Hilti vs. Simpson® Chemical Anchors

Tough jobsites need top performing adhesive anchors

Hilti vs Simpson StrongTie slow and fast cure adhesive comparison table; slow cure adhesives; HIT-RE 500 V3; SET-3G; SET-XP; minimum base material temperature; 23°F; 40°F; 50°F; Cure time at 40°F; 24 hours; 8 days; NA; cure time at 50°F; 16 hours; 3 days; fast cure adhesives; HIT-HY-200-A; HIT-HY-200-R; AT-XP; working time at 90°F; 3 minutes; 9 minutes; 60 seconds; working time at 14°F; 7 hours; 20 hours; 1 day

When your project is heavily dependent on the weather, the more versatile your top-performing adhesives are, the better. When compared with Simpson® chemical adhesives, our flexible range of slow cure adhesives offers faster cure times for both hot and cold climates, along with more working time to increase efficiency.

Hilti provides more with:  

  • HIT-HY 200-A V3: faster cure times for cold weather down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit
  • HIT-HY 200-R V3: while a faster cure than HIT-HY 200-A V3, the HIT-HY 200-R V3 offers a slower cure for more working time specifically for hot weather up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • HIT-RE 500 V3: the fastest slow-cure epoxy on the market, and the only one that can be installed in temperatures as low as 23 degrees Fahrenheit


Bond Strength in Tension Competitive Performance: Hilti vs Simpson StrongTie Bond Strength in Tension load x reinforcing bar diameter comparison chart for Water Saturated conditions; Hilti HIT-RE 500 v3; Simpson Set 3G; #3 +33%; #4 +38%; #5 +36%; #6 +46%; #7 +48%; #8 +54%; #9 Simpson Set 3G has no #9; #10 +57%; conditions single anchor, hammer drill installation, water saturated concrete, 4000psi, cracked concrete Periodic Inspection, 72 °F in service temperature. Chart data based on ICC-ESR 3814 Table 8 and ICC-ESR 4057 Table 6. Simpson Strong-Tie is a registered trademark of Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc

Damp conditions cause unwanted downtime, but Hilti’s top performing HY 200 A/R V3 injectable adhesive anchors keep the job moving forward in both wet and dry climates. While the competition's adhesives take a load reduction in water-saturated concrete, our specifically designed products maintain load capacity without compromise.

Don't Sweat It; SafeSet It

Whatever the status of your concrete, SafeSet makes setting anchors faster, easier and safer than ever before. It’s the first fully cordless system that goes beyond removing dust and debris during the drilling process to take the guess-work out of mortar injection as well. Combined with our top performing adhesives, SafeSet even helps improve productivity on jobsites in hot and cold climates where adhesives from our competitors simply can’t function.

On top of limiting dust exposure, SafeSet can save installers up to 60% on installation time by eliminating the hole cleaning steps that competitors like Simpson®  still require. To improve efficiency even more, use the new HDE 500 Smart dispenser’s precision dosage functions to reduce mortar wastage by up to 20%.

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Lighten the load

Adhesive anchors come in a variety of sizes depending on the application. Usually, you’d need a different dispenser for each product. Good news: our dispensers are cross-compatible with our core adhesive portfolio. Say goodbye to searching the jobsite for the right equipment; choosing Hilti means you can simply switch out adhesives and nozzles to keep on working.

Hilti dispenser ecosystem simplicity vs Simpson StrongTie complexity comparison diagram; HY 200-A V3; HY 200-R V3; RE 10;  RE 500 v3; RE 100; HY 10; HY 270; HY 100;  AT-XP High-Strength Acrylic; SET-XP High-Strength Epoxy; ET-HP Epoxy; AT Acrylic; SET Epoxy; SET-3G High-Strength Epoxy

More advancements for better performance

When you combine HY 200 V3 with the next generation SafeSet system, you get performance the competition simply can’t match. With all-weather versatility, more reliability, easier installations and a single connected tool platform, our chemical anchors are in a league of their own.

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Improved rebar & jobsite resilience

  • Up to 30% better loads for rebar
  • Water-saturated loads same as dry concrete
  • Better performance in high temperature ranges
  • New water-filled borehole option for rebar and threaded rods
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New ESRs for concrete and masonry

  • All new loads and applications are backed by ICC-ES code
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Enhanced installation instructions

  • Online Instructions For Use (IFU) that generates custom steps based on your application inputs
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Next Generation SafeSet system

  • New powerful, cordless TE 60 and TE 30 hammer drills
  • New VC 140 “vac-pack” vacuum allows for maximum mobility on the jobsite
  • New HDE Smart battery-powered dispenser is cross-compatible with the core Hilti adhesive portfolio and automates tricky injection steps

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