UpComing Tradeshows

March 27-29, 2018
CIPPE 2018
Beijing, China

April 30 - May 03, 2018
OTC 2018
Houston, TX

November 17-19, 2018
Pacific Marine Expo 2018
Seattle, WA

118VM Topdrive Plate Brake

09 March 2015

Drilling Rig Drawworks Topdrive

Wichita Clutch 118VM Plate Brake for Drilling Rig Topdrive

A leading global manufacturer of drilling rigs and oilfield equipment required a topdrive braking solution for a new 750-ton land-based rig. The brake provides dynamic emergency stopping and static holding of the topdrive during drilling operations. The brake needed to be ATEX-certified and had to accommodate high disengaged running speeds while providing a high torque capacity in a compact space envelope.

Read More