Drilling Machines

Under the Hood: Automotive Machining

New powertrain components. More sensors and electronics parts. Increasing part complexity. Difficult to cut materials. Faster delivery. How do automotive suppliers navigate to profitability through this stormy sea of lightweighting and driverless cars? 
Drilling Machines: Articles

Making Natural Gas Clean with a “Hole” Lot of Pressure

A pressure vessel in the mid-fabrication stages. The pressure vessels Mueller Environmental manufacturers measure anywhere from 4 ft to 8 ft in diameter and are made from ½ in to 3 1/2 in thick 5617 rolled steel plate. The diameter and material thickness depends upon the pressure the vessel must withstand. Sometimes pressures can reach as high as 3,000 psi.
Using a modified HMD915 magnetic drill and Industrial Series of Rotabroach Cutters from Hougen enabled Mueller Environmental to cost-effectively develop a patented new system for cleaning natural gas.


Drilling Machines: Industry News

Magswitch Wins Innovation Award

The award-winning MagDrill Disruptor 30 magnetic drill press, which utilizes patented technology with added patent-pending pipe conformability. Its uniquely flexible drill base is capable of a superior grip on flat and round surfaces, as well as pipe outer and pipe inner. Its novel swiveling magnet base design lands on pipe a little over 2 in diameter. Compared to competitor drill bases, it delivers better results on thinner steel.
Their MagDrill Disruptor 30 is recognized for applications in electrical, plumbing, MRO, concrete and general contracting.

Sanwa Seiki Represents Drake Manufacturing in Japan and ASEAN Regions

James Vosmik (left), the chief executive officer of Drake, and Tokushu Kobayashi (right), the president of Sanwa Seiki, celebrate the collaboration between the two companies in Nagoya, Japan.
They now sell, market and service all Drake thread grinding solutions.

Dake Redesigns Website

Customers can now view the specifications, features and videos of each type of machine tool.


Drilling Machines: Products

Power Packed Two-Speed Magnetic Drill

Booth C-21021: The powerful, high torque two-speed motor on the lightweight HMD917 portable magnetic drill from Hougen provides a great power-to-weight ratio for more strength and torque to drill large deep holes in steel.
The HMD917 portable magnetic drill from Hougen Manufacturing has a great power-to-weight ratio that gives metal fabricators more strength and torque to drill large deep holes in steel.

Portable Magnetic Drill with Automatic Feed and Reverse

Booth N-2311: Ideal for steel fabricators, contractors and plant maintenance professionals, the AutoMAB 350 portable magnetic drill from CS Unitec features an automatic feed mechanism with automatic reverse and shut off and can drill holes up to 1-1/2 in diameter with annular cutters in structural steel and other metals. (first view)
Ideal for steel fabricators, contractors and plant maintenance jobs, the AutoMAB 350 from CS Unitec drills holes up to 1-1/2 in diameter with annular cutters in structural steel and other metals.

FABTECH 2016 Sneak Preview: Welding

Booth N-3904: The new Robacta Drive TPS/i push-pull robotic welding torch from Fronius features an unprecedentedly compact design, impressive cost effectiveness, and significantly enhanced mechanics that further improve component accessibility and TCP precision so that even more welding tasks can now be performed profitably by robots.
The 2016 edition of FABTECH is on track to be one of the largest metal fabrication events ever at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas from November 16-18. This special sneak peek provides technical reviews of some of the equipment, power sources, positioners, systems and accessories that will be exhibited in the Welding Pavilion to help you get a head start on navigating the show floor and managing your time while you’re there.