NEW! The Band-It™ Portable Hardbander
Rankin® Automation introduces “The Band-It”™, a new patent pending transportable hardbander for the drilling industry. The Band-It is a smaller, fully functional, stand-alone hardbander that can be transported by trailer or in the back of a half-ton pickup truck.
The Band-It saves operator time and money. It is different from traditional hardbanders in that it uses Rankin’s newly designed patent pending compact system instead of a headstock rotator for rotating the pipe. This makes the Band-It lighter and easier to transport, and unlike other hardbanders, the new Rankin Band-It starts at $39,000 for the base unit. It can be used in the field, in a shop, or at a maintenance facility, and can service conventional pipe joints from four to six inches in diameter.
The Band-It is the perfect addition to oilfield inspection services companies, drill pipe rental companies, start-up hardbanding companies, and current hardbanding companies in need of new equipment. It weighs about 2,200 pounds and has a footprint of 42 X 72 inches. It includes
- adjustable torch height
- automatic step over
- pneumatic drill pipe lift mechanism
- water cooled torch
- internal fume extraction system
The Band-It operates with a user-provided power supply and air compressor, and has a storage rack for three type T weld gas bottles. Like other Rankin Automation hardbanding systems, accessories such as preheaters and cooling cans are also available as well as complete turnkey systems.
The new Rankin Automation Band-It Hardbander is ideal for quick repairs in the field, remote locations where larger systems cannot travel, as back-up equipment for larger hardbanding operations, and large production operations.
For more information, call the Rankin Sales team at (800) 845-7259.