PB-16 Modular Drilling

By June 4, 2018March 25th, 2021Paper Drilling Systems

PB-16 Modular Drilling

The PB-16 is a heavy duty modular drilling machine with up to 13 drilling heads and many more standard features than most paper drill systems. Digital and offset print facilities and trade binderies will quickly realize the benefits of this drill.

The computerized programmable sliding table handles longer runs, larger paper formats, and multiple complex stroke patterns. Drill positions are programmed using a touch screen for automated drilling control on a variety of jobs.

The modular configuration allows the machine to be upgraded at any time, a concept unique to Dürselen drills. Available upgrades include:

  • Manual moving back gauge enabling back gauge to be moved 12″ behind drilling heads
  • Electronic programmable moving back gauge
  • Electronic control sliding table (ST feature) and either a manual or electronic back gauge


  • Modular configuration →
  • Touch screen for programmable drill positions →
  • Computerized sliding table for longer runs, larger paper formats, and multiple complex stroke patterns →


  • Paper drilling
  • Cooling and lubrication systems to extend drill bit life
  • Stroke and spindle controls
  • Five drilling heads
  • Drilling belt as the drilling bed instead of drill sticks


  • Easy to upgrade and customize for your specific needs
  • Automated drilling control reduces labor needs
  • PB-16 handles versatile jobs while maintaining quality and efficiency


  • Drilling heads: 4 heads standard, up to 13 heads or multi-spindle heads
  • Hole distance: 1 1/4” – 16 1/2” (31.7 – 420 mm), with multi-spindle drill heads down to 3/4” (19.05 mm)
  • Spine margin behind drills: 2” (50 mm)
  • Size of front tables: 17 1/2” in width x 12 1/2” in depth (450 mm x 320 mm)

More Specifications

Manual Sliding Table

  • Hole Distance: From 9/32” to 16 1/2” (7 to 420 mm)
  • Hole patterns: One program trim with common hole patterns included with machine purchase; additional program index trims are available with up to 7 hole patterns per trim
  • Size of sliding table: 17 1/2” W x 12 1/2” D (450 mm x 320 mm)
  • Traveling distance of Sliding table: 12 1/4” (310 mm)


Programming Sliding

  • Hole distance: 3/64” to 16 1/2” (1 to 420 mm)
  • Hole patterns: Store and recall up to 100 programs, program any hole pattern via touch screen
  • Size of sliding table: 17 1/2” wide x 12 1/2” deep (450 mm x 320 mm)
  • Traveling distance of Sliding table: 12 1/4” (310 mm)


Large back table with manual backstop and optional programmable motorized backstop

  • Throat depth behind drill bits: 12” (300 mm)
  • Positioning: Depth setting touch screen programmed by motorized back stop, side setting via drill heads


General Features

  • Drill bit diameter:1/8” – 5/8” (3 – 14 mm), with special drill heads up to 1 1/2” (38 mm)
  • Maximum pile height: 2” (50 mm), optional 3” (75 mm)
  • Space requirements: 37 1/2” (950 mm) wide, 35” (890 mm) deep, 56” (1,420 mm) high
  • Power requirements: 400 volts, 3 phase, 50 cycles, 16A, 3 kW

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