Top drives

Advanced solutions for today’s advanced drives

Top drive
The top drive systems turning drill strings atop today's platforms represent a major improvement over older drilling rig technologies. In part, top drive systems are enabling the use of extended-reach well bores and helping to reduce production costs.

They are however, subject to failures caused by the same conditions that plagued their conventional rotary table and kelly counterparts. These include mud and lubricant contamination, excessive loads and vibration, or electrical discharges and hydraulic blockages.

SKF can help rig operators handle theses challenges and more. From specially designed mud rotor bearings to sensorized motor traction units, SKF solutions can enable better top drive reliability and productivity.


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