It is essential that the meaning of automation is established, with reference to the drilling industry, before requirements are put in place. This article explores the idea of automation and hands-free rod handling.Read More
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The type of hands-free system to use, depends on the drilling application. Read more about the relevant types of systems.Read More
While hands-free rod handling systems are becoming increasingly prevalent, they are not without some issues.Read More
Christensen Rod Handling System (RHS) option is used in surface core drilling applications and is available as an option for both the Christensen 140 and Christensen CT20.Read More
LoadSafe safely handles heavy drill pipe, drill collars and casing. LoadSafe is designed to safely lift tubulars from horizontal position into alignment with the tilting top head of the drill rig.Read More
A simple V-trough system that can be adapted to many different top drive drill rigs.Read More