Magnetic drilling or a mag drill performs clean and convenient drilling operations at any point on a construction site. It is a portable yet stable drill press, providing an accurate and faster performance. Mag drills can reach any surface and are used in various industries.
Mag drills can work smoothly on multiple surfaces regardless of remote positions and problematic orientations. Magnetic drills are increasingly popular across the diamond drilling industry.
Information broken down in this blog will help you grasp the basics of magnetic drilling quickly, and by the time you reach the end of this post, you would have a better understanding of what a mag drill is, its types, how and why to use it along with its applications.
A magnetic drill press is a machine that works faster compared to old technical machines such as drill presses, geared drill presses, mill drills, or radial arm drill presses.
It is a portable machine and can make holes above 12 mm in diameter. You can use twist drill bits if you need to make a hole below 12 mm in diameter. The core drill bits used for mag drill machines are produced from high-speed steels(HSS) and tungsten carbide tips (TCT). You can decide on the HSS and TCT depending on the nature of the material you need to drill.
Annual cutters with a magnetic drill press provide an accuracy of 0.005 mm up to 0.001 mm for some materials, such as stainless steel.
The magnetic drill press is available in various sizes, designs, and shapes. You can choose the type of mag drill considering the purpose of the machine. It combines a robust electromagnetic base, which enables the drill to adhere to the carbon steel surface. You can operate it from multiple angles, such as horizontally, vertically, and upside down.
It is the most common and compact magnetic drill. It is used to perform multiple operations where the machine’s weight is not the concern, so it is easily carried on an electric pole, mobile towers, bridges, or TV towers.
Full and semi-automatic mag drills have become popular nowadays. It saves time and energy, resulting in more production. Diamond drilling Kent provides various models of automatic and semi-automatic magnetic drilling machines.
The motor driven by a pneumatic mag drill has a permanent magnet, not an electromagnet. It is specially designed where there is a fire danger due to electricity. Hence, the site remains secure.
As the name suggests, it is best to drill holes in railway tracks. This machine is equipped with a unique clamping mechanism instead of a magnet to get clamped on the track.
Hydraulic pressure generates the force that is required to operate. This machine is mainly used for industrial, construction, and marine drilling operations. It is a powerful tool and the best option if you need a small drilling machine.
It is used for most confined drilling spaces with angular gears specially designed for it.
It has an innovative magnetic base capable of light milling, drilling, countersinking, and reaming. It is a portable machine equipped with a cross-table base.
Magnetic drills were designed for construction work as they must drill in large quantities on structural steel, such as i-beams. It remains stable throughout the operation and is easier to use than the hand-held drill machine. It also provides better accuracy and cuts large-diameter holes at speed.
You will have a precise and accurate pace for drilling rigid materials with a magnetic drilling machine. It has a robust electromagnetic base that enables the carbon steel surface when it is on. Construction work demands placing a mag drill in any position, and a mag drill serves this purpose. It will allow you to position it from multiple angles.
The magnetic drill press is ideal for onsite and off-site drilling jobs. It is used in diverse fields like construction, fabrication, and heavy engineering. However, it is mainly used for drilling holes on-site, or constructing structural steel. The latest magnetic drill machines are lightweight and preferable to fabrication shops. It is equally helpful for non-controlled shop conditions.
A magnetic core drilling machine is flexible and portable compared to conventional drilling machines. It can quickly move from one place to another horizontally, vertically and sideways. The flexibility offered by the mag drill was never achieved earlier by any other drilling machine.
Another difference is that a core drilling machine cuts only on the hole’s edge and does not cover the whole surface. Hence, its job is to cut a small portion of the material. In comparison, the magnetic drill press covers the more significant part and is three or four times faster, even under normal conditions, than the traditional drilling machine.
CA Drillers provides magnetic drilling in Kent and London. Our high-end magnetic drilling solution meets your drilling expectations. We have a highly experienced and knowledgeable team of magnetic drilling experts who are well-updated with the latest drilling and cutting techniques.
We aim to provide the most convenient and flexible magnetic drilling operations at cost-effective prices.