New-generation face clamp

Designed and built by Shaw Engineering to Lesedi Drilling requirements, the face clamp incorporates a host of safety and productivity improvement features. The assistant operator does not have to operate the face clamp during rod-pulling operations, reducing the chances of an accident and greatly improving the speed of rod-pulling.

Winning Features

The new-generation face clamp has several very practical and innovative features:

·         New, self-centralising chuck with hand wheel for rapid adjustment. 

·         Tightening the chuck on only one side of the face clamp. 

·         Stuffing box with tough, polyurethane seal. 

·         A cam-locking rod gripper, which prevents “run-away” rod strings. 

·         One-man operation when inserting rods.