5000 Series AutoDrill – Motor Configurations
We recommend a three phase electric motor for its’ simple, reliable, and energy efficient operation. If you do not have three phase power available, a single phase motor option is also available. You can also choose an air motor drive for the unit if you are in an all air shop or have a space constraint, etc.
This page will show some basic motor configurations. It will use the electric motor as an example, but the pneumatic motor drive options are similar. Motors for the 5000 Series AutoDrill are generally available from 1/3 HP to 3 HP. Almost all motor drive arrangements can also make use of a gear reducer for lower RPM applications.
Almost all 5000 Series self feeder AutoDrill units are driven by high quality, anti-slip HTD timing belt and pulley set-ups. These are toothed sets for positive drive action.
Typical Motor & Automatic Drill Drive Arrangements:
Electric Motor Advantages:
- Industry standard
- Multiple supplier sources
- Economical to purchase
- Most economical to operate
- Highly reliable for long term use
- Easiest to maintain (no lubrication necessary)
- Stable operating speed (they hold their RPM steady)
- Inverter capable options available for variable RPM rates
- Quiet operation
- A much more “green” drive option
Air Motor Advantages:
- Light weight
- Small size
- Variable RPMs often available
- Do not require electrical power source near by
- Compatible with wood and plastic “air only” shops
- Can be run off inert gasses for explosion-proof operations