Autodrill Stations Project Profile

The Challenge

A trailer manufacturer was opening a new plant and needed four autodrill stations for its production line.

Frakes Engineering was hired to design, build and install these four standalone tables for drilling holes. Frakes Engineering was hired because they had designed and engineered a similar auto drill system for this manufacturer at a different plant over ten years ago.

The Solution

The four auto drill stations were designed using a MicroLogix 1100. The autodrill stations allowed operators to drill 26 holes drilled per 48” section on the top section and 36 holes drilled per 48” section. Each drill station had a pneumatically automated press with 6 drill heads. The tables are equipped with air cylinder devices to reinforce partitions during drilling. This project was completed on time and on budget.

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