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Anchor installation that's safe and productive

Epoxy and adhesive anchoring installation methods

Proper installation of chemical anchors is important, and Hilti is committed to providing you various methods to help get the job done right.

Whether you need to work in damp concrete, want to use a standard ANSI drill bit, or need to fill deep holes, Hilti has systems for safe and productive anchor installation.

Adhesive Dispensers

HDE 500-A22

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A productive anchor installation requries a high-performing dispenser. The HDE 500-A22 is a smart battery dispensation tool designed to simplify the installation process while preventing drips and reducing waste.

  • Simple design: works with most of our chemical anchor adhesives
  • No more dripping nozzles: has an automatic backup feature to prevent dripping
  • Less waste: has a dosing function that helps control the amount of adhesive being placed in the hole

Learn more about the HDE 500-A22


Interested in a manual adhesive dispenser? Shop the manual dispenser HDM 500

Installation methods

Hilti SafeSet System

Increase productivity, even in tough jobsite conditions

To safely install a chemical anchor, it's important to make sure that the dust is cleaned from the hole. Hilti's SafeSet method of installation automatically cleans the hole as you drill, eliminating the need for manual cleaning. The SafeSet method also works in tough jobsite conditions, including damp concrete.

automatic cleaning

Automatically clean holes as you drill

By attaching a Hollow Drill Bits to a Hilti concrete dust vacuum, the SafeSet system will clean holes as you drill.

Increased installation speeds

Get the application done faster

The SafeSet system allows you to skip the brushing and blowing steps, which may increase installation speeds up to 60%.

Hollow Drill Bit

Anchor in tough jobsite conditions

Our hollow drill bits are designed to work on your timeline, not the weather's. When working with damp concrete, just brush off the standing water and begin drilling.

Standard 2x2x2 Method

Consistency across all chemical anchors

Unlike with the SafeSet method, the standard method requires manual cleaning. This includes brushing the hole twice, blowing the hole twice, and then brushing it twice more, also known as the 2x2x2 method. The 2x2x2 method works with all of our chemical anchors, simplifying the installation process.

Standard Installation method

Making installation simple

The 2x2x2 method is included in all of our chemical anchor installation procedures. If it's a Hilti chemical anchor, the 2x2x2x method will install it properly.

2x2x2 method

Cleaning the hole should still be easy

The standard 2x2x2 method of installation requires using a wire brush to clean the drilled hole. Hilti allows any wire brush of the required size to be used, which can save you time and money. 

Fast installation for deep embedments

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Filling deep embedments for rebar doweling or high strength anchors can be difficult but Hilti's Piston Plug method makes this type of installation easier.

Using the Piston Plug method can help prevent the formation of air pockets when injecting adhesives into deep holes, which can compromise the strength of the anchor. With this method, you can help make sure the anchor element is completely bonded to the base material. 


Additional Technical Resources

PROFIS Anchor Software

PROFIS Engineering

Our cloud-based anchor design software enables automatic and advanced calculating, easy specifying and integrated BIM modeling - increasing productivity and improving value.

Use PROFIS Engineering


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