Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details 5)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details 5) (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
0 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Jul. 24, 2008
Sep. 30, 2013
Sep. 30, 2012
Sep. 30, 2011
Investments        
Investments   $ 11.3 $ 15.8  
Maximum amount of additional funding commitments on certain investments   3.0    
Treasury Stock        
Maximum amount of common stock repurchases 100.0      
Shares repurchased   1,200,000 0  
Amount of shares repurchased       3.8
Shares issued from treasury stock under various stock compensation programs (in shares)   400,000 300,000  
Remaining amount of share repurchases   77.5    
Preferred stock        
Authorized shares of preferred stock (in shares)   1,000,000 1,000,000  
Par value (in dollars per share)   $ 0.00 $ 0.00  
Shares issued   0 0  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss        
Currency translation   31.4 16.2  
Pension and postretirement (net of taxes of $19.7 and $34.9)   (33.0) (58.5)  
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments (net of taxes of $0.1 and $0.1)   0.2 (0.3)  
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities (net of taxes of $0.0 and $0.1)     0.2  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (1.4) (42.4)  
Pension and postretirement, taxes   (15.2) (2.0) (4.3)
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments, taxes   (0.2) (0.2) (0.1)
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities, taxes   0 0.1  
Revenue recognition        
Revenue from long-term manufacturing contracts as a percentage of total revenue for the Company   25.00%    
Research and Development Costs        
Research and development costs   12.2 5.2 4.5
Warranty costs        
Warranty reserves   13.2 2.7  
Warranty costs   5.0 2.6 2.4
Derivative instruments and hedging activity        
Aggregate notional amount of foreign currency exchange forward contracts   165.8 46.0  
Foreign currency exchange forward contracts, assets at fair value   1.5 0  
Foreign currency exchange forward contracts, liabilities at fair value   0.5 0.4  
Minimum
       
Investments        
Period for additional funding   3 years    
Self-Insurance        
Deductibles and self-insured retentions per occurrence   0.5    
Warranty costs        
Period over which Process equipment group offers warranty   1 year    
Derivative instruments and hedging activity        
Term of foreign currency exchange forward contracts   1 month    
Maximum
       
Investments        
Period for additional funding   5 years    
Self-Insurance        
Deductibles and self-insured retentions per occurrence   $ 1.0    
Warranty costs        
Period over which Process equipment group offers warranty   2 years    
Derivative instruments and hedging activity        
Term of foreign currency exchange forward contracts   24 months    
Allocation of purchase price        
Measurement period over which initial purchase price allocations are subject to revision   1 year