Do you spend a lot of time designing steel-to-concrete connections? Finding the best solution for beam or column baseplates can be challenging. Every minute counts, so efficient design and quick installation can often be the difference between meeting or missing a deadline. But whilst productivity is key, it shouldn’t compromise on quality or safety – especially when baseplate failure can lead to incidents, fines or even lawsuits. We also understand how important it is to look after your employees, by reducing the risk of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and preventing inhalation of silica dust. Well at Hilti, we say challenge accepted! Read on to explore our best solutions for steel column baseplate connections…
Save time on baseplate design
Ensuring quality installations & speedy designs
Baseplate design can be difficult and time-consuming. Finding a solution that’s trustworthy and code-compliant will usually take an hour, but what if we said we can cut that by a fifth? With our Hilti PROFIS Engineering Suite, you can design a complete baseplate in as little as 10 minutes! And because the software exchanges BIM data seamlessly, it’s easier than ever to collect accurate information directly from the jobsite. We also offer engineering support and training on-site and in the office, so you’ll always be advised on the right products for the job. By having confidence in your installation method, you can avoid any liability concerns and keep your company’s reputation intact.
So you’ve sped up the design process, but what else can you do to boost jobsite productivity and meet your deadlines faster? We know how time-consuming manual hole cleaning can be, which is why we’ve developed SafeSet – a 2-in-1 solution that drills and cleans at the same time. Simply attach our VC 20/40 concrete dust vacuum to our TE-CD or TE-YD hollow drill bit, for 2x faster cleaning compared to the blow-brush-blow method. For chemical fixing, our battery-operated HDE 500-A22 mortar dispenser quickly and accurately dispenses adhesive – saving you yet more time as well as cutting resin costs.
You can even plan ahead by pinpointing hidden rebar in concrete before you start, which reduces the risk of accidental damage and subsequent delays. Using our PS 300 Ferroscan, you can easily locate this rebar to determine the best drilling method – helping you to avoid any last-minute changes down the line.
Want to increase worker safety and help prevent painful disorders like HAVS? Thanks to Active Vibration Reduction (AVR), our rotary hammers – even the powerful TE 60 and TE 70 – produce lower vibrations, which help to minimise the risk of permanent damage. But what about the dust that comes from drilling and manual hole cleaning? Inhaling silica dust can be fatal, which is why our SafeSet system provides a virtually dust-free solution. By removing the dust from the hole automatically using a vacuum, human contact is reduced – making it much safer and lowering the risk of potential health problems.
With our Hilti PROFIS Engineering Suite, you can design a complete baseplate in as little as 10 minutes. And because the software exchanges BIM data seamlessly, it’s easier than ever to collect accurate information directly from the jobsite.
Say goodbye to manual hole cleaning with SafeSet. Swap the traditional blow-brush-blow method for our hollow drill bit and concrete dust vacuum combo, for post-installed rebar installations that are quicker, more reliable and virtually dust-free.
Plan ahead by pinpointing hidden rebar in concrete using our PS 300 Ferroscan. Reduce the risk of accidental damage and delays whilst determining the best drilling method for the job, so you can avoid any last-minute changes down the line.