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Condensed Consolidating Information - Consolidating balance sheet (Details)

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Condensed Consolidating Information - Consolidating balance sheet (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Mar. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Sep. 30, 2014
Mar. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Sep. 30, 2013
ASSETS            
Cash and equivalents $ 43.0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 58.0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 58.0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 51.0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 42.7us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 42.7us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
Trade receivables, net 172.3us-gaap_AccountsNotesAndLoansReceivableNetCurrent   191.0us-gaap_AccountsNotesAndLoansReceivableNetCurrent      
Unbilled receivables from long-term manufacturing contracts 134.3us-gaap_ReceivablesLongTermContractsOrPrograms   149.3us-gaap_ReceivablesLongTermContractsOrPrograms      
Inventories 174.9us-gaap_InventoryNet   168.5us-gaap_InventoryNet      
Deferred income taxes 28.7us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent   30.5us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent      
Prepaid expense 21.4us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseCurrent   19.0us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseCurrent      
Other current assets 17.8us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent   21.5us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent      
Total current assets 592.4us-gaap_AssetsCurrent   637.8us-gaap_AssetsCurrent      
Property, plant, and equipment, net 152.7us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet   159.5us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet      
Intangible assets, net 464.8us-gaap_IntangibleAssetsNetExcludingGoodwill   510.5us-gaap_IntangibleAssetsNetExcludingGoodwill      
Goodwill 535.8us-gaap_Goodwill   570.7us-gaap_Goodwill      
Other assets 42.6us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent   40.0us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent      
Total Assets 1,788.3us-gaap_Assets   1,918.5us-gaap_Assets      
LIABILITIES            
Trade accounts payable 118.0us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent   192.6us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent      
Liabilities from long-term manufacturing contracts and advances 79.3us-gaap_DeferredRevenueCurrent   76.1us-gaap_DeferredRevenueCurrent      
Current portion of long-term debt 9.0us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent   15.0us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent      
Accrued compensation 51.1us-gaap_EmployeeRelatedLiabilitiesCurrent   69.6us-gaap_EmployeeRelatedLiabilitiesCurrent      
Deferred income taxes 21.4us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCurrent   20.7us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCurrent      
Other current liabilities 107.4us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent   117.1us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent      
Total current liabilities 386.2us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent   491.1us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent      
Long-term debt 561.8us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent   543.5us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent      
Long-term portion of accrued pension and postretirement healthcare 185.1us-gaap_PensionAndOtherPostretirementDefinedBenefitPlansLiabilitiesNoncurrent   200.9us-gaap_PensionAndOtherPostretirementDefinedBenefitPlansLiabilitiesNoncurrent      
Deferred income taxes 49.1us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent   55.4us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent      
Other long-term liabilities 33.7us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent   33.8us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent      
Total Liabilities 1,215.9us-gaap_Liabilities   1,324.7us-gaap_Liabilities      
Hillenbrand Shareholders’ Equity 561.3us-gaap_StockholdersEquity   583.3us-gaap_StockholdersEquity      
Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract]            
Noncontrolling interests 11.1us-gaap_MinorityInterest   10.5us-gaap_MinorityInterest      
Total Shareholders’ Equity 572.4us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest   593.8us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest      
Total Liabilities and Equity 1,788.3us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity   1,918.5us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity      
Reportable legal entities | Parent            
ASSETS            
Cash and equivalents 0.1us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
0.4us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
0.4us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
0.6us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
0.6us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
 
Deferred income taxes 8.5us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  10.6us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Prepaid expense 3.0us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  2.5us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Intercompany receivables 283.8us-gaap_DueFromAffiliates
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  291.0us-gaap_DueFromAffiliates
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Other current assets 0.5us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  1.2us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Total current assets 295.9us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  305.7us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Property, plant, and equipment, net 6.7us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  6.7us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Intangible assets, net 2.3us-gaap_IntangibleAssetsNetExcludingGoodwill
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  2.5us-gaap_IntangibleAssetsNetExcludingGoodwill
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Investment in consolidated subsidiaries 1,983.8us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  2,000.2us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Other assets 33.9us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  25.8us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Total Assets 2,322.6us-gaap_Assets
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  2,340.9us-gaap_Assets
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
LIABILITIES            
Trade accounts payable 0.4us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  3.0us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Current portion of long-term debt 9.0us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  15.0us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Accrued compensation 22.6us-gaap_EmployeeRelatedLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  5.0us-gaap_EmployeeRelatedLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Intercompany payables 1,174.9us-gaap_DueToAffiliateCurrentAndNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  1,202.7us-gaap_DueToAffiliateCurrentAndNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Other current liabilities 3.2us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  4.1us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Total current liabilities 1,210.1us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  1,229.8us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Long-term debt 550.0us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  525.9us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Long-term portion of accrued pension and postretirement healthcare 1.1us-gaap_PensionAndOtherPostretirementDefinedBenefitPlansLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  1.0us-gaap_PensionAndOtherPostretirementDefinedBenefitPlansLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Deferred income taxes 0us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  0.8us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Other long-term liabilities 0.1us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  0.1us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Total Liabilities 1,761.3us-gaap_Liabilities
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  1,757.6us-gaap_Liabilities
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Hillenbrand Shareholders’ Equity 561.3us-gaap_StockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  583.3us-gaap_StockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract]            
Total Shareholders’ Equity 561.3us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  583.3us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Total Liabilities and Equity 2,322.6us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
  2,340.9us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
     
Reportable legal entities | Guarantors            
ASSETS            
Cash and equivalents 7.5us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
10.6us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
10.6us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
7.5us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
8.7us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
 
Trade receivables, net 102.6us-gaap_AccountsNotesAndLoansReceivableNetCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  113.2us-gaap_AccountsNotesAndLoansReceivableNetCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Unbilled receivables from long-term manufacturing contracts 6.5us-gaap_ReceivablesLongTermContractsOrPrograms
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  4.0us-gaap_ReceivablesLongTermContractsOrPrograms
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Inventories 80.9us-gaap_InventoryNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  69.7us-gaap_InventoryNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Deferred income taxes 17.2us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  17.3us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Prepaid expense 8.2us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  4.9us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Intercompany receivables 1,129.0us-gaap_DueFromAffiliates
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  1,189.9us-gaap_DueFromAffiliates
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Other current assets 1.7us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  2.1us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Total current assets 1,353.6us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  1,411.7us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Property, plant, and equipment, net 65.6us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  65.4us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Intangible assets, net 180.4us-gaap_IntangibleAssetsNetExcludingGoodwill
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  186.1us-gaap_IntangibleAssetsNetExcludingGoodwill
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Goodwill 211.7us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  211.7us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Investment in consolidated subsidiaries 645.9us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  644.0us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Other assets 25.9us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  9.9us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Total Assets 2,483.1us-gaap_Assets
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  2,528.8us-gaap_Assets
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
LIABILITIES            
Trade accounts payable 25.9us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  32.8us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Liabilities from long-term manufacturing contracts and advances 22.8us-gaap_DeferredRevenueCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  20.4us-gaap_DeferredRevenueCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Accrued compensation 20.5us-gaap_EmployeeRelatedLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  55.3us-gaap_EmployeeRelatedLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Deferred income taxes     1.6us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Intercompany payables 277.6us-gaap_DueToAffiliateCurrentAndNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  286.5us-gaap_DueToAffiliateCurrentAndNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Other current liabilities 48.9us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  61.6us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Total current liabilities 395.7us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  458.2us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Long-term portion of accrued pension and postretirement healthcare 95.7us-gaap_PensionAndOtherPostretirementDefinedBenefitPlansLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  94.2us-gaap_PensionAndOtherPostretirementDefinedBenefitPlansLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Deferred income taxes 19.9us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  15.1us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Other long-term liabilities 23.4us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  27.7us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Total Liabilities 534.7us-gaap_Liabilities
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  595.2us-gaap_Liabilities
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Hillenbrand Shareholders’ Equity 1,948.4us-gaap_StockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  1,933.6us-gaap_StockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract]            
Total Shareholders’ Equity 1,948.4us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  1,933.6us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Total Liabilities and Equity 2,483.1us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  2,528.8us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_GuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Reportable legal entities | Non-Guarantors            
ASSETS            
Cash and equivalents 35.4us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
47.0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
47.0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
42.9us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
33.4us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
 
Trade receivables, net 69.7us-gaap_AccountsNotesAndLoansReceivableNetCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  77.8us-gaap_AccountsNotesAndLoansReceivableNetCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Unbilled receivables from long-term manufacturing contracts 127.8us-gaap_ReceivablesLongTermContractsOrPrograms
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  145.3us-gaap_ReceivablesLongTermContractsOrPrograms
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Inventories 97.1us-gaap_InventoryNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  101.8us-gaap_InventoryNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Deferred income taxes 3.0us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  2.6us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Prepaid expense 10.2us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  11.6us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Intercompany receivables 36.6us-gaap_DueFromAffiliates
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  5.3us-gaap_DueFromAffiliates
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Other current assets 14.9us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  17.8us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Total current assets 394.7us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  409.2us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Property, plant, and equipment, net 80.4us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  87.4us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Intangible assets, net 282.1us-gaap_IntangibleAssetsNetExcludingGoodwill
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  321.9us-gaap_IntangibleAssetsNetExcludingGoodwill
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Goodwill 324.1us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  359.0us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Other assets 3.8us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  4.3us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Total Assets 1,085.1us-gaap_Assets
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  1,181.8us-gaap_Assets
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
LIABILITIES            
Trade accounts payable 91.4us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  156.8us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Liabilities from long-term manufacturing contracts and advances 56.5us-gaap_DeferredRevenueCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  55.7us-gaap_DeferredRevenueCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Current portion of long-term debt 0us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
         
Accrued compensation 8.0us-gaap_EmployeeRelatedLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  9.3us-gaap_EmployeeRelatedLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Deferred income taxes 21.4us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  19.1us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Other current liabilities 74.7us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  51.0us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Total current liabilities 252.0us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  291.9us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Long-term debt 11.8us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  17.6us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Long-term portion of accrued pension and postretirement healthcare 88.3us-gaap_PensionAndOtherPostretirementDefinedBenefitPlansLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  105.7us-gaap_PensionAndOtherPostretirementDefinedBenefitPlansLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Deferred income taxes 29.5us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  39.5us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Other long-term liabilities 11.1us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  6.0us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Total Liabilities 392.7us-gaap_Liabilities
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  460.7us-gaap_Liabilities
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Hillenbrand Shareholders’ Equity 681.3us-gaap_StockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  710.6us-gaap_StockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract]            
Noncontrolling interests 11.1us-gaap_MinorityInterest
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  10.5us-gaap_MinorityInterest
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Total Shareholders’ Equity 692.4us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  721.1us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Total Liabilities and Equity 1,085.1us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
  1,181.8us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ReportableLegalEntitiesMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_NonGuarantorSubsidiariesMember
     
Eliminations            
ASSETS            
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/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  (3.0)us-gaap_InventoryNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
Intercompany receivables (1,449.4)us-gaap_DueFromAffiliates
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  (1,486.2)us-gaap_DueFromAffiliates
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
Other current assets 0.7us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  0.4us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
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/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  (1,488.8)us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
Investment in consolidated subsidiaries (2,629.7)us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  (2,644.2)us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
Other assets (21.0)us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  0us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
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/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  (4,133.0)us-gaap_Assets
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
LIABILITIES            
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/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
         
Intercompany payables (1,452.5)us-gaap_DueToAffiliateCurrentAndNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  (1,489.2)us-gaap_DueToAffiliateCurrentAndNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
Other current liabilities (19.4)us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  0.4us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
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/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  (1,488.8)us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
Deferred income taxes (0.3)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  0us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
Other long-term liabilities (0.9)us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
         
Total Liabilities (1,472.8)us-gaap_Liabilities
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  (1,488.8)us-gaap_Liabilities
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
Hillenbrand Shareholders’ Equity (2,629.7)us-gaap_StockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  (2,644.2)us-gaap_StockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract]            
Total Shareholders’ Equity (2,629.7)us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  (2,644.2)us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
Total Liabilities and Equity $ (4,102.5)us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
  $ (4,133.0)us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember