Hilti Tools and Fastening Systems

Simplify quality fastening to steel

Hilti is a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools and fastening systems for the professional user. Hilti tools are known for their exceptional quality-and the Hilti X-BT  Fastening System is no exception. We are pleased to offer the full range of Hilti Fasteners, Hilti Power Actuated Tool/Systems and Hilti Tools for sale.

Hilti’s X-BT System is a productivity enhancing technology that makes it possible to fasten threaded studs to pre-painted steel with little to no damage to the protective coating on either side of the base material. Designed to work on high-strength steels, as well as steels as thin as 8mm (5/16 in.), the X-BT System is ideal for use in environments in which corrosion often occurs-which is why it’s so well-suited to the offshore and shipbuilding industries.

With the X-BT System, Hilti has provided a highly effective steel connection. The X-BT threaded stud is equivalent to A4 (316) stainless steel and comes with an (optional) sealing washer, giving it long-lasting durability; and because the flat tip of the X-BT stud helps to prevent through penetration of the base material, reworking and recoating the base materials is often rendered unnecessary, saving you time and money. In fact, using X-BT Hilti drills, tools, and accessories, a single user can set more than 100 studs in an hour, with little to no rework necessary.

The X-BT System supports a wide range of applications, including fastening grating, PFS ESL type slotted cable hangers and SLP type pneumatic tube supports, and more. PFS is proud to be able to offer the full X-BT installation kit to our customers, which includes a power-actuated tool, a cordless drill, a cleaning kit, a rapid charger, two batteries, spray lube, and operating instructions-all together in one convenient, compact case.

To learn more about the specifications of the components included in the Hilti X-BT System kit, scroll down the page.

X-BT Studs

Description Item Corrosion Protection 
Threaded stud X-BT-MF M10/10 SN4​ 2083549​ Stainless steel A2​
Threaded stud X-BT-MF W10/10 SN4​ 2083620​ Stainless steel A2​
Threaded stud X-BT M10-24-6 SN12-R​ 377078​ Equivalent corrosion protection as A4(316)​
Threaded stud X-BT W10-24-6 SN12-R​ 377076​ Equivalent corrosion protection as A4(316)​
Threaded stud X-BT M6-24-6 SN12-R​ 432266​ Equivalent corrosion protection as A4(316)​
Threaded stud X-BT W6-24-6 SN12-R​ 432267​ Equivalent corrosion protection as A4(316)​
Threaded stud X-BT-MR M8/14 N 8​ 2194339​ Equivalent corrosion protection as A4(316)​
Threaded stud X-BT-MR M6/10 SN 8​ 2252199​ Equivalent corrosion protection as A4(316)​
Threaded stud X-BT-MR W6/10 SN 8​ 2252470​ Equivalent corrosion protection as A4(316)​
Threaded stud X-BT-MR M10/15 SN 8​ 2194340​ Equivalent corrosion protection as A4(316)​
Threaded stud X-BT-MR W10/15 SN 8​ 2194341​ Equivalent corrosion protection as A4(316)​

Technical data:

Material Composition Duplex stainless steel (1.4462)
Point type Blunt tip
Base material Steel, stainless steel and cast iron
Max tightening torque 14.75 ft-lb (20 Nm)
Minimum thickness of base material 5/16”
Thread size 3/8”, 1/4”, 6 mm (grating)
Height W10/W6: 24 mm, Mg: 14 mm

Approvals:

X-BT Installation

Tools & Accessories  Item
X-BT tool set*​ Local item​
DX 351 BT  powder-actuated tool​ Local item​
Piston X-351 BT​ 378676​
Fastener Guide BT FG M1024 for metric studs​ 378674​
Fastener Guide BT FG W1024 for wit worth studs​ 378673​
Cartridge 6.8/11 M  “high precision” brown cartridge​ 377204​
SF BT 22-A cordless drill​ 2123719​
Stepped drill bit TX-BT 4/7-80 (for use with X-BT MW6, MW10)​ 377079​
Stepped drill bit TX-BT 4.7/7-80 (for use with X-BT MR M8, MW6, MW10)​ 2197930​
Nutsetter S-NS 13C (for use with M8 flange nuts)​ 2149244​
Socket wrench insert X-NSD 1/4″ – 10mm (for use with M6 flange nuts)​ 2197934​
Socket wrench insert X-NSD 1/4″ – 25/64″ (for use with W6 flange nuts) ​ 2197935​
Nutsetter S-NS 15C (for use with M10 flange nuts)​ 2149245​
Nutsetter S-NS 9/16″C95/3 3/4″ (for use with  W10 flange nuts)​ 2149246​
Socket X-NSD ¼” – 16 mm  (for use with X-BT MF M10 flange nuts)​ 2097397​
Socket X-NSD ¼” – 9/16” (for use with X-BT MF W10 flange nuts)​ 2107229​
Torque tool X-BT ¼” (for use with X-BT MW6, MW10)​ 2119272​
T-Handle X-NSD ¼” ​ 2115130​
Torque tool X-BT ¼” – 20 Nm (for use with X-BT MR M8, MW6, MW10)​ 2212510​
BX3-BT tool Kit – includes SF-BT 22-A, Battery packs​​
BX3-BTG-A22 Battery Driven Fastening tool​ 2194592​
Fastener Guide X-FG B3 BT M (M8 long, M10)​ 2197626​
Fastener Guide X-FG B3 BT W (W10)​ 2197627​
Protection Cap X-PC B3-BT​ 2211436​
SF BT 22-A cordless drill​ 2123719​

S-BT System

The S-BT fasteners are threaded studs manufactured from hardened carbon steel 1038 and austenitic-ferritic (Duplex) stainless steel 1.4462 acc. DIN-EN 10088-1 (AISI 316 SS equivalent). The S-BT threaded studs are fasteners with male threads (metric M8 and M10 or inch W10) for attachment on one end and a threaded tip on the other end for embedment into the structural steel or aluminum. Carbon steel studs are supplied with an aluminum sealing washer Ø 10 mm, stainless steel studs are supplied with a stainless steel sealing washer Ø 12 mm, both with an chloroprene rubber sealing ring.

The S-BT technology can be used as an alternative to the welds and bolts used to attach materials to structural steel and for fastening applications in shipbuilding environment and offshore structures. The S-BT fastener will be screwed in into a pre-drilled hole. The screw is tapping its own internal mating threads when installed into base material. A special stepped drill bit is needed to guarantee an accurately defined pre-drilled hole in terms of borehole depth and diameter. With this system reliable fastenings can be made in steel with a thickness 3 mm [0.12″] ≤ tII < 6 mm [0.24″] and in aluminum with a thickness 5 mm [0.20″] ≤ tII < 6 mm [0.24″] in pre-drilled through holes. For base materials steel and aluminum tII ≥ 6 mm [0.24″] the fastener is intended to be set in a pre-drilled pilot hole.

The benefit of pilot holes is no through penetration of the base material. If the real base material thickness tII exceeds 6 mm [0.24”] no rework of the protective surface coating on the back side is needed. In case of a drill through hole or a pilot hole in thinner base material, rework of the coating on the back side of the plate / profile may be needed. For more details refer to section 3.2.4 “Corrosion information”.

The S-BT System supports a wide range of applications, including fastening grating, PFS ESL type slotted cable hangers and SLP type pneumatic tube supports, and more. PFS is proud to be able to offer the full S-BT installation kit to our customers, which includes a screw in tapping tool, a cordless drill, a cleaning kit, a rapid charger, two batteries, spray lube, and operating instructions-all together in one convenient.

S-BT Studs

                        

Description Item Environment Base Material
Threaded stud S-BT-MR M10/15 SN6​ 2140740​ Stainless steel A4(316) or equivalent​ Steel​
Threaded stud S-BT-MR W10/15 AN6​ 2140741​ Stainless steel A4(316) or equivalent​ Steel​
Threaded stud S-BT-MF M10/15 AN6​ 2140528​ Duplex coating, equivalent to 45 µm hot-dip galvanized​ Steel​
Threaded stud S-BT-MF W10/15 AN6​ 2139173​ Duplex coating, equivalent to 45 µm hot-dip galvanized​ Steel​
Threaded stud S-BT-MR M8/7 SN6​ 2139172​ Stainless steel A4(316) or equivalent​ Steel​
Threaded stud S-BT-MF-M8/7 AN6​ 2139174​ Duplex coating, equivalent to 45 µm hot-dip galvanized​ Steel​
Threaded stud S-BT-MR M8/15 SN6​ 2148612​ Stainless steel A4(316) or equivalent​ Steel​
Threaded stud S-BT-MF M8/15 AN6​ 2148618​ Duplex coating, equivalent to 45 µm hot-dip galvanized​ Steel​
Threaded stud S-BT-MR M8/7 SN 6 AL​ 2140743​ Stainless steel A4(316) or equivalent​ Aluminum​
Threaded stud S-BT-MR M10/15 SN 6 AL​ 2140744​ Stainless steel A4(316) or equivalent​ Aluminum​
Threaded stud S-BT-MR W10/15 SN 6 AL​ 2140745​ Stainless steel A4(316) or equivalent​ Aluminum​

S-BT Installation

Description Items
Battery driven tool SBT 4-A 22 or​ Local items​
Battery driven tools SF BT 22/18-A & SFC 22/18-A​ Local items​
Depth Gauge S-DG BT MW10/15 Long 6​ 2143261​
Stepped drill bit TS-BT 5.5-74 S (for steel)​ 2143137​
Stepped drill bit TS-BT 5.5-74 AL (for aluminum)​ 2143138​
Depth Gauge S-DG BT MW10/15 Long 6​ 2143261​
Depth Gauge S-DG BT M8/7 Short 6​ 2143260​
Calibration Card S-CC BT 6​ 2143270​
Torque Tool S-BT 1/4″ – 5Nm​ 2143271​
Nut setter S-NS 13 C 95/3 3/4″ S-BT (for M8)​ 2149244​
Nut setter S-NS 15 C 95/3 3/4″ S-BT (for M10)​ 2149245​
Nut setter S-NS 9/16″ C 95/3 3/4″ S-BT (for W10)​ 2149246​
Soft Bag | According Inlays​ 434910 | 154050​

Hilti Grating Clips

X-BT w/ X-FCM HL  S-BT w/ X-FCM-R/M X-ST-GR w/ X-FCM-M
Hilti Grating Clip X-BT w X-FCM HL Hilti Grating Clip S-BT w X-FCM-RM Hilti Grating Clip X-ST-GR w X-FCM-M
  • Combination of highest-grade stainless steel​
    (A4| 316 components​
  • Increased pull-out load capacities​
  • Up to 40 years ​
    corrosion resistance​
  • All relevant approvals​
  • PAT or Battery-driven solution​
  • Available in stainless steel and hot dipped galvanized​
  • Up to 40 years corrosion resistance​
  • All relevant approvals​
  • Battery-driven solution​
  • Combination of stainless-steel stud (A2 | 304) & duplex coated components​
  • Fastening of wider grating openings​
  • PAT driven solution​
Highly Corrosive Mildly Corrosive

Tools & Accessories for sharp tip portfolio (X-GR & X-ST-GR M8)​ Item Nr.​
DX 5 Grating tool kit​ Item Nr.​
DX 5-GR powder-actuated tool​ Local item​
Cartridge 6.8/11 M10 STD red​ 416474​
Cartridge 6.8/11 M10 STD black​ 416475​

 

Tools & Accessories for X-BT portfolio​ Item Nr.​
SF BT 22-A cordless drill incl. battery pack​ 2123719​
X-BT tool kit – includes SF-BT 22-A, DX 351 BTG, Battery packs​ Local item​
DX 351 BT G powder-actuated tool​ 377621​
Piston X-351 BT P G ​ 378677​
Fastener Guide X-351 BT FG G ​ 378675​
Cartridge 6.8/11 M  “high precision” brown cartridge​ 377204​
BX3-BT tool Kit – includes SF-BT 22-A, Battery packs​
BX3-BTG-A22 Battery Driven Fastening tool incl. battery pack​ 2194592​
Fastener Guide X-FG B3 BTG​ 2197625​
Protection Cap X-PC B3-BT​ 2211436​
Tools & Accessories for blunt tip S-BT portfolio​ Item Nr.
Battery driven tool – S-BT-4A-22 incl. battery pack​ Local Item​
Battery driven tools SF-BT 22-A & SFC-22-A​ Local items​
Depth Gauge S-DG BT M8/7 Short 6 incl. battery pack​ 2143260​
Calibration Card S-CC BT 6​ 2143270​
Soft bag | Additional inlays​ 434910 | 2154050​

Grating and Checkerplate

The following sections describe grating and checkerplate fastening solutions for marine and industrial environments. These solutions consist of powder-actuated, screw-in and mechanical fasteners which provide the installer with highly productive, high quality solutions which are designed to fit the needs of the particular application. The primary concern when determining which solution to choose is the level of corrosion resistance required. For marine environments, Hilti offers a stainless steel grating or checkerplate disk and powder-actuated or screw-in stud. Stainless steel studs are attached directly to the base steel, while the disk is then attached using a screw fastening tool. If through penetration of the base material is not desired, or if the base material onto which the grating panels are installed is very thick, an option for stud attachment is the Hilti X-BT-GR system. The Hilti X-BT-GR system consists of a specialized tool set which enables the installer to pre-drill a small pilot hole into the base steel. A blunt tip stud, the diameter of which is slightly larger than that of the pre-drilled hole is then fastened with a Hilti powder-actuated tool directly into the pilot hole. Finally, the disk is installed on the stud with a screw fastening tool.

The Hilti S-BT system offers solutions to not only thick base material but also thin base material in which through penetration is desired. The Hilti S-BT system also consists of a specialized tool for pre-drilling the base steel, a threaded tip which cuts into the pre-drilled hole using a Hilti screw fastening tool equipped with proper depth gauge.  And similarly the disk can be installed on the S-BT stud. More information about the innovative S-BT fastening system can be found in Section 3.12.15. For less corrosive environments, Hilti offers the X-GR powderactuated fasteners which feature stainless steel fasteners and duplex coated (similar to hot dip galvanized) pre-mounted saddle clip fasteners. These fasteners offer high productivity and corrosion resistance at a level which is typically needed in non-marine, semi-corrosive exposed environments. For those cases where powder-actuated solutions are not desired, Hilti also offers a mechanical clamp, the X-MGR. This fastener features a hot dip galvanized coating and will fit most standard open bar grating panels.

Hilti System Corrosion resistance Grating/ checkerplate height

in. (mm)

Base steel thickness

in. (mm)

Connection type
Hot-dipped galvanized Stainless steel
X-FCM Grating Disk System X-FCM-M

Duplex Coated2

X-FCM-R Steel or FRP grating

1 or 2 (25 to 50)

≥1/43

(≥6)

Power-actuated

or screw-in

X-FCP Checkerplate Disk System X-FCP-F

Duplex Coated2

X-FCP-R Checkerplate

1/4 or 1/2 (6 to 12)

Power-actuated
X-GR Grating Fastening System Duplex Coated2 Steel grating

1 or 1-1/2 (25 to 38)

1/8 to 1/24,5

(4 to 12)

Power-actuated
X-MGR Grating Fastening System HDG minimum

45 μm

Steel grating

1 or 1-1/2 (25 to 38)

1/8 to 1

(3 to 25)

Mechanical

1.) Reference entire section for specific details on allowable load values, selection and installation. More information on X-FCM Grating and X-FCP Checkerplate Disk Systems can be found in Section 3.4.2.  More information on X-GR and X-MGR Grating Systems can be found in Section 3.4.3.

2.)  Reference Section 2.3.3.1 for more information on coatings and corrosion resistance.

3.) X-BT-GR M8 threaded studs require a minimum steel thickness of 5/16″ (8 mm) to ensure no through point penetration. Refer to Section 3.12.15 for steel thickness requirement for S-BT screw-in studs. X-ST-GR M8 threaded studs have a maximum application limit of 1/2″ (12 mm).

4.) Disk or saddle may be removed easily.  Threaded stud or base will remain in base steel unless removed by overloading fastener.

5.) Fastening in base material thickness beyond 1/2” (12 mm) is possible for A36 and Grade 40 steels. Site testing required.