The Satellite® Automatic Drilling Controller has been used for many years in oil fields. It has been tested and proven to be a reliable, durable, and solid workhorse. While others have come and gone, the Original Satellite® has stood the test of time.
The Satellite® Automatic Driller is manufactured and distributed by Dick's Oilfield Instruments Sales and Service Inc.
This state-of-the-art Driller reduces drilling cost per foot, increases rate of penetration, provides longer bit life and helps drill a straighter hole. The system works by controlling weight of a drill bit during the drilling operation by mechanical manipulation of the drawwork's break handle. Operation is based on the relationship of deadline tension and weight on the drill bit. The system uses hydraulic pressure generated by the deadline anchor weight sensor. As deadline tension increases above the pre-selected level on the system controller, Satellite (R) pays out drill line by raising the drawwork's break lever. This allows the drum to turn. By lowering the break handle, the drum stops when a pre-selected weight value is reached.
Easy to install
Rugged design assures reliable results even in extreme environments
Speed control automatically adjusts to all drilling conditions and formations
Uses rig air pressure, no external power source required
Precision weight on bit control maintains constant penetration rate
Advanced air valve provides smooth response, even in tough drilling environments
Two speed gear unit covers a wide range of penetration rates
Hydraulically activated control unit receives the weight signal directly from rig's weight indicator or deadline anchor sensor, eliminating the need for extra equipment.