Built-to-order automatic drill systems. Customized to work the way you need them to.
Ideal for aluminum, steel and composites, tubular and flat bar materials, the Kentucky Gauge KDP series of drilling systems will increase your efficiency in producing high quality parts in an efficient and lean manner. With varying horse power options and two speed stroke control, a customized drilling solution can be provided to meet your specific requirements.
All drilling systems are built-to-order and customized to meet your drilling requirements.
Check out the photos and videos below to see a few examples of the drilling systems we've manufactured.
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Our linear encoders boast a resolution of 0.005mm, allowing you to achieve unparalleled length accuracies. The non-contact nature of these encoders ensures high-accuracy measurements for a lifetime.
Unlike rotary encoders, there are no moving parts. All the mechanical components found in rotary encoders (flange, shaft, bearings, etc.) are not needed, which eliminates mechanical failures.
Each pneumatic drilling unit is designed specifically for production drilling (and tapping) operations. With varying capacity and size options available, a drilling unit is available for any appliction that requires holes from 1/32" to 2" or larger!
Unlike belt drive systems, our rack and pinion drive isn't prone to wear or fatigue. Moreover, we're not limited by the belt length. We can build these systems to measure ANY LENGTH that you require.
Our controllers are fully programmable to do exactly what you need them to do. The controllers are simple to program at the keypad without requiring specialized training. If you require nesting and optimization, programs can be optimized using Excel and downloaded to the controllers using our supplied software.
We also include a free-standing controller stand that allows you to place the controller where it's most convenient for your operators.
The HydroSpeed unit provides rapid advance and precise control during the critical drilling process and breakthrough.
PeckFeed units are available for deep hole drilling where the depth of the hole requires that you remove the tooling to clear the chips or drilling debris.
Utilizing the hydrospeed feed control and proper RPM settings, you can minimize a secondary deburring process with a very clean hole breakthrough.
All drilling systems come standard with adjustable proximity sensors to provide end-of-stroke control and proof of stroke return. These allow the operator to precisely control the drill stroke to provide the most efficient cycle time possible.
Need to drill and tap? NO PROBLEM.
Need to drill on multiple planes? NO PROBLEM.
You tell us what you need and dedicated production team will make it happen.
LCD controller with fractional display available on request.
Non-contact and wear-free magnetic linear encoder.
With varying HP and RPM options, we can provide a turnkey system to automatically drill nearly any hole size and nearly any material type.
For smooth and accurate positioning, our motor drive incorporates acceleration and deceleration speed ramps, which can affect overall speed when pushing heavy weights.
Additional gearbox ratios available to adjust speed and/or pushing capacity
Multiple drill sizes available to accomoodate the required thrust forces.
Additional programs can be stored on a PC and downloaded to our controllers using our DAVe software.
Unlike our competitors, we're not limited to a few standard sizes. We can build our systems to ANY length that you require.
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✱Due to the large selection of customization options, manuals are provided as general guidelines only. Supplemental material is provided for customized features.
What was taking 2 guys 3 weeks to drill takes about 2 days now. Those guys especially love it.