Case Studies

AutoDrill Case Studies

Lead Screw Tapper Modification Using AutoDrills

What do you do when a faithful customer comes along and asks for something that you don’t specifically offer?  You find someone who does offer it and pass the customer on and wish them much success. …Well, most of the time anyway because there is not always a readily available answer for the need.

This is exactly the situation AutoDrill was in just a few years ago when a customer wanted to purchase a multi-station, multiple spindle drilling and tapping set-up.  AutoDrill could meet about 90% of the customer’s need but just couldn’t fill in the gaps to make a turn-key set-up based on their rather complex needs.

That is when we turned to a machine builder and automation expert we had experience with to see if they could help.

Help they did! The JB Tool, Die & Engineering, Inc. was able to not only fill in the gap by making some custom modifications to the existing AutoDrill design, but went well beyond that by offering the customer a fully automated rotary table set-up with both the multi-drill and gang tap operations within a small footprint for maximum efficiency.

AutoDrill has worked with The JB Tool, Die & Engineering, Inc. on a number of occasions since then. We have always found them to be extremely professional and highly qualified for the projects.

Should you require an AutoDrill type set-up for drilling, tapping, or any other typical process, please feel free to contact us or reach out to The JB Tool, Die & Engineering, Inc. directly and tell them AutoDrill sent you.

Here is The JB Tool, Die & Engineering, Inc.’s contact information:

The JB Tool, Die & Engineering, Inc.
1509 Dividend Road
Fort Wayne, IN  46808
(260) 483-9586

Here are some sample photos of the final solution and set-up described in the post above:


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Snow DR-2 Multi-Drill Head

A customer of ours recently needed a two spindle head for their Snow DR-2 machine. Because the Snow machine has a very unique mounting system that integrates a pull-style feed control, AutoDrill designed a custom adapter for the machine.

Another customer called recently and said that Snow themselves will not offer them a multiple spindle drill head for their machine. We look forward to providing the best support in the industry to that customer as well!

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

Two Axis Drilling Machine

Kentucky Gauge and AutoDrill team up once again to offer a highly precise, lower cost two-axis drilling machine.

This customer wanted to drill a number of holes in a ribbed aluminum extrusion. They also wanted to do it in a repeatable manner. They chose the lower cost manual adjustment method rather than going with a fully automated Kentucky Gauge machine.


As you can see, they also chose quality over quantity. Their feed rate and RPM rates are very low so as to avoid a large burr inside the part and also to avoid the need for coolant on the process

Kentucky Gauge can be reached here and are also known as Hymark:

427 Bark Cove
Owensboro, KY 42303
United States

Sales: 270-683-3500 EXT. 211
Sales: 614-321-4506
Fax: 270-683-2500

Visit Kentucky Gauge / Hymark’s Website Here

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