The all-new Model 5½ HS UHT (Model E) tong provides world-class performance for today's premium tubing, casing, and drill pipe connections. A redesigned and enhanced gear train along with CASE STIFFENER technology offers a maximum torque of 32,000 ft-lbs. The Eckel 5½ HS UHT Tong open throat design provides exceptional gripping capabilities on all sizes from 2-1/16 - 5½ in. (52.4 - 139.7) in diameter and with the optional WD Tri-Grip® Backup sizes from 2 1/16 - 6½ in. (52.4 – 165.1 mm).
Our patent-pending CASE STIFFENER technology enhances overall torque to provide consistent torque output. Having a high full 360° rotational torque and speed-shifting capability ensures the tong can makeup special torque-turn connections that require continuous rotation. Also, the CASE STIFFENER technology reduces stress and wear on the rotary gear teeth. A two-speed Hydra-Shift® motor is coupled with a two-speed gear train to provide (4) torque levels and (4) RPM speeds allowing unprecedented control of the connection.
Wedge Drive Tri-Grip® Backup
The WD Tri-Grip® Backup is a high performance no compromise backup that is suitable for make-up and break-out of the most resilient connections. The WD Tri-Grip® Backup features a three head design that encompasses the tubular that applies an evenly distributed gripping force. The backup is capable of handling tubulars from 3½ in. to 11 in. (88.9 - 279.4 mm). A constant radial load is applied with a single wedge drive to actuate the front two pivot heads with a third stationary head providing a reactionary force to provide a superior gripping performance. Wedge Drive Tri-Grip®Backup has exceptional gripping capabilities with Eckel Wrap-Around, True-Grit® dies or Pyramid Fine Tooth dies for making up other types of tubulars.