this way, Metabo has turned its vision of the cordless construction site into reality. The LiHD technology is also the basis of the battery pack system CAS (Cordless Alliance System) that comprises machines and power tools of different industry-specific manufacturers. Under the brand name Metabo, the full-range supplier provides machines and accessories for all standard applications, but also competence products and system solutions for special requirements. Founded in 1924 in the Swabian town of Nürtingen, Metabo today is a medium-sized company which also produces also in Shanghai, China, in addition to its headquarters in Nürtingen. 25 subsidiary sales companies and more than 100 importers ensure international presence. More than 2,000 people work for Metabo worldwide, and in the financial year of 2018 (April 2018 to March 2019) they have generated a turnover of 493 million euros. More about the company Metabo and its products can be found at www.metabo.com.

About fischer

The Group of Companies with headquarters in Waldachtal, Northern Black Forest, has achieved a turnover of 864 million Euro in 2018 with around 5,200 employees worldwide. The family-run business is represented in 35 countries with 47 subsidiaries and exports to more than 100 countries. It comprises the five company sectors fischer Befestigungssysteme, fischer automotive systems, fischertechnik, fischer Consulting and LNT Automation.

fischer Befestigungssysteme owns the technological market leadership in important fields of fastening technology. fischer offers products in technical perfection for a wide range of customers, from handymen and craftsmen to the key account partner.

fischer automotive systems manufactures high-quality interior components for vehicles. The company has a high expertise in plastics processing and is an important partner of the automotive industry. The product range comprises air outlets, beverage holders, storage areas and multi-functional components.

fischertechnik with its construction kits, is active both in the toy sector and in the educational sector. fischertechnik is one of the last toy providers to develop and manufacture exclusively in Germany.

fischer Consulting was born from the competences developed in the own company. Residing there is the fischer ProzessSystem, the central content of which is the permanent improvement. The fischer ProzessSystem orients itself always on the benefit for the customer. fischer Consulting provides advice to medium-sized companies, authorities and large companies on the path to slim and efficient processes.

LNT Automation develops and manufactures customer-specific electronic solutions. Furthermore, the company is involved in the development, the manufacture and the sale of customer-specific and capacitive touch systems such as multi-touch solutions made from glass and matching controller units. The electronics are manufactured in-house. More about fischer at www.fischer.group.

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2 comments

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    CAS – it’s the obvious way to go, but I can’t the big boys (Makita, Milwaukee, DeWalt, etc.) going for this.

    It is a definite impediment to the market.

    I’ve had my eye on a couple of DeWalt nail guns for a while now.

    What stops me?

    All my other kit is Makita.

    • Dylan Garton

      You’re not wrong Badger, it would be great if this took off but while good profits are being made on batteries and accessories within each manufacturers system it will be tough for CAS to grow.

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