NEW! The Hardband-It™ Portable Hardbander 

Rankin® Automation introduces “The Hardband-It”™, a new patent pending transportable hardbander for the drilling industry.  The Hardband-It is a smaller, fully functional, stand-alone hardbander that can be transported by trailer or in the back of a pickup truck. 


The Hardband-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 Hardband-It lighter and easier to transport, and unlike other hardbanders, the new Rankin Automation Hardband-It starts at $49,000 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 Hardband-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
  • hydraulic lift mechanism
  • water cooled torch
  • internal fume extraction system

The Hardband-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 Hardband-It 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.  




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