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Drillform Launches Automated Floor Wrench to Improve Safety & Reduce Drill String Damage

CALGARY, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Drillform Technical Services Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of the Bulldog 90 Automated Floor Wrench for new build and retrofit drilling rigs.  The Bulldog 90 improves safety on the drill floor by removing rig personnel from the rotating zone while making connections.  The wrench is operated solely by a hard mounted console and wireless remote control.

The patent pending 360° clamping system reduces slippage, tool joint wear and pipe distortion to extend the life of the drill string.  Preprogrammed thread profiles ensure accurate and consistent make up torques on each connection, which reduces or eliminates associated thread damage.

The Bulldog 90's compact and rugged design was created specifically for ease of service.  It's machined; modular components increase durability and facilitate quick maintenance in the field.  Drillform offers a variety of delivery systems with the flexibility to work with clients to identify the best solution.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
 
WRENCH:
        Make-Up Torque:   66,000 FT-LBS
        Break-Out Torque:  88,000 FT-LBS
        Handles 3 ½" Drill Pipe to 8 ½" Drill Collars
 
SPINNER:
        Torque:    2500 FT-LBS
        Spinner Speed   65-85 RPM
        Tubular OD 3" to 9 ¼"


Drillform Technical Services Ltd. is an ISO 9000 specialty drilling equipment designer and manufacturing company based in the Foothills Industrial area in Calgary, Alberta.  Drillform's products include top drives, hydraulic pipe handling equipment and service rig catwalks, as well as custom builds including supplementary buildings and rig retrofits.  Drillform offers a full range of shop and in field service solutions, across all brands and models.  Drillform is a proud member of the CAODC, IADC, and ISNetworld.

SOURCE Drillform Technical Services Ltd.

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