In this 'In-focus' article we take a look at the HT range of portable drilling machines.
If you mention portable drills to someone on the street, they’ll most likely think of the electric hand held type used for DIY, or the pneumatic kind used in workshops and factories. But these shouldn’t be confused with the Mirage HT range of portable drills.
Products in the Mirage HT range are designed for the toughest of on-site metal drilling jobs in industries such as the oil & gas and power generation sectors.
Although portable, they certainly aren’t hand held. Even the smallest product in the rage - the HT20 weighs in at around 45kg, and needs to be bolted securely into position.
The HT range should not be considered as ‘portable drills’, but as ‘portable drilling machines’. Each can be attached to the job to in a number of different ways. This versatility makes them suitable for multi-purpose drilling and stud removal applications when on-site. Common methods include bolting, switch magnets and chain clamps.
What are the key differences in the machines?
There are 3 machines in the HT line-up, with the main differences being the maximum drill diameter and the stroke.
Rigidity and accuracy is provided by the hardened linear rails, and when it comes to operating the machine you have the choice of manual and auto feed. Spindles provided are MT4 / ISO
- The HT portable drilling machines can be specified with a longer stroke.
- If you don’t require auto-feed, this can be excluded – resulting in a lower cost machine that still has the same power and performance.
- Accessories can be provided for magnetic and chain clamp mounting
- Choice of hydraulic and pneumatic drive motors
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