Hilti HIT-HY 150 MAX Fast Cure Hybrid Adhesive Alternative

April 16th, 2014

If you have been using Hilti HIT-HY 150 MAX to attach anchors in uncracked concrete and grouted masonry we have another solution that may be able to provide significant project savings. Read More…

Lorad Supply Acquires Ohio Service Supply

March 1st, 2014

Lorad Supply has acquired the assets of Ohio Service Supply effective March 1, 2014.

Hilti TE 30-A36 Cordless Combihammer Drill: New Product News

November 15th, 2013

Hilti TE 30-A36 CombihammerProduct engineer’s at Hilti recently unveiled another industry first:  the TE 30-A36 cordless combihammer drill.  Featuring a drilling range of 1/4” -1” diameter with SDS+ (TE-C) drill bits, and up to 3-1/2” using percussion core bits, the Hilti TE 30-A36 Combihammer drills and chips into concrete up to 40% faster than the largest commercially available SDS corded tools. This lightning fast speed is made possible thanks to design features that include a high efficiency brushless motor and higher mass hammering mechanism. The TE 30-A36 Combihammer’s new 36 volt, 6.0 amp hour battery  handles more than double the work load per charge when compared to other battery packs on the market.  Cordless technology means contractors can say good-bye to extension cords and compressors without compromising on power. Read More…

New Product News: Hilti Hit-HY 200 Adhesive

September 30th, 2013


Hilti HIT-HY 200 Failure to adequately clean your holes can significantly reduce the performance of conventional adhesive anchor systems. This is why Engineers at Hilti have created new Safe Set™ Technology which eliminates manual hole-cleaning during anchor installations.

For holes that clean themselves, we recommend the new Hilti TE-CD and TE-YD Hollow Drill Bits in conjunction with the Hilti VC 20/40 vacuum to create a virtually dustless working environment. Contractors using this new system in conjunction with Hilti HIT-HY 200 adhesive enjoy higher productivity, fewer cleaning errors, and more precise installations. Read More…

New Product Updates: Hilti HDE 500-A18 Compact Cordless Adhesive Dispenser and HDM 500 Manual Adhesive Dispenser

July 3rd, 2013

The Hilti ED 3500-A and MD 2500 adhesive dispensers have been discontinued and replaced by the HDE 500-A18 and the HDM 500 respectively.  The new Hilti HDE 500-A18 Compact Cordless Adhesive Dispenser and the manual HDM 500 Adhesive Dispenser are ideal for adhesive anchor and rebar applications, making installation quick and easy. Unlike the ED 3500-A and MD 2500, which had removable cartridge holders, the 500-A18 and the HDM 500 feature cartridge holders that swivel and snap into place.  Contractors benefit from even faster cartridge changes—gone are the days of having to put the tool down to reload. Read More…

Hilti Product Updates: TE 500 and PD 4

April 30th, 2013

If you are looking for either the Hilti TE 500 or the PD 4 and struggling to locate these items, there is a simple explanation:  they have been discontinued. Read More…

Hilti MI System: Install Overhead Medical Equipment Support Structures Without Welding or Cutting

February 14th, 2013

Hilti MI Support SystemWe recently completed time sensitive installation of a heavy service boom support structure for a Pittsburgh area hospital’s Cath Lab. This installation was challenging because idling the Cath Lab to complete our work would have resulted in significant amounts of lost revenue for the hospital.

Although many contractors still utilize traditional structural steel and red iron supports when fabricating medical equipment supports others are beginning to learn about new and improved alternatives. Red iron supports inflate project costs by requiring shop and field fabrication.  The support grid system must be custom designed to the unique specifications of each piece of medical equipment. Special care must also be taken to anticipate and accommodate existing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Using red iron supports for this installation would have also required welding, introducing potentially harmful airborne contaminants into a hospital environment. Hospital administrators considered an after-hours installation at night or temporarily closing down the wing during the day to minimize the effect of these contaminants, but both of these options contributed significant additional costs to a project that was already over budget. Read More…

Installing Support Grids for Medical Equipment: The Hilti MI Support System

February 1st, 2013

This Tech Talk Post features an innovative Hilti product used to support medical equipment in hospitals and medical settings.

One of the major challenges facing contractors installing a ceiling support grid for medical equipment is working around existing pipes, electrical, and other MEP systems. Although red iron structural steel supports are often used to suspend ceiling grids from ceilings in hospital settings, significant cost savings and versatility make the Hilti MI Support System an excellent alternative to traditional construction methods. This system keeps hospital construction and upgrade projects on schedule and budget by preventing the need for additional fabrication (e.g., welding and cutting) and rerouting of existing MEP systems.

Structural steel and red iron supports add to project costs by requiring fabrication time in the shop and in the field. In addition, red iron supports must be custom designed to the unique specifications of each piece of medical equipment that is to be hung or supported.

Thanks to the modular design of Hilti MI components, they can be pulled from the shelf in stock lengths and installed immediately without welding. Best of all, they accommodate a wide range of equipment models made by major medical equipment manufacturers, including GE, Toshiba, Siemens and Philips, for operating rooms, CT, x-ray equipment and heart catheterization labs, making them an ideal choice for medical and hospital applications. The Hilti MI system can support even the heaviest types of diagnostic devices, including C arms and heart cath equipment, which can weigh in excess of 3,000 pounds. Read More…

New and Improved Firestopping Materials: Hilti CFS-BL and CFS-PL

January 17th, 2013

Hilti CFS-BL Firestop BlockPlease note that Hilti FS 657 is being discontinued and replaced with Hilti CFS-BL Firestop Block.  Designed for firestopping a variety of large openings, the new CFS-BL is a pre-formed solution that features an innovative “Grid-Tech” component and an improved formula which allows contractors to firestop larger openings due to the material’s greater annular space.  Featuring a pre-compressed block design, Hilti CFS-BL requires no tools for wall or floor applications and offers fire ratings 1-4 hours post installation.  This Hilti firestopping block is non-curing, making it ideal for new penetrations or re-penetrations.

Hilti CFS-PL Firestop PlugIn related product news, Hilti FS 658T is also being discontinued and replaced with Hilti CFS-PL, a new firestopping plug designed for small openings.  CFS-PL firestop plugs are non-curing, reusable, require no tools, and offer immediate protection after installation.

Hilti now offers more than 50 firestopping UL/ULC systems that provide ease of installation and excellent performance characteristics.  To order, request a quote, or learn more about Hilti firestopping materials, contact Ohio Service Supply for more information

Hilti PD 5 Laser Range Meter

October 9th, 2012

Hilti PD 5 laser Range MeterHilti’s new PD 5 Laser Range Meter, which replaces the PD 4, is a simple and easy to use tool that can measure distances up to 230 feet with the click of a button.  The new laser range meter is ideal for measuring applications done at heights, or in other areas where measuring with a traditional tape measure may prove difficult.

Rugged construction creates a dust and water-resistant casing that ensures precision measurements and long service life for contractors and fabricators.  Whether you require a laser measuring tape for the shop or the job-site, the Hilti PD 5 offers tremendous performance and value. Read More…