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Optimized Autothrottle Enhances Economics and Ergonomics


Autothrottle feature curbs fuel consumption while creating quieter job site by matching throttle to drilling function demands.

Autothrottle feature curbs fuel consumption while creating quieter job site by matching throttle to drilling function demands.

Drill rigs devour fuel when running more throttle than demanded to perform a function. To curb the rig’s appetite for fuel, the optimized autothrottle feature goes beyond providing a high and low setting. The NEW MD4 display includes programming the autothrottle to respond directly to drilling function requirements. 

“When you need the power of the unit, it is there, but when idling or not under a load, the system pressure is lowered, thus saving wear and tear on the machine and improving fuel efficiency,” said, Curt Luebbert, operations manager, SCS Environmental Contracting, Indiana.

The upgraded autothrottle feature minimizes:

  • fuel used
  • heat created
  • noise endured

Company owners appreciate the improved project economics while drillers directly benefit from the enhanced job site ergononomics. 

“The autothrottle feature provides a more comfortable job site. You’re not fighting noise in your head or ringing in your ears,” Lee Shaw, sales representative, said. “Everyone is busy and short staffed, so little things like the autothrottle go a long way to keeping driller’s happy and productive.”

NEW MD4 displays with optimized autothrottle feature are now available on the following rigs:

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