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Restructuring - Narrative (Details)

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Restructuring - Narrative (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2015
Mar. 31, 2015
Restructuring and Related Cost    
Restructuring charges $ 0.7us-gaap_RestructuringAndRelatedCostIncurredCost $ 2.6us-gaap_RestructuringAndRelatedCostIncurredCost
Restructuring reserve, current 1.4us-gaap_RestructuringReserveCurrent 1.4us-gaap_RestructuringReserveCurrent
Corporate    
Restructuring and Related Cost    
Restructuring charges 0.2us-gaap_RestructuringAndRelatedCostIncurredCost
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_CorporateNonSegmentMember
0.6us-gaap_RestructuringAndRelatedCostIncurredCost
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_CorporateNonSegmentMember
Process Equipment Group    
Restructuring and Related Cost    
Restructuring charges 0.5us-gaap_RestructuringAndRelatedCostIncurredCost
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= hi_ProcessEquipmentGroupMember
0.8us-gaap_RestructuringAndRelatedCostIncurredCost
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= hi_ProcessEquipmentGroupMember
Operating expense | Process Equipment Group    
Restructuring and Related Cost    
Restructuring charges 0.4us-gaap_RestructuringAndRelatedCostIncurredCost
/ us-gaap_NatureOfExpenseAxis
= us-gaap_OperatingExpenseMember
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= hi_ProcessEquipmentGroupMember
0.7us-gaap_RestructuringAndRelatedCostIncurredCost
/ us-gaap_NatureOfExpenseAxis
= us-gaap_OperatingExpenseMember
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= hi_ProcessEquipmentGroupMember
Cost of goods, segment | Process Equipment Group    
Restructuring and Related Cost    
Restructuring charges 0.1us-gaap_RestructuringAndRelatedCostIncurredCost
/ us-gaap_NatureOfExpenseAxis
= us-gaap_CostOfGoodsSegmentMember
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= hi_ProcessEquipmentGroupMember
0.1us-gaap_RestructuringAndRelatedCostIncurredCost
/ us-gaap_NatureOfExpenseAxis
= us-gaap_CostOfGoodsSegmentMember
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= hi_ProcessEquipmentGroupMember
Cost of goods, segment | Batesville    
Restructuring and Related Cost    
Restructuring charges   $ 1.2us-gaap_RestructuringAndRelatedCostIncurredCost
/ us-gaap_NatureOfExpenseAxis
= us-gaap_CostOfGoodsSegmentMember
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= hi_BatesvilleSegmentMember