Minnich Manufacturing Introduces Ergonomic Solution for Drilling Gas Leak Detection and Extraction Holes
Minnich Manufacturing is pleased to introduce The Hornet utility drill - an ergonomic solution for drilling gas leak detection and extraction holes. Designed with the operator in mind, The Hornet’s patent-pending frame and feed cylinder absorb drill vibrations, lowering operator fatigue and increasing jobsite productivity.
Lightweight, compact, and portable, The Hornet is ideal for drilling through a variety of materials including concrete, asphalt, brick, and dirt. “We are thrilled to offer this new technology to utility contractors,” explains Todd Jurjevic, Director of Sales & Marketing at Minnich Manufacturing. “Not only does The Hornet offer some unprecedented time-saving benefits, but it’s also a lot easier on operators compared to traditional methods.”
The Hornet boasts a long list of time-saving and safety features including spring-loaded squeeze grip controls for quick and easy drilling, and a frame that feeds the drill in and out of the hole, allowing the operator to stand in an upright position. Additionally, because of the unit’s use of pneumatic power, The Hornet eliminates the hazardous combination of electricity and natural gas on the jobsite.
Available in three different models, The Hornet line accommodates drill bit sizes from 24” to 32” in standard bit sizes (STD), and Tamco seize free bits (SF) from 22” to 40”. Across the three models, The Hornet is capable of drilling depths ranging from 18” to 36”. Each Hornet unit comes equipped with a 15 lb hammer, which produces a 5/8” to 1” hole diameter, or a 30 lb hammer, which produces a 5/8” to 1-5/8” hole diameter. All models require 90 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM).