5100 Series AutoDrill (Heavy-Duty)

The 5100 series AutoDrill is based on the 5000 AutoDrill series unit. However, with the addition of a HydroSpeed feed control, it becomes a much more capable unit. This additional control is useful when a clean hole breakthrough is needed. It also helps improve hole roundness in thin sections, increases accuracy when precision depth control is needed, lowers the HP requirement for larger hole jobs or simply when two-speed operation is desired. It even increases tool life if used properly. Two-speed feed rate is standard with the HydroSpeed feed unit added. The HydroSpeed, when its rod contacts the customer’s stop, manages the critical work penetration and break-thru rate. The cylinder does not increase the overall width of the AutoDrill unit. Closely spaced holes are still possible. When the holes are too close, we offer our multiple spindle heads and most often our 5200 series units. Maintenance of the HydroSpeed is also simplified since it can be adjusted or replaced without disturbing the AutoDrill body. (space missing) A dual speed feed rate is standard. The HydroSpeed (sometimes called Hydra-Brake, Hydro-Speed or Hydro Speed) controls the critical work penetration feed rate and breakthrough process. Check out our YouTube channel for examples of a HydroSpeed in use.

The 5100 series AutoDrill is offered for heavy duty or large hole operations or when the most robust and reliable unit is necessary. The features on the 5100 series unit make it very simple to maintain and operate. Its adjustment methods are easy to understand, including the adjustable feed rate. It is very simple to use yet is extremely capable.

Because of its efficiency, your costs are kept low. Whether it helps you make more product in the same amount of time (cost savings) or simply helps you to keep up with high volume requests (higher production), the 5100 series self-feeder unit is an excellent choice.

Some of the many uses for the 5100 AutoDrill series are:

  • Plate and structural steel hole drilling operations
  • Pipe drilling including dual wall processes
  • Drilling multiple holes with a single unit
  • Flow Drilling or Form Drilling of holes
  • High thrust applications (up to 1500 lbs. on standard shop air)
  • Deep hole operations up to 6.000″ (152mm)
  • Depth controlled drilling applications
  • Operations requiring all position mounting
  • Operations requiring through the spindle coolant
  • Morse Taper tooling requirements
  • Available with air motor drives for explosion-proof operations using inert gas

Some of the main features of the Series 5100 unit are:

  • Self feeder drill abilities
  • Dual speed stroke control
  • Infinitely variable drill feed control
  • Cleaner hole breakthru where less or no burr is desired
  • Self feeding reaming, deburring and countersinking / small counterbore capabilities
  • Improved counter-bore and countersink finishes
  • Thrust forces to 1500 lbs on shop air
  • Multiple motor drive options available to suit the application
  • Spindle stroke from minimum to 6.000″ (152mm)
  • Feed control for up to 6.000″ (152mm)
  • Custom configurations for close C-C drilling
  • Built-in precision depth control
  • All position mounting options
  • Optional SkipFeed for multi-wall tube and extrusion drilling
  • Optional PeckFeed for deeper hole drilling processes
  • Can receive and drive multi-head devices
  • Standard Jacobs style key chuck in 0.500″ or 0.750″ capacity
  • Precision ER collet style chuck (ER16, ER20, ER25, ER32, Custom)
  • Specially made spindles are available for your custom tooling
  • Electric or Pneumatic (air) motor drives up to 5 HP standard
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5100 Series AutoDrill (Heavy-Duty)