2000 Series AutoDrill – Motor Configurations

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AutoDrill suggests three-phase motors be used whenever possible. This is because they are often more reliable and energy efficient than the single-phase and pneumatic options available. Hydraulic motors are not as common on this size unit. If three-phase power is unavailable, a single-phase motor option is offered or you can also choose an air motor drive. This is especially helpful for all pneumatic shops or those that have a space constraint on their fixture, etc.

On this page, you will see some basic motor configurations that we offer. The electric motor is shown below as an example. The air motor options are similar. Motors for the 2000 Series AutoDrill are offered from 1/3 HP to 2 HP. We can also offer primary gear reduction for those applications that require a very slow RPM rate.

Most 2000 Series self-feed AutoDrill units utilize 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:

This shows the “UT” and “UR” motor configurations.
These are the most common configurations. “UT” is used most often for horizontal drilling and “UR” generally for vertical. The motor is generally configurable in four positions with this mounting plate. Custom positions are also available upon request.
This is the “ZT” Configuration. This is also common for Horizontal Drilling Operations especially when the motor needs to be up and above an obstruction. The motor can also be placed in the “UR” Configuration if needed. Custom rotation positions are Also available upon request.
Direct Drive Configuration. The Output Speed of the Motor is the Same as the Tool RPM with this Configuration.
Custom Multiple Drive Arrangement. If you have a Special Need, Please Contact us. We can Often Meet That Need. Some Other Offerings Include Off-Set Drives, Close C-C Drives, Right Angle Drives, etc.

Electric Motor Advantages:

  • Industrial standard
  • Many different suppliers available
  • Inexpensive to purchase
  • Saves you the most money in most cases
  • Very reliable
  • Simple to maintain
  • Constant and Predictable RPM at the tool
  • VFD / Inverter rated options available for different RPM rates
  • Low noise operation
  • A very “green” option

Air Motor Advantages:

  • Weighs less
  • Small size
  • Can possibly alter RPM rate easily while in use
  • No electrical power is needed except at compressor
  • Compatible with wood and plastic “pneumatic only” shops
  • Inert gasses can be utilized for explosion-proof or other critical operations