Archive for June, 2013

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Drilling Fossilized Woolly Mammoth Tusk

In April of this year, we received one of those calls that just makes your day.  You know, the kind of call that grabs your attention and makes you glad you do what you do.

You see, our customers come from a very diverse background of business.  There are AutoDrill products working in radioactive atmospheres. There are AutoDrill products stirring blood samples for a medical company. There are AutoDrills spinning baked hams while they are spiral sliced.  ..We even have a few out there drilling steel, aluminum, etc.  Can you imagine? <grin>

So it was that on April 29th that we received a call from a company that makes custom grips for 1911 handguns and some other very specialized items. The specialized grip for the 1911 we help them make is fossilized Woolly Mammoth tusk material.  …And at the time, they needed to drill two holes in it. The initial discussion went something like this:

“Good afternoon, AutoDrill.”

Q – “Can you offer a multi-drill to make two 1/4″ holes in fossilized Woolly Mammoth tusk material?”

A – “Um…  Hmm…  Yes.  That’s unique, but yes we can.”

At that point, our sales person was saying to themselves that it must be a joke or a friend making a prank phone call…  But we have also learned to never doubt the legitimacy of a job until it’s clear someone is messing with us so we just continued on with the call.

So…  Here we are just a few weeks later. We shipped the product with a custom drill press adapter to the customer on May 15. The customer now has the AutoDrill multiple spindle drill working in their shop and they are indeed drilling fossilized Woolly Mammoth tusk material.  You have to love that!

We often say we love solving the unique problems brought to us.  Well, the only thing we might find more enjoyable is the knowledge that our products can, and are used in some of the most unique applications in the world.

If you would like to learn more about the products made by this particular customer, please visit their site here:

Fine Turnage Productions
Fossilized Woolly Mammoth Tusk Grips for 1911 Handgun

Fossilized Woolly Mammoth Tusk for 1911 Handgun

Fossilized Woolly Mammoth Tusk for 1911 Handgun

Please CONTACT US to discuss your application and receive prompt product cost, literature and technical help.

…And yes, before you even ask, we probably can do that.

Doubling The Output in Kentucky

Recently, a customer of ours wrote to us and said, “We are very satisfied with the AutoDrills, they seem to be working perfectly and very robust.  Between the AutoDrills and the servo cylinder, our new machine can double the output of the older pneumatic cylinder and (insert competitor’s name here) drills.”

We are happy to say that we can often help customers greatly increase their production rates with our equipment.

While most of AutoDrills machines are not high-thrust, we do offer the 1000 series unit with up to 100 lbs. of thrust.

The 2000 series has up to 500 lbs. of thrust.

The 5000 series has up to 1000 lbs. of thrust.  Custom units can be offered with much more thrust as well.

Here is a quick photo of the AutoDrill set-up as built by the customer in Kentucky:

Twice the efficiency in Kentucky

New AutoDrill Units

You can just make out our AutoDrill self-feeder units as well as our multi-drill heads.  We are especially impressed with what we presume is their chip management system.  Those look like some very efficient vacuum collectors!

Please CONTACT US to discuss your application and receive prompt product cost, literature and technical help.

The Future of Automatic and Gang Drilling is AutoDrill

With many of our competitor’s deciding to scale back or even shut down operations, we stand here ready to serve you and your company’s production drilling needs.

Our competitors often sell outdated, inefficient machines.  We sell only the most modern and efficient designs.

The remaining major competitors to AutoDrill are either overpriced, overseas, or sometimes both!  We keep everything except custom drilling heads and devices in stock at all times.

 

2240 With 2 Spindle Multi-Drill Spindle

2240 With 2 Spindle Multi-Drill Spindle

2140-1 with Key-Type Chuck

2140-1 with Key-Type Chuck

Please CONTACT US to discuss your application and receive prompt product cost, literature and technical help.