H49 Horizontal Bore and Dowel Insertion Machine2024-06-06T15:50:24-06:00


Horizontal Bore & Dowel Insertion Machine

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H49 Advantages:

  • Elimination of complicated machine setup
  • Quick, accurate assembly
  • Gain production times on CNC routers and point to points by shifting boring and doweling to the H-49 software

 Category: Dowel Insertion Machines

The H49 is a horizontal point to point bore and dowel insertion machining center.

It is designed to CNC position the spindle, bore a hole, then CNC position the inserter, inject glue or water (for pre-glued dowels), and fire the dowel into the hole.

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FREE Online Training

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1 Year Warranty

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Made in the USA

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H49 Machine Description

Our dowel insertion machine is a customizable line of horizontal point to point machining centers designed for boring, gluing, and doweling.

Pillar’s bore and dowel machines are designed to CNC position the spindle, then CNC position the dowel inserter, inject glue or water (for pre-glued dowels), and insert the dowel into the hole, providing a cycle time of less than 1 second for each bore, glue and dowel insertion when the holes are spaced at 64 mm intervals. Custom designs are available, as the HP49 can be outfitted with multiple horizontal and vertical spindles, horizontal dowel inserters, and hardware inserters.

Standard Operation

A part is placed into the work zone referencing the back and side fences. The green palm button is pressed and the clamps secure the part into place. The machining is now ready to begin in the work zone. There are 2 zones standard in the base model H-49 allowing for pendulum processing. While the one part is being machined, the other zone can be loaded and queued for machining.

What the H49 Does

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The H49 is typically used to perform the following operations:

Horizontal Boring
Glue Insertion
Dowel Insertion

Pillar Machine Touchscreen Interface

Touchscreen Interface

A 15″ Industrial Color Touchscreen is used to write and store programs.

The 15″ touch screen monitor makes viewing the specific parameters of a program easy.

operator interface screen
Pillar Machine H49 Operator Screen

Note: Image may not necessarily depict final Operator Interface and is only used as an example of an Operator Interface Screen.


The on-screen graphics of the operator interface have been designed to allow for quick programming at the machine. Typically, programs can be written and recalled in less than one minute. The Interface is open architecture allowing it to integrate with design software that can give hole locations in the form of a .xml file or a bar code (with bar code reader purchase found in options).

Standard Features in the software include:

1. Graphic interface to show where holes are to be drilled and if a dowel is to be inserted.
2. Parametric Programming.
3. Pattern Drilling/Inserting.
4. Password protection of certain features/functions.
5. Online diagnostic capability (if machine is connected to an internet connection).
6. Toggle between Metric or Imperial programing parameters.

Note: Image may not necessarily depict final Operator Interface and is only used as an example of an Operator Interface Screen.

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Pillar HPJ/HP5D Maintenance Screen

Note: Image may not necessarily depict final Operator Interface and is only used as an example of a Maintenance Screen.


A Maintenance Screen gives you the ability to manage inputs, outputs and machine offsets.

From this screen you can manually trigger all outputs as well as visually see if the machine is seeing the inputs correctly. You also set the machine parameters that are not as communally used such as fence and spindle offsets from this screen.

Because this screen is password protected you can be selective with who you grant access to it.

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Industrial Computer (Windows 10)


Video: on board
Ethernet 1 x PCIE Broadcom GbE (or similar)
USB: 2 x USB 2.0 (or similar)
Serial Port: 1 x RS-232 (or similar)
100-240 VAC External Power adapter (or similar)
Windows 10 operating system

Note: photo may not represent the exact computer to be used in the machine.

What Comes with the H49

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Installation & Training

One day of installation is included in price of machinery.

Customer Responsibilities:
1. Floor preparation per your needs.
2. All power supply connection per national and local codes and standards.
3. Any necessary pneumatic connections and supply.
4. Moving of the equipment which could require forklift(s), rigging, and labor.
5. Materials and tooling needed for machine testing, training, or adjusting.


The machine will ship fully assembled, and nearly functional. Pillar Machine expects the machinery to be in place, and all the necessary utilities to have already been brought to the machine before the technician arrives. The technician will finish preparing the machine to run and instruct any machine operators in how to maintain and operate the machine properly.

Should the machine not be ready at the time of the technician’s arrival, Pillar Machine reserves the right to charge up to $1000 for itinerary changes in the case of a complete cancellation of the installation, Pillar Machine will charge the full $1600 per day rate plus all travel expenses for the return visit.


Training should be attended by all individuals that need to understand how the machine functions including all Management personnel, Team Leaders, Operators and Maintenance personnel. If this machine is going in operation for multiple shifts per day, we suggest having all personal from those shifts attend this training session as well. If this is not possible and they need to be trained from the factory technician, please ask your Pillar Machine sales representative to add an additional day of training.


Notes: One day of technician time is defined no less than 6 hours on-site. The technician will spend the first few hours getting the machine setup correctly and the remaining time training.

If you have purchased a custom machine that has custom tooling you have purchased, make sure to have the tooling onsite and ready for installation, prior to the installer arriving. If we purchased the tooling, it will be on your machine. Have your samples ready for the installer.

The technician has planned the day(s) to install the machine and do any training of the machine as indicated in the contract. Having your appropriate tools and equipment needed to do the install and training will provide you and the technician a smooth install.

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Made In The USA

All Pillar Machine Machines are built 100% at our Salt Lake City Factory.

The benefits of purchasing an American made machine extend far beyond simply supporting the “local” economy.

Additional benefits include:

  • All parts are sourced from vendors in North America.
  • Parts availability is increased and assures honest pricing.
  • Real Factory Support.
    When technical assistance is required you can often talk directly to the people that built, wired, and tested your machine.
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1 Year Warranty

Pillar Machine warrants to the original purchaser of the Pillar Machine Machinery that this product will be free from defects in material or workmanship, when purchased, and under proper, normal use, for one (1) year from the original date of delivery. Original purchaser understands that the machine warranty is only applicable to machines that are or were paid in full within 60 days of the original delivery date.

The full defined warranty can be found here: https://pillarmachine.com/pillar-service/#warranty 

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