Itasca, IL – Sugino Corp. introduces its entry into portable pneumatic drilling units specifically designed for the aerospace industry. The Pneucon Selfeeder (TM) Family is currently being developed with cooperation of some of the World’s largest aerospace manufacturers to streamline drilling applications on large wing and fuselage assemblies. The portable air powered Pneucon Selfeeders are designed to provide very tight T.I.R. less than .0006” and deliver .0008” repeatability on depths. The typical nose mount unit to be used in fixtures with precision collet holders and clocking bushing fixtures.
The prototype units released incorporate a requested design feature from Sugino’s field tested Double Hydro-Speed Regulator technology which will produce fine holes without burrs. The rapid approach of the drill is slowed when the primary control feed rate regulator is engaged prior to entering the part, as the drill approaches its preset depth, the secondary control feed rate regulator further slows the drilling unit to virtually eliminate burrs on breakthrough. Pneucon Feeders have a precision spindle and a built-in guide bar to create tighter tolerances vs. the existing pneumatic drills used in the industry and offer through the tool coolant delivery.
Pneucon Feeders have a precision machined turbine for smooth operation without vibrations. They operate with positive air pressure in both forward and reverse directions. Pneucon Feeders are operated exclusively on compressed air for ease of use and safety. One key advantage is the unit is equipped to provide cutting oil directly at and through the tooling to the tool tip where lubrication is most needed; this feature can extend tool life and provide superior drilling capabilities.
Filed Under: Aerospace + defense, Pneumatic equipment + components