XK-100 Power Swivel
In 1999, we launched the XK-90 power swivel with the simplicity of NO GEARS.
Its ratings of 90 tons and 6000 ft-lbs were high for the time, and by 2008, it had become the preferred power swivel of well servicers around the world.
In 2015, it was renamed XK-100 after re-engineering. Same size and shape but new ratings of 100 tons and 7000 ft-lbs.
Along the way, we developed many other unique and patented features including power tilt, 10,000 psi washpipe seal assembly, a powered multi-hose reel, and an optional air brake. Our patented safety valve is also included to prevent downtime from blown shaft seals if someone forgets to hook up the drain hose.
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XK-150 Power Swivel
The XK-150 was launched in 2000, also with the simplicity of no gears. With 12,000 ft-lbs torque and 150 tons capacity, the XK-150 is just right for deep or long reach service jobs.
Not only used for heavy well servicing, the XK-150 has also been used for low cost drilling. One customer drilled vertical wells to 7,500 feet, then horizontal out to 7,000 feet. Although normally top drive work, he was very successful for 15 years using this low cost approach without a torque track or pipe handling functions. Our torque track and elevator links are available so it becomes a semi-top drive at low cost.
Like the XK-100, along the way we developed many other unique and patented features including power tilt, 10,000 psi washpipe seal assembly, a powered multi-hose reel, and an optional air brake. Our patented safety valve is also included to prevent downtime from blown shaft seals if someone forgets to hook up the drain hose.
XK power swivels include our patented power tilt function. Our customers are very pleased with the safety benefits and time savings.
Here's how it works. At rigup, the driller tilts the swivel to match the catwalk pipe angle. He then easily adjusts and locks the cylinder stroke to set that angle. Then each time the valve handle is moved to its detented TILT position, the swivel tilts to that angle. The driller does not have to hold the valve handle, he just clicks it in position and lets go.
When picking up, he clicks the handle back to the detented FLOAT TO VERTICAL position.
A center STOP position can be used if required for safety.
When tilt is not in use, the power swivel is hydraulically held in the vertical position without rope or chain.
High Pressure Seal Assembly
Our patented seal assembly is rated at 10,000 psi. It is automatically pressure-lubricated and requires no manual greasing. Uniquely different than any other sealing concept, this is a highly engineered and patented approach.
After two years in the field, we are excited that reports are already at 1200 hours seal life. We have continued to improve the design, and as field data is collected, we expect much longer seal life before replacement.