Archive for October, 2013

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Application Example

Just a few days ago, we received confirmation from a customer we had quoted that they were indeed going forward with their upgrade project.

It’s nothing out of the ordinary, but we thought you might want to read a bit about what a typical AutoDrill customer does and purchases.

First, the customer told us they had two separate applications.  One required a multi-drill head and the other would be a single spindle unit.

Four Spindle BCD Multi-Drill Head

Four Spindle BCD Multi-Drill Head

2140-2 With ER16 Collet Chuck

2140-2 With ER16 Collet Chuck

Here are the specific details:

  1. The first application was relatively simple as far as the process went. The customer wanted to drill four holes at one time. The hole size would be anywhere between 1/8″ )0.125″) to `1/4″ (0.250″) in diameter and would be drilled through 1/8″ thick aluminum material.  The catch was that the customer wanted to drill four parts at once. They would nest the parts on their fixture next to each other in a way that allowed the AutoDrill multi-drill spindle head to perform a perfectly spaded square pattern.  The customer had preciously used single spindle Suhner brand drills but wanted to try something a bit more modern.  We quoted a model 2240-2 AutoDrill for the stroke, a MS4C-13 gang drill head for the four hole process, and a three phase, 1 HP motor set-up that allowed the customer to choose an RPM rate from 862 RPM to 4200 RPM from the factory.  Speed changes are easily accomplished with simple belt and pulley swaps if needed. Their control system was a special dual pressure set-up pneumatic control that allows the customer to set a different downward line pressure from the retract pressure. The controls will be triggered by a PLC running 24VDC signals to a solenoid provided by AutoDrill.  Finally, a pair of proximity sensors (NPN/PNP dual compatible model) were added to the drill to inform the PLC of “proof of return” and “end of stroke” positions.
  2. The second application was a bit less critical as far as the initial set-up by the customer, but a bit more critical because of the process itself.  The customer wanted to drill a single 1-1/2″ (1.500″) hole through a plastic material. Because of the nature of the job, the exact material type was unknown and could range from PVC to HDPE or even some of the more exotic plastics.  The customer’s tool has a 1/2″ (0.500″) shank on it but sometimes comes with a hex shank.  Seeing as the shank changed from time to time, we decided to quote a standard key-type chuck.  We quoted a model 2240-2 AutoDrill for the stroke, a KT500J33 key-type chuck for the hole process, and a three phase, 1 HP motor set-up that allowed the customer to choose an RPM rate from 862 RPM to 2100 RPM from the factory.  Speed changes are easily accomplished with simple belt and pulley swaps if needed. Their control system was a again a special dual pressure set-up pneumatic control that allows the customer to set a different downward line pressure from the retract pressure. The controls will be triggered by a PLC running 24VDC signals to a solenoid provided by AutoDrill.  Finally, a pair of proximity sensors (NPN/PNP dual compatible model) were added to the drill to inform the PLC of “proof of return” and “end of stroke” positions.

The final cost of the equipment to the customer was less than $9,000 and delivery of some products will be in less than one week. Delivery will be made by simple UPS Ground shipping.

AutoDrill would love to help solve your high volume drilling needs.  Our quotes are 100% no obligation and basic PDF, DXF and/or DWG drawings of equipment are available with the quote in most cases.

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

Direct Drive AutoDrill Selfeeder Style Unit

For many, many years, self feeding automatic drills have been sold by a number of companies around the world.

A few years ago, AutoDrill entered the arena and has taken off.

AutoDrill’s production drilling solutions solve the problem that most shops eventually have – efficiency!

Whether they are too busy to keep up or facing tough times, companies often need to become more efficient.  AutoDrills line of single spindle and multi-drill products do just that – they bring an efficient answer to an often complex pattern of problems.

Direct Drive AutoDrill V2

Direct Drive AutoDrill V2

Direct Drive AutoDrill

Direct Drive AutoDrill

The unit shown above is only one of many models sold by AutoDrill.  It is a direct drive model where the input:output ratio is 1:1 for the motor:drill set-up.  What does this mean?  Well, for most people, it simply means a slim, compact but powerful drill.  For others, it means that a VFD or inverter set-up can be used to infinitely adjust the RPM rate for the machine while it performs it’s process.

With reversing motors, rigid or radial/linear float tap processes can be performed.

This unit can be driven by single phase, three phase, special voltage/type motors, air or even hydraulic drive motors.

Whether you need to drill a single hole on many parts or drill many holes in a complex pattern, AutoDrill likely has a solution to help you. Above and beyond that, we specialize in providing world class support so that even if we can not directly help you, we likely know who can.
Please CONTACT US to discuss your application and receive prompt product cost, literature and technical help. We look forward to serving you as best as we can.  Your success is our success!

Capacidades AutoDrill

Las unidades automáticas de taladrado y roscado son muy fiables, fáciles de manejar y combinar, y tienen un bajo nivel sonoro. También se pueden transferir a otros emplazamientos o combinarlas entre sí para formar nuevas máquinas especiales.

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Características y ventajas:

Extremadamente fiables
Bajo nivel de ruido
Fáciles de combinar para cambiar de trabajo

Datos técnicos:

Especificaciones técnicas:

Fuerza de avance – Vario

Máx. potencia –  1/3 HP to 5 HP+

Carrera de avance  – 0.125″ to 9″+

Velocidad en vacío 50 RPM to 10,000 RPM

Peso  – 5 lb. to 500 lb.+

Consumo de aire a máx. capacidad  – Vario

Consumo de aire en vacío  – Mínimo

Norma sobre ruido

Presión acústica  – Bajo nivel de ruido

Incertidumbre del sonido  – Bajo nivel de ruido

 

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