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Multiple Spindle Drilling Machine

Hickenbottom, Inc. needed a reliable replacement for an old drilling machine. "Hypneumat listened to the client's needs and delivered an idea to increase the company's production with reliability and longevity," said a company spokesperson.

Hickenbottom inlets are utilized in a variety of commercial, recreational, agricultural and municipal applications. Each inlet is made of high-density polyethylene providing longevity and durability of the product. They needed the same in the machine that drills them with the versatility to drill a wide range of inlet sizes.

The client needed a multiple spindle drilling machine to drill 20 1-1/4" holes in a 24" HDPE inlet pipe and also the capability of drilling their current 12" (15" O.D.), 15" (18" O.D.), 24" (29 1/2" O.D.) and possibly 36" inlets in the future. Reliability and longevity was a paramount concern.

Hypneumat designed and built a machine with a DQ56E series feed unit powered by a high efficiency on demand hydraulic power package and 7.5 HP spindle motor. This drilling unit drives a custom 20 spindle adjustable heavy duty multi-head, drilling 20 1-1/4" holes in high-density polyethylene inlet tubes.

The fixture is set up to rotate the part for drilling perimeter holes in inlet tubes and is designed to incorporate inlet diameters ranging from 12" to 48". This machine is also capable of a wide range of rapid advance and retract speeds as well as variable drill feedrates. The drilling unit and multi-head are mounted to framework that can be raised or lowered to accommodate different inlet sizes.

 Hypneumat, Inc. is a privately owned ISO9001 company located in Franklin, WI. For over 65 years, Hypneumat has provided high speed drilling and tapping units pneumatically, hydraulically or servo driven, as well as multi-spindle drilling and tapping heads. Hypneumat offers an array of custom fixed spindle multi-head configurations, adjustable gear driven heads, universal joint heads and clutch tappers. Hypneumat equipment is utilized to drill and tap all types of metals and plastics, and serves nearly all major manufacturing industries throughout the world, such as automotive, aerospace and oil.  

For more information contact:

Hypneumat, Inc.

5900 W. Franklin Dr.

Franklin, WI 53132


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