Exalo Drilling and Services Take Control of Hardbanding Repairs with Skye

Successful Installation and Training in Poland

Hardbanding Solutions would like to thank the Mechanical Workshops Pila, a division of Exalo S.A., Poland, after a highly successful collaborative project which has resulted in the company being completely self-sufficient in quality hardband repairs.  Exalo currently operates 45 drilling rigs in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Our Technical Director, Adan Mathieson, recently spent one week in the companies modern workshop.  There he delivered training which covered not just hardbanding, but also hardband removal with Skye’s plasma system, and tool joint repair.  At the end of the week Mechanical Workshops Pila passed qualification and were licensed to apply Duraband NC ®


Michał Stankiewicz, Head of the Production Preparation Department, commented;

‘The Skye hardbanding unit, which was delivered by Hardbanding Solutions, is manufactured with the highest quality of components.  Construction of the machine is very well thought out, with very low maintenance, easy access to all switches, and intuitive control.  The high quality of this machine makes us proud to have it in our workshop.  We were especially pleased that both the control panel and PLC displays were provided in the Polish Language.  

An additional advantage to buying the unit from Hardbanding Solutions, is Durband NC training for our operators, and the certification of our Mechanical Workshop for using this method to repair and protect Drill Pipe Tool Joints.  Delivery time of the unit was according plan without any delay, and allowed us to start work with our Skye Hardbanding unit according to schedule.  The manufacturer of the unit also keeps enough Duraband NC wire in stock to guarantee fast delivery to our workshop.’

For more information on Mechanical Workshops Pila, please follow this link…  http://oddzialpila.exalo.pl/

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