Hilti adhesive anchor systems do what others cannot because they’re specifically designed to overcome factors that are often overlooked such as:

  • The temperature of concrete or base material at the time of installation and curing
  • The necessary preparations for successful hole drilling
  • The moisture levels of concrete at the time of installation

Don't Let Tough Jobsites Set You Back

Hilti’s dedication to using technology to make construction faster, safer and more efficient shines through in the design of our high-performance adhesive anchors.

Downtime and delays often cost more than you can afford, but the performance of our chemical anchors help customers save on more than just the price of the product itself.

Hilti helps lower overall spend through:

  • Lower usage costs
  • Reduced installation costs
  • Increased speed of production


A chemical reaction between the hardener and the resin is what allows two-part anchors to cure, but how fast or slow this process happens is completely dependent on the temperature of the base material where the anchor is installed. It’s important to know adhesive anchor systems can have various limitations, such as:

  • The range of base material temperatures at the time of installation
  • The time required for the adhesive anchor to cure
  • The time permitted to install an adhesive anchor
  • Conditioning requirements of the adhesive cartridge
Many of the products on the market can perform despite limitations in higher temperatures, but require temperatures as high as 50 degrees Fahrenheit to cure and offer no alternatives for working in colder climates. Offerings from Hilti, such as ESR 3814 and ESR 4868, provide the benefits of installation temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hilti Beyond Bond vs. DeWalt vs. Simpson StrongTie ICC ESR by temperature comparison table; ESR 3814; ESR 4868; ESR 4027; ESR 3298; ESR 4057; ESR 2508; tested temperatures; allowable temperature range; minimum base material temperatures at installation; 23°F; 14°F; (23°F+ or overhead and horizontal installation); 41°F; 40°F; 50°F; maximum base material temperature at installation; 104°F; 100°F; 110°F; conditioning requirements; base material minimum that requires special conditioning; 32°F; <>; overhead installation; 70°F; temperature to which cartridge must be conditioned; installation times; work time at 40°F; 2 hours; 1 hour; 25 minutes; no published testing below 50°F; cure time at 40°F; 24 hours; 4 hours; 3.5 hours; 48 hours; 192 hours; this trademark is owned by Stanley Black and Decker; this trademark is owned by Simpson; cure times double in wet concrete conditions

Hole Drilling and Cleaning Methods

If a hole isn’t cleaned before installing an anchor, it won’t properly adhere and will inevitably cause headaches later on. Hilti created SafeSet to simplify the process using two different methods:

  • A hollow-drill bit and vacuum system that removes dust and debris during the drilling process
  • A proprietary anchor element, such as a Hilti HIT-Z rod, which requires no hole cleaning prior to install (highest load values in the industry)

Since OSHA’s increased silica dust regulations in 2016, many companies have developed similar technologies, but similar doesn’t mean equal. While other products might be able to remove dust and debris during installation, other aspects of the design fail where Hilti succeeds.

Moisture Condition of Base Material

Adhesive anchor systems are often more sensitive to adverse conditions. Unlike the competition, HIT-HY 200-A V3 (faster cure times for colder climates) and HIT-HY 200-R V3 (slower cure times for warmer climates) perform more reliably on jobsites that would have other adhesives creating downtime that no one wants to deal with. 

Whether your design assumes dry or water-saturated concrete or water-filled holes, HY 200-A V3 and HY 200-R V3 chemical anchors present designers and contractors with an approved solution in both hot and cold climates.

Hilti Beyond Bond vs. DeWalt vs. Simpson StrongTie moisture condition x bond strength reduction factors ICC-ESR comparison table; ESR 3814; ESR 4868; ESR 4027; ESR 3298; ESR 4057; ESR 2508; bond strength reduction factors (⏀-factors); dry; continuous inspection; 0.65; periodic inspection; 0.65 0.55; water-saturated; 0.45; water filled holes; no data; this trademark is owned by Stanley Black and Decker; this trademark is owned by Simpson; cure times double in wet concrete conditions