Rig floor equipment: Roughneck keeps crews safe ///

US Oil Tools’ RoughNeck family is a rugged and safe device used to make and break connections on the drillfloor without the use of manual tongs and crews. It is designed for remote operation from the drillers console or a dedicated on-board control box via an umbilical, which keeps crews safe from the drillstring and related tool injury. But it is also small enough to be manually operated. The M2 system delivers make-up torque of 1,200 – 76,000 ft/lb and break-out torque of up to 105,000 ft/lb with a power supply delivering 3,000 psi at 25 – 32 gpm. The catch range covers pipe connections from 3-1/4 in. to 8-3/4 in. in diameter and connections can be completed in less than 20 seconds.

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