XK-100 Power Swivel

Swivel Tilt and 10,000 PSI Washpipe Seal Assembly

20 years in the field - same compact size

155 RPM standard, over 200 RPM optional if required.            Variable speed, zero to max - No two-speed hydraulics

7,000 ft-lbs max torque - Higher than 2-7/8" IF rating, but 8000 ft-lbs optional if desired.

100 tons static & rotating load rating

Patented 10,000 psi Washpipe Seal Assembly - Field reports 1200 hours before changing seals.  Auto-lubricated for low friction and long seal life - No manual greasing.

Patented Power Tilt - Max tilt angle easily set at rigup -        Tilt then repeats to same angle throughout job.  When tilt is not in use, swivel is held in vertical position hydraulically, no rope or chain required.  Tilt control valve on power unit assists safe loading/unloading.

Safe-Latch Torque Arms - These quick-connect torque arms will soon be standard, allowing floor hands to quickly and safely latch/unlatch the torque arm rollers from the wire ropes, similar to elevator open/close.  Patent pending.           No falling objects since no wrenches or parts removal required. Light weight for easier man-handling.

Optional Parallel Torque Arms toward rear of mast -       Saves rig floor space.

Patented Safety Valve - Prevents downtime if someone forgets to hook up the drain hose.

All hydraulic hoses on one powered hose reel.

Optional Air Brake - More brake torque than swivel torque.


10,000 psi Washpipe Seal Assembly

Our patented seal assembly is rated at 10,000 psi.  It is automatically pressure-lubricated and requires no manual greasing.
Field reports are so far at 1200 hours seal life before changing without failure.  Interchangeable design improvements have continued but we have no field data yet. We expect seal life to continue to improve.  This is a uniquely engineered and patented design, very different from other sealing concepts using a stack of brass rings and rubber V-rings of various compounds.


Swivel Tilt

XK power swivels include our patented power tilt function.                             Our customers are very pleased with the safety benefits and time savings.  The driller easily sets the max tilt angle at rigup to match the pipe angle in the V-door, then the tilt stops at the same angle during the job.  When tilt is not in use, the power swivel is automatically held in the vertical position for easy stab with no need for a rope or chain.


XK-100 Specifications

Max Torque7,000 FT-LBS
Max Speed150 RPM
Max Static Load Rating100 TONS
100 RPM Dynamic Load Rating98 TONS
Max Circulating Pressure10,000 PSI
Gooseneck Connection2-1/2" 1502 Union
Fluid Passage Bore Thru Stem2" I.D.
Standard Stem Connection2-7/8" I.F.
Standard Saver Sub Connection2-7/8" I.F.
Weight1,200 LBS

XK-100 Dimensions

XK-100 Power Units

Trailer Power Units

Two-axle trailers are arranged with rugged fender tanks for best road balance and serviceability. Units have electric brakes on both axles. Gooseneck or bumper hitches are optional, and spare tire is included. Hydraulic powered multi-hose reel is standard with 100 foot hydraulic hoses, and reel will accept 200 feet if required. The unit also includes a variable displacement piston-type hydraulic pump to allow any swivel speed desired.  Caterpillar engines are standard, others are available.

Skid Power Units

Rugged oilfield skids are designed for truck winching and are fully floored. Heavy-duty dual tank design uses minimum floor space, and all equipment is arranged to allow easiest access for service.  Hydraulic powered multi-hose reel is standard with 100 foot hydraulic hoses, and reel will accept 200 feet if required. The unit also includes a variable displacement piston-type hydraulic pump to allow any swivel speed desired.  Overhead lifting frames are available for offshore crane lifting.  Caterpillar engines are standard, others are available.

Air Remote Controls

Air remote controls are connected by a 50-foot control hose umbilical. Stainless control panel features liquid-filled torque gauge, single handle control for variable speed & direction, auto-throttle, and power tilt.  Also included are engine kill (fuel shutoff), emergency engine kill (air shutoff), plus torque release control which allows controllable unwind of the drill string before picking up.  Emergency engine kill control is also one the engine.

Torque Box

Stainless control box for setting maximum torque is mounted on each unit near the pump with the same torque gauge as on the main panel.

Torque setting instructions are etched on front panel of the box.

Torque Reaction Equipment

Two telescoping torque arms are included with every unit, and several length ranges are available.

Four oil-impregnated nylon sheaves roll up and down each wire rope stretched between crown and floor.

Safety cables protect rig floor people from falling objects in case anything comes loose.

Optional parallel torque arms are arranged toward the back of the mast which moves the wire ropes out of the way.

New Safe-Latch Torque Arms will become standard shortly.  Patent pending.  Floor hands can quickly and safely latch/unlatch the torque arm rollers from the wire ropes.  No loose parts, wrenches, or falling objects - These devices operate similar to opening and closing an elevator.

Announcing: The XK-100 Super Handler™

The XK-100 Super Handler™ is a radical combination hydraulic pipe handler and power swivel!

Patented to include a power swivel and many other features! The first patent has been issued, 2 patents are in the application process,  and the 4th is a placeholder.

Combining our XK-100 power swivel with our unique pipe handler brings many benefits.

Remember, the cost of a Super Handler™ will be less than a pipe handler plus a power swivel because much duplication is eliminated.

Introducing now, launching in 2020

We are still in engineering but are introducing Super HandlerTM now because many companies are budgeting now for 2020.

We look forward to starting fabrication, and we expect to have the first unit in operation by the second quarter 2020.

Planning is underway to expand onto our last 4 acres and double our assembly shop size.

Learn more about the XK-100 Super Handler™

Power Swivel and Pipe Handler Combined