Typically, handling tubulars is one of the most hazardous operations in the drilling process. Rather than conventional methods utilizing the mouse hole, v-door, and air hoist, while staging personnel close to the operation, our hydraulically operated trough type machine carries tubulars to and from the rig floor allowing personnel to keep a safe buffer zone between them and the operation.
Utilizing our Laydown Units will save time (typically 1/3 quicker than conventional methods) which equates to a dollar savings for the operator. Our machines can easily handle 1,500 plus feet per hour.
By using a trough to carry the pipe, the trough moves – not the pipe. Delicate production strings are handled with a polyurethane coated trough, virtually eliminating all contact with metal during the handling operation resulting in less wear and damage to tubulars.