DrillCover PRO Kit – InLine


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The DrillCover PRO Kit – InLine consists of a powerful and durable hardware drill enclosed in a sterile, liquid and pathogen proof cover and an inline adapter. It is used as a surgical orthopaedic drill and is a versatile system that is suitable for any procedure requiring drilling, driving or reaming. The InLine adapter is best suited for acetabular reaming and high accuracy drilling. The DrillCover PRO Kit makes it possible to perform back-to-back surgeries with only one power tool.
• Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ): 1 kit
• Seller Name: Arbutus Medical
• Seller Location: Canada
• Warranty Term: 2 years
• Regulatory Approval: Health Canada, US FDA, ISO 13485
• Product Variations: DrillCover PRO Kit – Cannulated


The DrillCover PRO Kit - InLine is a powerful and durable hardware drill enclosed in a sterile, liquid and pathogen proof cover. The major benefit is that surgical centres only require a single Drill to be able to perform back-to-back orthopaedic surgeries. The Drill does not need to be sterilized as the Cover provides a fully sealed liquid and pathogen proof sterile barrier. Only Covers and drilling components outside of the cover must be sterilized between surgeries.
This kit is best suited for high accuracy drilling (e.g. small bones) and high axial loads such as acetabular reaming. The drill easily switches between Drill and Ream modes during use. With 32 Nm of torque available in the Ream mode this tool offers 50% more power than most orthopaedic drills. With this modular system customers can tailor its configuration to their own needs. Save money by omitting the components that are of not useful while retaining the option to add those components later if the situation should change.

DrillCover Systems are currently used by physicians across 36 countries to perform successful, cost-effective orthopaedic surgeries.

Key Features

Do more, faster. Conventional orthopedic drills are expensive and one drill is not enough as it takes time to clean and sterilize instruments between cases. With the DrillCover PRO Kit, multiple DrillCovers allow a busy hospital to perform back-to-back surgeries with a single drill. Between surgeries, the drill can simply be loaded into a new sterile linen cover and the adapters and drill chuck replaced to ensure a sterile barrier.

This orthopaedic drill kit is designed to be highly ergonomic and easy to use. It is battery-powered, with 2 rechargeable Li-ion batteries included, and has a fully sealed liquid and pathogen proof sterile barrier. Designed with a modular system, the DrillCover PRO allows for a tailored configuration using a range of chucks and quick-connect attachments.

Robust Durability
The DrillCover PRO Kit features a robust and powerful drill with a brushless motor and 2-gear speed. The drilling gear is high speed with 0 – 1050 RPM (rotations per minute) and maximum torque of 84 in-Ibs (9.6 N-m). The reaming gear is low speed with 0-450 RPM (rotations per minute) and maximum torque of 280 in-lbs (32 N-m). The included Textile Guard helps prevent punctures and tears that might compromise the sterile barrier of the DrillCover.


Makita DF032D Drill

  • Drill Max. Speed: Variable at 0-1500 RPM
  • Drill Max. Torque: 84 in-lbs (9.6 Nm)
  • Ream Max. Speed: Variable at 0-450 RPM
  • Ream Max. Torque: 280 in-lbs (32 Nm)
  • Weight: 1.1kg (2.4lbs)
  • Sterilization: None required

Linen Cover

  • Material: Level 4 ANSI/AAMI PB870 barrier performance against fluid penetration
  • Lifetime: Replacement after 75 use cycles
  • Sterilization: Steam autoclave only

3-Jaw Chucks and Adapters

  • Materials: surgical grades of stainless steel
  • Standard 3-Jaw Chucks Sizes: 0.5mm – 7.4mm and 0.5mm – 10mm
  • Keyless 3-Jaw Chucks Sizes: 0.3mm – 3mm and 0.3mm – 7.4mm


  • Battery: 2x 12V 1.5Ah rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries
  • Battery Life: 25 min of continuous running
  • Battery Charge Time: 22 minutes
  • Charger Voltage & Plug Type: 120V, Plug Type A or or 240V, Plug Type C or G

Standard Accessories

  • DrillCover PRO Linen and Textile Guard (1x each)
  • DrillCover PRO InLine Adapter (1x)
  • DrillCover PRO 7.4mm Drill Chuck and 7.4mm Stainless Steel Chuck Key (1x each)

Optional Accessories & Add-ons

  • Additional DrillCover PRO Linen and Textile Guard
  • Additional DrillCover PRO InLine Adapter
  • Additional DrillCover PRO 7.4mm Drill Chuck and 7.4mm Stainless Steel Chuck Key
  • DrillCover PRO Cannulated chuck adapter
  • DrillCover PRO 10mm keyed 3-Jaw chuck
  • DrillCover PRO 3mm keyless 3-Jaw chuck
  • DrillCover PRO 7.4mm keyless 3-Jaw chuck
  • DrillCover PRO AO small quick connect

Product Documents, Manuals & Brochures

User Manual



Regulatory Certificates

FDA Registration

ISO 13485 Certificate

Health Canada Certificate



What is the difference between the DrillCover PRO InLine and Cannulated kits?

Each kit either includes an InLine Adapter or Cannulated Adapter. The InLine Adapter is ideal for high accuracy drilling (such as of small bones) and high axial loads (such as with acetabular reaming). While both can be performed using the Cannulated Adapter as well, the InLine Adapter will offer greater accuracy and ease of drilling. The Cannulated Adapter is optimized for cannulated drilling and reaming. Both adapters will quick-connect to Zimmer and Hudson reamer and drill bit shanks. Additional adapters can be purchased with each kit as accessory components.

How is the DrillCover sterilized? Are all components sterilized?

All DrillCover System components can be sterilized by autoclave, except for the power tool, which remains non-sterile. Arbutus Medical instructs users to sterilize the linen and attachments using a gravity displacement autoclave (121°C, 30 mins exposure time, 60 min dry time) or a pre-vac autoclave (132°C, 4 min exposure time, 30 min dry time; or 134°C; 3 mins exposure time; 30 min dry time)

Is it safe to use a hardware drill for orthopaedic surgery?

Yes, but not with any drill. First, it is important to drill at speeds that avoid bone necrosis, and some hardware drills operate at maximum speeds 2-3x greater than standard orthopaedic drills, which therefore increases the risk of excessive heat generation at the drilling site.

Second, the drill must not interfere with other electronic equipment in the OR. Arbutus Medical has carefully selected and extensively tested both the DEWALT DCF610S2 (drill included in the DrillCover Hex System) and Makita DF032DZ (drill included in the DrillCover PRO System) to ensure complete safety.

Finally, the hardware drill must always be used with a sterile DrillCover System before it enters the sterile field. Before use, ensure your DrillCover System has been correctly assembled and that the textile is free of damage.

Do the DrillCovers ship sterile or non-sterile?

All DrillCovers ship non-sterile and must be sterilized before use.

What is the difference between the DrillCover Hex and DrillCover PRO?

The DrillCover Hex includes only three components: a DrillCover linen, a 7.4mm chuck attachment (with chuck key), and a single-speed DEWALT 12V drill/driver (DCF610S2 – includes one charger and two batteries).

The DrillCover PRO has expanded capabilities: option to use multiple quick-connect attachments (including a keyless 7.4mm chuck and AO quick connect), a 2-speed drill (high-torque reaming mode, high-speed drilling mode), and the option to use a Cannulated or InLine adapter – all on a minimal footprint. 

The DrillCover PRO is typically recommended if your team may have to perform the occasional definitive procedure, such as plating or intramedular nailing (requiring the DrillCover PRO reaming and/or cannulation features), or when your team requires maximum efficiency, in the event of a mass casualty scenario (requiring quick-change drill bits).

Package Contents

  • 1x Makita drill with custom AR bracket
  • 2x Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries
  • 1x Battery Charger (Plug types A, C and G available)
  • 1x DrillCover PRO Linen + 1x Textile Guard
  • 1x DrillCover PRO InLine Adapter
  • 1x DrillCover PRO 7.4mm Drill Chuck + 1x 7.4mm Stainless Steel Chuck Key


DrillCover PRO Power Tool: Two (2) years from the original purchase date.
Linen: 90 days from original purchase date.
Adapter & Attachments: Two (2) years from the original purchase date.
DrillCover PRO Textile Guard: Two (2) years from the original purchase date.
Please see Product Resources box for a downloadable copy of Arbutus Medical warranty information.


“I am a trauma surgeon at Shock Trauma, and I oversaw the implementation of the Arbutus Medical’s DrillCover System within our Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU). Our hospital sees a high volume of trauma patients and the TRU is equipped to perform damage control procedures such as external fixation & skeletal traction which require the use of a power drill. We perform 5-20 such cases per week.

Formerly, the TRU did not have dedicated power and so residents were required to borrow power tools from the OR. This process was creating friction between the OR & TRU and was taking up the residents’valuable time.

The DrillCover system was purchased to provide dedicated power for the TRU. It is now 6 months after implementation, and we have found it has saved the residents’ time by reducing the need to borrow from the OR. It has proven to be a simple & cost effective solution for skeletal traction outside of the OR.”

June, 2020
Christopher LeBrun, MD
Assistant Clinical professor, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Shock Trauma Center is a free-standing trauma hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and is part of the University of Maryland in the U.S.

“We had a very successful mission. 14 joint replacements and 1 pelvic/acetabular trauma case. We did that in 5 operative days. The tools worked exceptionally well and we were very pleased. Thank you for helping to make it successful! We were very blessed to have come across your company.”

Dr. Kelly Johnston MD, FRCSC

Chief, Division of Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada