Machanical Screw Jacks Used in Amphibious Drilling Equipment
|WJ3250U3N-12-STDX-X||50 Tons||32:1||12”||Screw Jack|
- Mechanical screw jacks able to withstand harsh weather conditions
- Low maintenance
- Jacks move independently to achieve a level platform
Calgary based Pantano Energy Services Inc. designs and manufactures amphibious drilling equipment to the oil sands industry. Their latest model is the Pantano Drill Platform—a 55-ton flotation platform. In order to provide a level work platform for employees, Pantano incorporated three Joyce® screw jacks at each corner between the tracks and the rig platform.
Using three Joyce mechanical screw jacks (model WJ3250U3N-12-STDX-STDX-X), each jack is moved independently, raising/lowering the platform to achieve the appropriate level. By choosing mechanical actuators instead of hydraulic, the jacks can operate in frigid temperatures without failure. This is important as the drill platform is designed to be used year-round.