Baseplate design and installation

Faster and safer solutions for your connections

From steel skeletons and staircases to handrails and outdoor seating – speed up design and installation of your baseplates without compromising on quality and safety.

With our hardware, software and service solutions, you’ll also help reduce the risk of costly rework and lengthy inspections while enjoying expert support in finding the right solution – no matter how complex the job.

Anchoring solutions for typical baseplate applications


Design baseplates up to five times faster

With PROFIS software some connections can even be designed in minutes

Baseplate design can be difficult and time-consuming. It takes place at the intersection of steel, anchor, and base material design and all relevant guidelines have to be considered. At the same time, nonlinear behavior and rigidity of the structure have to be taken into account. However, with the Hilti PROFIS Engineering Suite you can design a complete baseplate up to five time faster than using traditional methods. Optimizing connections up front can also help you cut material costs and reduce installation time on the jobsite.

With PROFIS, you can also design complete handrail connections for platforms, balconies and staircases in minutes.

Plan and scan to prevent fastener failure

Use lasers and concrete scanners to reduce the risk of costly rework

Hidden rebar is the enemy of baseplate applications. Reduce the risk of structural damage and last-minute design changes by carrying out a detailed structural analysis of your base material with a concrete scanner such as the PS 300 Ferroscan. For accurate baseplate layout that helps prevent fastener failure, use rotating lasers and total stations. Requiring minimal training thanks to intuitive software, our layout tools also turn layout into a one-person job, helping to bring down your labor costs.

Save time and money on baseplate installation

Skip manual hole cleaning, save on mortar and speed up torqing with SafeSet

The Hilti SafeSet delivers benefits for these tasks:

  • Drilling phase: Eliminate manual hole cleaning when you combine our hollow drill bits with a Hilti vacuum cleaner. Or choose solutions that don't require extra hole cleaning.
  • Mortar injection phase: Save up to 20% on product use with our smart cordless dispenser. Or eliminate waste altogether with our pre-dosed anchor solutions
  • Torquing phase: Save up to 80% on installation time and minimize the risk of unsafe over- or under-torquing with our smart Adaptive Torque (AT) system. 

Test. Install. Document. Done.

Check and verify fastener installation with on-site testing and documentation

Our trained and experienced engineers can perform pull-out tests of your fasteners to help verify that your engineered design standards are met. Testing is tailored to your requirements with regularly calibrated equipment and can be carried out during the design phase to check the resistance of a base material, or after installation as proof loading of the anchor installations is carried out. You will receive a comprehensive technical report.

You can also simplify documentation and help streamline inspections with Hilti TraceFast technology: Track individual fasteners with a cellphone, see if they have been installed, and record installation quality.

Explore more solutions to boost your bottom line

Ready. Set. HUS4

Want quicker, more economical fastening to concrete for applications such as platforms, balconies and staircases? HUS4 screw anchors can be installed twice as fast as wedge anchors – there's no hole cleaning required and you don't need a high accuracy torque wrench, so you save time on every single fastening.

Speed up fastening with HUS4 anchors

Free online PROFIS Engineering training

Are you choosing the best anchor for your application? Is the designed baseplate actually rigid? If these questions pop-up again and again for you, then this free e-learning is for you. Modules cover steel-to-concrete and concrete-to-concrete connections.

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