Kays Engineering/DeHoff/Eldorado

900 Industrial Dr
Marshall,  MO  65340

United States
660-886-9929
http://www.kays-dehoff.com
  • Booth: 824

Kays Engineering, Inc.

Manufacturer of DeHoff and Eldorado Deep Hole Drilling Machines

All DeHoff and Eldorado deep hole drilling machines are designed and manufactured in our 50,000 square foot facility in Marshall, Missouri, USA. We take great pride in the excellent reputation our products have earned over the last half-century. Our meticulous attention to detail during the build process ensures that each machine leaving our plant will maintain that reputation and deliver superior performance to our customers for decades to come.

DeHOFF

DeHoff has represented quality, accuracy and long-term performance since 1956. Featuring a heavy-duty design, DeHoff machines can be customized to suit your specific high volume production application. 

ELDORADO

Eldorado has been the most popular name in deep hole drilling since 1948. Ideal for companies that require maximum versatility, Eldorado machines deliver unsurpassed performance and reliability within a compact footprint.


 Press Releases

  • The DeHoff 1536T is a gundrilling machine used to manufacture high-performance military helicopters. Several of the helicopter’s drivetrain components are gundrilled to produce hollow centers, which reduces mass while maintaining high rotational rigidity.
    The 1536T has two gundrilling spindles with each spindle on an independent slide. An operator control panel is installed on both sides of the machine, enabling each gundrilling spindle to be independently controlled. This provides the end user with the flexibility to run two different parts simultaneously.
    The machine has a 1.5 inch (38 mm) diameter gundrilling capacity and a 36 inch (914 mm) slide travel. It features steel box ways and hand-scraped mating components (instead of linear guide ways and milled surfaces). This results in superior vibration damping, extended tool life, and improved surface finish. DeHoff gundrilling machines are designed and manufactured by Kays Engineering in Marshall, Missouri, USA.
  • The Eldorado KM75-48 is a 3-axis gundrilling machine used to manufacture products like transmission shafts, manifolds, and mold matrices. The machine includes updated Beckhoff controls with G-Code programming, which provides enhanced flexibility. Complex gundrilling operations can be performed with a single fixturing setup.
    The KM75-48 features a “knee” fixture table to provide 3-axis CNC gundrilling capability. Drill capacity is 0.078 to 0.75 inches (1.98 to 19.1 mm). Drill slide travel in the Z-axis is 48 inches (1219 mm), with table travel of 24 inches (610 mm) in the X-axis and 12 inches (305 mm) in the Y-axis. 
    The machine has a durable design that incorporates hardened and ground box ways and hand-scraped mating components (versus linear guide ways and milled surfaces). This results in superior vibration damping, extended tool life, and improved surface finish. Eldorado gundrilling machines are designed and manufactured by Kays Engineering in Marshall, Missouri, USA.
  • The DeHoff BTA/STS 2084 is a BTA drilling machine used to manufacture drive shafts for helicopter tail rotors. The shaft begins as a solid piece of high-strength alloy steel, and is drilled in a single pass using the BTA machine. This process results in a significant weight reduction for the finished drive shaft.
    The BTA/STS 2084 has a 2-inch (50.8 mm) drilling capacity and an 84-inch (2134 mm) drilling depth. The machine can also be offered with slide travels of 36 inches (914 mm), 60 inches (1524 mm), or 120 inches (3048 mm). It has a single spindle with a 20 hp spindle motor. A high-torque gearbox with a 4-speed transmission enables the machine to deliver up to twice the torque output of a standard DeHoff model.
    The machine features steel box ways and hand-scraped mating components (instead of linear guide ways and milled surfaces). This results in superior vibration damping, extended tool life, and improved surface finish. DeHoff gundrilling machines are designed and manufactured by Kays Engineering in Marshall, Missouri, USA.

 Products

  • DeHoff 1536T
    Military helicopters utilize gundrilling...

  • The DeHoff 1536T is a gundrilling machine used to manufacture high-performance military helicopters. Several of the helicopter’s drivetrain components are gundrilled to produce hollow centers, which reduces mass while maintaining high rotational rigidity.
    The 1536T has two gundrilling spindles with each spindle on an independent slide. An operator control panel is installed on both sides of the machine, enabling each gundrilling spindle to be independently controlled. This provides the end user with the flexibility to run two different parts simultaneously.
    The machine has a 1.5 inch (38 mm) diameter gundrilling capacity and a 36 inch (914 mm) slide travel. It features steel box ways and hand-scraped mating components (instead of linear guide ways and milled surfaces). This results in superior vibration damping, extended tool life, and improved surface finish. DeHoff gundrilling machines are designed and manufactured by Kays Engineering in Marshall, Missouri, USA.
  • Eldorado KM75-48
    3-axis gundrilling machine...

  • The Eldorado KM75-48 is a 3-axis gundrilling machine used to manufacture products like transmission shafts, manifolds, and mold matrices. The machine includes updated Beckhoff controls with G-Code programming, which provides enhanced flexibility. Complex gundrilling operations can be performed with a single fixturing setup.
    The KM75-48 features a “knee” fixture table to provide 3-axis CNC gundrilling capability. Drill capacity is 0.078 to 0.75 inches (1.98 to 19.1 mm). Drill slide travel in the Z-axis is 48 inches (1219 mm), with table travel of 24 inches (610 mm) in the X-axis and 12 inches (305 mm) in the Y-axis. 
    The machine has a durable design that incorporates hardened and ground box ways and hand-scraped mating components (versus linear guide ways and milled surfaces). This results in superior vibration damping, extended tool life, and improved surface finish. Eldorado gundrilling machines are designed and manufactured by Kays Engineering in Marshall, Missouri, USA.
  • DeHoff BTA 2084
    BTA drilling machine for large aerospace parts...

  • The DeHoff BTA/STS 2084 is a BTA drilling machine used to manufacture drive shafts for helicopter tail rotors. The shaft begins as a solid piece of high-strength alloy steel, and is drilled in a single pass using the BTA machine. This process results in a significant weight reduction for the finished drive shaft.
    The BTA/STS 2084 has a 2-inch (50.8 mm) drilling capacity and an 84-inch (2134 mm) drilling depth. The machine can also be offered with slide travels of 36 inches (914 mm), 60 inches (1524 mm), or 120 inches (3048 mm). It has a single spindle with a 20 hp spindle motor. A high-torque gearbox with a 4-speed transmission enables the machine to deliver up to twice the torque output of a standard DeHoff model.
    The machine features a durable, heavy-duty design that incorporates a cast iron drill head base with hardened and ground steel box ways, plus hand-scraped and fitted saddle, gibs, and straps (versus linear guide ways and milled surfaces). This results in superior vibration damping, extended tool life, and improved surface finish. Standard elements are also included on the DeHoff, such as a high-pressure coolant system, Beckhoff controls, and a full machine enclosure. 
    DeHoff BTA/STS machines are built-to-order by Kays Engineering in their Marshall, Missouri facility. To learn more please visit www.kays-dehoff.com/dehoff/bta. 

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