Concrete analysis and rebar hit prevention equipment

Detection systems

Non-destructive solutions for finding and analyzing hidden objects in concrete

Every 9 minutes, a hidden object is cut during construction work. 

Structural inspections are getting stricter and more frequent.

With detections tools and training from Hilti, you have the solution.

No time for nasty surprises?

Burst pipes, cut cables and rebar hits are labor-intensive to fix, but nearly impossible to avoid. As diamond drilling specialists know all too well, there is no way to be sure what lies beneath the surface of what you are cutting into.

With the help of Hilti’s detection systems and training service, all jobsite professionals have a simple, quick and, above all, non-destructive way of identifying embedded objects. The closest you can get to x-ray vision, the latest generation of Ferroscan devices can show you the material, diameter and cover depth of both metallic and plastic objects. You can even identify if a hidden wire is live. With these capabilities, you can leave time-consuming methods involving manual measuring, drilled pilot holes or trial-and-error behind.

Real-time structural analysis

PX 10 Transpointer to locate drilling entry and exit holes without hitting hidden objects


Single-button tools which locate drilling entry and exit points through concrete walls

PS 50 multidetector concrete scanner to prevent rebar hits


Pocket-sized allrounders for instantaneous rebar, pipe, cable and stud location to avoid hits during everyday drilling and coring

PS 300 Ferroscan for advanced rebar detection, hit avoidance and structural analysis


Detailed 2D and 3D imagery for large-scale structural analysis. No specialist sub-contractor needed!

PS 1000 X-Scan concrete penetrating radar for easy rebar location, hit avoidance and structural analysis


Powerful scanners to locate rebar, post-tensioning cables and live wires deep in concrete for hit prevention

Profis detection concrete scan analysis software for structural analysis and automatic engineering report creation


Powerful but user-friendly software which makes the steps from raw data to final structural analysis report efficient and simple

No matter which scanning technology you select, every tool is equally straightforward to use: just swipe it over the surface to see a live image of embedded objects. If the next step for you is structural analysis, PROFIS Detection software, you can produce 2D and 3D imagery, automatically generate reports on your branded templates and export scan data in BIM and CAD formats.

Hilti concrete scanners and detection software have been developed with a steep learning curve in mind. Everyday tasks can be quickly mastered, while Hilti also offers training and analysis services so your team can harness the full potential of this high-accuracy, high-productivity workflow. 

what is concrete scanning?

Concrete scanning is real-time, non-destructive testing method. Scanning serves to main applications:

  • Hit prevention – locating rebar, pipes, cables and PT tendons to avoid damage during drilling or coring
  • Structural analysis – recording the location of rebar and other embedded steel

Detection systems may be the most useful tools you have never heard of. For both applications, detection systems mean that you don't need to open an existing structure. They are therefore quicker and more economical than typical destructive testing methods.

It only takes seconds to scan the surface, but this can save serious delays and accidents such as severed post-tensioned tendons or cut live wires.  The links below provide a complete guide to selecting the right structural scanning equipment for your business, and showcase the technology's full capabilities using real-world case studies.


Hilti PROFIS Detection software simplifies detailed analysis of scan data, and automates report generation

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Receive optimized scan data and documentation generated via PROFIS Detection. We offer an hourly or daily service depending on your needs

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Our detection tools are designed to be extremely easy to use, but some training helps regular users to save time and exploit the full potential of advanced detection systems

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