S-56 Collaring Machine

Collar sizes:
Drilling/collaring/trimming: Ø12–58 mm | O.D. ½”–2 ¼”
Elliptical pilot hole:Ø17,2–60,3 mm | O.D. ¾”–2 ¼”
Drilling/collaring: Ø6–54 mm | O.D. ¼”–2 1⁄8″
Run tube sizes: Ø8–114,3 mm | O.D. 5⁄16″–4 ½”
Pipe material: Steel, Stainless steel, Aluminium, Copper, Copper-Nickel
Machine type: Industrial machines
Process: Collaring

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S-56 Collaring Machine for producing T-outlets on both straight and bent tubes

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T-DRILL S-56 is a highly effective collaring machine for producing T-outlets for brazed and welded joints. The machine is designed for both straight and bent tubes. The S-56 produces quality collars up to 54 mm (O.D. 2 1/8”) with a round pilot hole and 60,3 mm (O.D. 2 1/4″) with an elliptical pilot hole. It is ideal for producing collars in steel tubes, but also suitable for all malleable materials (steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper & copper-nickel).

The T-DRILL S-56 collaring process is fully automated and the drilling & trimming processes are optimized. The specially designed S-56 collaring heads enables three types of process:

  1. Drilling/Collaring/Trimming – Used for butt weld method where branch tube is put on top of collar.
  2. Elliptical pilot hole – Used for butt weld method. An elliptical pilot hole is done beforehand with laser, plasma, milling or with punching machine. Enables 1:1 collaring.
  3. Drilling/Collaring – Used for lap joint method where branch tube is put inside of the collar.

Being an Industry 4.0 ready machine utilizing the latest technology, the S-56 is very versatile and easily customized to fit specific customer needs. The machine is easy to program and use, featuring a user-friendly GUI Interface with a color touch panel, adjustable machining parameters, and fine-tuning of motion profiles. A wide range of feeding tables and automated systems are available for improved manifold production efficiency.

S-56 can also be integrated into flexible manufacturing systems:

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S-56 Applications:

Process piping in stainless steel frequently results in a need for multiple outlets in a manifold. There is no better way to manufacture such a manifold than the T-DRILL process. By eliminating two welded joints, the system minimizes costs and increases profit while offering improved quality.

The S-56 offers great advantages in the following industries:

  • Food & Dairy industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Brewery industry
  • Fire protection (sprinkler systems)

In the HVAC industry, T-DRILL machines are typically used in the manufacture of tubular components found in air conditioning/ refrigeration, heat pumps, heat recovery and heat exchanger manufacturing. The S-56 is well suited for these applications and many more – offering the most reliable tube joints of top quality.

T-DRILL’s reliable T-joining has a vital importance for automotive tube applications, because every vehicle is subject to severe vibrations. As T-DRILL’s extruded outlets are formed outside of the main run tube, it also minimizes the flow restrictions.

The S-56 is ideal for efficient fabrication of the following:

  • Engine a/c systems
  • Fuel rail and high pressure diesel components
  • Exhaust cross-over applications
  • Vapor recovery systems
  • Battery cooling for electric vehicles


Key Features:

  • Industry 4.0 ready machine: very versatile and easily customized to fit specific customer needs
  • Designed for producing T-outlets for brazed and welded joints on both straight and bent tubes
  • Enables three types of process: 1. Drilling/Collaring/Trimming, 2. Elliptical pilot hole and 3. Drilling/Collaring
  • User-friendly GUI Interface with color touch panel
  • Adjustable machining parameters & fine-tuning of motion profiles
  • Accessories & options to improve manifold production efficiency
  • Easier welding (Butt weld outlet vs nozzle weld)
  • Suitable for all malleable materials (steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper, copper-nickel)

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S-56 Collaring Machine

Collaring range
Ø12–58 mm | O.D. ½"–2 ¼"
Collaring range
(Elliptical pilot hole)
Ø17,2–60,3 mm | O.D. ¾"–2 ¼”
Collaring range
(Drilling/collaring | Copper & Aluminium)
Ø6–54 mm | O.D. 1/4"–2 1/8"
Materials for
work piece
Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Copper, CuNi
Diameter of run tubeØ8–114,3 mm | O.D. 5⁄16"–4 ½"
air supply
6 bar | 87 psi
Air consumption
(basic machine only)
55 l/min | 14.5 GPM
Rated power4 kW
Fuses16 A
Supply voltage200–240V / 400–480V
50Hz/60Hz, 3 Phase
Machine dimension
H x W x D
1991 x 800 x 1187 mm |
78" x 31" x 47"
Machine weight
w/o electric cabinet
536 kg | 1179 lbs

Note! The above values are intended as a guidance only.

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