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Drilling Machine: DrillX

Introducing the DrillX Self-Colleting Drill Motor

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State of the Art Portable Drilling Technology

At last, a revolutionary self-collating drill motor has advanced the state of the art in the portable drilling technology. With ground-breaking innovations, such hydraulic feed and camp-up, higher efficiency and greater hole accuracy. DrillX will make any manufacturing environment more efficient.

The entire design is geared toward greater accuracy, speed and control. For example, DrillX is able to hold to ±0.0002” while maintaining countersink depth repeatability to ±0.001".

 
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DrillX Self-Colleting Drill Motor ©West Coast Industries

Unique DrillX Features

Hydraulic Feed

  • No Breakthrough Surge

360° Rotating Clamp Foot

  • No need for Right and Left Hand Drills

Modular Design

  • Easy Maintenance

Higher Efficiency

  • Less Air Consumption
 

New Collet Design

DrillX System vs. Legacy Systems

DrillX pulls pilot and collet

No threads to break

Legacy systems only pull pilot

Break at threads

DrillX Models

Model 177 - 5/16 - 1/2" countersunk holes in aluminum

  •       177L - L-foot version — demonstrated in the video
  •       177C - Concentric collet version, used at Boeing and AIrbus

Model 220 - 3/16 - 5/16 holes in carbon fiber/titanium stackups, L-foot type

Model 216  3/16 - 5/16 countersunk holes in aluminum, L foot type

 

DrillX Specifications

 Model 216
1.0 HP / 5000 RPM
 Model 177
2.3 HP / 1800 RPM
 Hole Size Capacity  3/16” to 5/16”  5/16” to 1/2”
 Drill Spindle Stroke  1‐5/8”  2‐3/4”
 Drill Feed Force  Up to 300 lbs. (136 kg.)  Up to 500 lbs. (226 kg.)
 Clamp Force  433 lbs. (196 kg.)  900 lbs. (406 kg.)
 Hole Tolerance   ±0.00025” (±0.006mm)
 Air Consumption  Approx. 25 SCFM   Approx. 50 SCFM
 Weight  14.5 lbs. (6.6 kg.)  17 lbs. (7.7 kg.)
 Length  17” (43.2 cm)  19.5” (49.5 cm)
 Coolant  On board coolant system standard. Water based or Boelube. Optional connector for stand‐alone coolant
 Coolant Delivery  Through spindle or blown at workpiece and cutter  Through spindle

In-Line Forces for Greater Accuracy

DrillX In-Line Forces

Result: All forces are in-line for superior hole quality and reduced friction and wear

Hydraulic pressure to feed drill

Meter oil out to control feed

Air Motor

In-line hydraulic clamping

Legacy Systems Offset

Result: Offset force tilts drill body, resulting in reduced hole quality

Upper unit slides on rod attached to clamp foot

Hydraulic feed control resists the air feed

Air pressure
to feed drill

Our demo video of the DrillX in action

West Coast Industries has been a leading supplier of structural life improvement solutions to the aerospace industry for over 35 years. We have the widest range of cold work tooling available, from legacy split sleeve to the newer sleeveless, split mandrel processes. Additionally, we offer the BushMax bushing installation process, using proven cold work technology.