Drill Rod Wipers
The use of rubber drill rod wipers to daily operations makes the drill rods safer and easier to handle while all rig personnel keep the rig floor clean and perform their assigned tasks. Rubber drill rod wipers are best used for rods and pipes that are involved in any surface and underground drilling operations. We are experts in customized tooling design and manufacture of high-quality engineered rubber products according to the specifications of our customers. Rubber drill rod wipers are manufactured out of special rubber compound which has a higher cut and gouge resistance. The rubber used for rubber drill rod wipes may be made out of natural rubber or Nitrile rubber compounds.
NMC Drill Rod Wipers come in different styles with a large selection of outside dimensions and virtually any drill rod sizes.
We recommend the drill rod Wiper, hole size to be 6 to 10mm under the OD size of the drill pipe. If ordered by PIPE SIZE ONLY the hole will be furnished 10mm under pipe size. The tolerance on all holes in our wipers are + / – 3mm Consult for availability of other sizes, styles, and hole sizes.
Our water jet cutting process utilizes high pressure water, which is forced through a small nozzle. This produces extremely clean as well as precise cuts on a wide range of material thicknesses. For this reason, we would typically suggest using water jet cut gaskets for complex designs and shapes. This ensures that the gasket is able to retain its structural integrity, while enabling us to create clean cuts at all times.
Another advantage of water jet cut gaskets is that we are able to produce them quickly compared to other cutting methods. This enables us to manufacture prototype gaskets or small production runs with a relatively quick turnaround time. The precision of the water jet also enables us to produce higher yields on average from a single sheet. This produces significantly less waste material, saving you money and reducing lead times.
Hardnesses of Natural Rubber Available:
- 55 Duro Shore A — Standard
- 40 Duro Shore A — Soft
- 70 Duro Shore A — Hard
Design and construction
- With or without Steel stiffening plate
- With or without Steel Large inventory for fast delivery
- We can offer thicknesses from 2mm to 30mm (Larger thickness can be catered by laminating process)
- Can be supplied for most drill pipe and casing sizes.
- Other Sizes Available Upon Request