Any driller who has used a sledge hammer to try and manually remove a collapsed Inner Tube from an RC Drilling drill pipe or rod will know how unsafe it can be. The whole procedure is inefficient and involves injury risk from the associated manual handling. The Harlsan RC Drilling INLOK product range provides a safe and controlled solution to these problems. The INLOK product range includes specifically engineered RC drill rods, inner tubes and safe handling equipment. The safe handling equipment is used to install and extract inner tubes from reverse circulation drill pipe and can be used on the slips table during normal drilling operations to avoid the unnecessary handling of heavy RC drill rods that can weigh up to 170kgs each.
The improvements in safe handling are only half the story. With the Harlsan RC Drilling INLOK system, inner tubes are “locked” stopping them from moving or spinning inside the rod. The elimination of this movement inhibits both O-ring and urethane seal grooving of the inner tube ends, reduces wear to the inside rod shoulder and circlip breakages are virtually eliminated.
“We conducted trials with the Harlsan RC Drilling INLOK System and found it so successful we have installed it into all our RC Drill Strings”
Cameron Frederickson, Operations Manager – Drilling Australia
The INLOK safe handling equipment only requires 100psi of rig air to operate and comes contained in a hard case with all attachments for safe operation. The Harlsan RC Drilling INLOK System will reduce maintenance & increase the life of your reverse circulation drill string. Call today and find out more.
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Harlsan RC Drilling INLOK Solution :: Further Information
A Safer Way
Forget manually removing RC Inner Tubes with a sledge-hammer. Install and remove them safely with the Harlsan INLOK System.
Installation & Extraction Kit
Harlsan INLOK Inner tubes are easily fitted & removed using the INLOK installation & extraction kit.
Thread Type & Size
Harlsan INLOK RC Rods are available in Remet, Metzke & other threads in 4’’ 4 ½’’ size.
Extends RC Rod Life
Locks Inner Tubes into the rod body which reduces grooving & wear resulting in longer RC Rod life.
Remove Worn Inner Tubes
Worn or collapsed Inners can be removed & replaced on the slips table during normal drilling.
No More Air Bypass
The INLOK system solves the problem of air bypass & circlip breakages are virtually eliminated
From Africa through to Asia, Eastern Europe through to the UK, and Canada through to South America. We can supply you with robust and productive INLOK RC Drill Rods.
You can depend on us
For pricing, immediate supply or customised orders
Call (08) 9021 1288 (+61 8 9021 1288 international).
Get your engineering component and part supply requirements on time, on budget and on track with Harlsan manufacturing services. Call us now and request for a quote.
Your Key Contacts
Sales Manager for Harlsan component and part manufacturing
Technical Director for manufacturing and application engineering.