Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Condensed Consolidating Information - Consolidating balance sheet (Details)

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Condensed Consolidating Information - Consolidating balance sheet (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Dec. 31, 2014
Sep. 30, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Sep. 30, 2013
ASSETS        
Cash and equivalents $ 52.0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 58.0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 62.3us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 42.7us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
Trade receivables, net 174.3us-gaap_AccountsNotesAndLoansReceivableNetCurrent 191.0us-gaap_AccountsNotesAndLoansReceivableNetCurrent    
Unbilled receivables from long-term manufacturing contracts 152.8us-gaap_ReceivablesLongTermContractsOrPrograms 149.3us-gaap_ReceivablesLongTermContractsOrPrograms    
Inventories 177.1us-gaap_InventoryNet 168.5us-gaap_InventoryNet    
Deferred income taxes 33.2us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent 30.5us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent    
Prepaid expense 20.2us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseCurrent 19.0us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseCurrent    
Other current assets 19.5us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent 21.5us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent    
Total current assets 629.1us-gaap_AssetsCurrent 637.8us-gaap_AssetsCurrent    
Property, plant, and equipment, net 157.9us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet 159.5us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet    
Intangible assets, net 493.7us-gaap_IntangibleAssetsNetExcludingGoodwill 510.5us-gaap_IntangibleAssetsNetExcludingGoodwill    
Goodwill 558.7us-gaap_Goodwill 570.7us-gaap_Goodwill    
Other assets 44.8us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent 40.0us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent    
Total Assets 1,884.2us-gaap_Assets 1,918.5us-gaap_Assets    
LIABILITIES        
Trade accounts payable 140.1us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent 192.6us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent    
Liabilities from long-term manufacturing contracts and advances 75.9us-gaap_DeferredRevenueCurrent 76.1us-gaap_DeferredRevenueCurrent    
Current portion of long-term debt 9.0us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent 15.0us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent    
Accrued compensation 46.4us-gaap_EmployeeRelatedLiabilitiesCurrent 69.6us-gaap_EmployeeRelatedLiabilitiesCurrent    
Deferred income taxes 23.8us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCurrent 20.7us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCurrent    
Other current liabilities 106.3us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent 117.1us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent    
Total current liabilities 401.5us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent 491.1us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent    
Long-term debt 608.1us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent 543.5us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent    
Long-term portion of accrued pension and postretirement healthcare 196.8us-gaap_PensionAndOtherPostretirementDefinedBenefitPlansLiabilitiesNoncurrent 200.9us-gaap_PensionAndOtherPostretirementDefinedBenefitPlansLiabilitiesNoncurrent    
Deferred income taxes 53.7us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent 55.4us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent    
Other long-term liabilities 35.2us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent 33.8us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent    
Total Liabilities 1,295.3us-gaap_Liabilities 1,324.7us-gaap_Liabilities    
Hillenbrand Shareholders’ Equity 578.4us-gaap_StockholdersEquity 583.3us-gaap_StockholdersEquity    
Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract]        
Noncontrolling interests 10.5us-gaap_MinorityInterest 10.5us-gaap_MinorityInterest    
Total Shareholders’ Equity 588.9us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest 593.8us-gaap_StockholdersEquityIncludingPortionAttributableToNoncontrollingInterest    
Total Liabilities and Equity 1,884.2us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity 1,918.5us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity    
Reportable legal entities | Parent        
ASSETS        
Cash and equivalents 1.0us-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
1.2us-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 13.3us-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 3.1us-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 290.7us-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 1.0us-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 309.1us-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 2.4us-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 2,039.3us-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 35.6us-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 2,393.1us-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 1.3us-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 22.4us-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 1,192.0us-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 4.7us-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 1,229.4us-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 583.8us-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 1.0us-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 0.4us-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 1,814.7us-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 578.4us-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 578.4us-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 2,393.1us-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 9.0us-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
9.0us-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 105.9us-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 5.0us-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 73.9us-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 17.3us-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 5.3us-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 1,152.3us-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 1.8us-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 1,370.5us-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 65.9us-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 183.2us-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 643.8us-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 26.9us-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 2,502.0us-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 20.9us-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 25.0us-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 16.5us-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 285.0us-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 49.1us-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 396.5us-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 94.9us-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 16.4us-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 25.3us-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 533.1us-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 1,968.9us-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 1,968.9us-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 2,502.0us-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 42.0us-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
52.1us-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 68.4us-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 147.8us-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 106.4us-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 2.6us-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 11.8us-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 30.8us-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 16.7us-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 426.5us-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 85.3us-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 308.1us-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 347.0us-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 4.1us-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 1,171.0us-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 117.9us-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 50.9us-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 7.5us-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 23.8us-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 73.0us-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 273.1us-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 24.3us-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 100.9us-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 36.9us-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 446.3us-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 714.2us-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 10.5us-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 724.7us-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 1,171.0us-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        
Inventories (3.2)us-gaap_InventoryNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
(3.0)us-gaap_InventoryNet
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
   
Intercompany receivables (1,473.8)us-gaap_DueFromAffiliates
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
(1,486.2)us-gaap_DueFromAffiliates
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
   
Other current assets   0.4us-gaap_OtherAssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
   
Total current assets (1,477.0)us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
(1,488.8)us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
   
Investment in consolidated subsidiaries (2,683.1)us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
(2,644.2)us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
   
Other assets (21.8)us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
0us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
   
Total Assets (4,181.9)us-gaap_Assets
/ 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 (1,477.0)us-gaap_DueToAffiliateCurrentAndNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
(1,489.2)us-gaap_DueToAffiliateCurrentAndNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
   
Other current liabilities (20.5)us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
0.4us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
   
Total current liabilities (1,497.5)us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
(1,488.8)us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
   
Deferred income taxes 0us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
0us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
   
Other long-term liabilities (1.3)us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
     
Total Liabilities (1,498.8)us-gaap_Liabilities
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
(1,488.8)us-gaap_Liabilities
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
   
Hillenbrand Shareholders’ Equity (2,683.1)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 (2,683.1)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 $ (4,181.9)us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember
$ (4,133.0)us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ us-gaap_ConsolidationItemsAxis
= us-gaap_ConsolidationEliminationsMember