We have a continuous research and development policy, exploring new applications for our ball and taper technology. This technology is extremely adaptable and will operate under a wide range of conditions.
Drilling - Automated Casing Running Tool
The Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd SureGrip™ automated casing running tool features Ballgrab ball and taper gripping technology from First Subsea Ltd. The Ballgrab technology provides both the gripping / handling function and rotational torque for the threaded pipe sections, specifically casing, during rig operations.
First Subsea's Ballgrab ball and taper technology works on the simple principle of a ball engaged in a taper. As the SureGrip™ is lowered on to the pipe end, the balls roll down tapers and grip the outer wall of the pipe in direct proportion to the load applied.
The SureGrip™ CRT marks a significant advance in the efficiency and safety of casing operations by reducing manual handling, equipment and personnel needed during casing operations. Moreover using the ball and taper, multi-point grip has been shown to minimise damage to the pipe casing and overcomes technical and load limits of traditional die slips. Sharp indents from die teeth are eliminated as well, reducing potential casing failure methods later in wellbore life
Contact us if you would like to discuss your requirements for a mechanical device to lift, pull, hold, stick or push heavy loads in remote environments.