Positioning Systems

Maneuver tongs, power tongs, and iron roughnecks on the rig floor

Our suite of positioning systems houses the entire family of Weatherford power tongs and iron roughnecks. The suite works with a range of tongs, including remote-controlled and semimechanized, manually operated tongs. Many of our positioning systems offer lightweight frames and small footprints for rig-floor designs with limited space.

Tong-Positioning Systems

Lift and move the power tong on the rig floor

As a first step toward mechanized rig operations, the PowerFrame® system enables lifting and moving the power tong on the rig floor from a standby position to the well center, the mousehole, or both. The lightweight frame works with Weatherford tubing, casing, and drillpipe tongs.

See our system for drillpipe, casing, and tubing tongs

See our system for tongs rated up to 3.7 tons (3,357 kg)

Tong-Positioning Systems

Tong and Iron Roughneck Positioning Devices

Position equipment without a track or suspension line

Mounted on the rig floor, PowerArm® positioning devices provide a secure and convenient way to move our TorkWrench® iron roughneck as well as Weatherford casing or tubing tongs.

Read how to move iron roughnecks with nearly 360° rotation

Read how to move tongs with 360° rotation

Tong and Iron Roughneck Positioning Devices

Tong Adaptor

Link Weatherford tongs with drilling-package positioning devices

Installed in just one lift, our LinkMaster® tong adaptor establishes compatibility between Weatherford tongs and drilling-package positioning devices to enable positioning the tong at well center to run tubulars.

Learn about the LinkMaster tong adaptor

Tong Adaptor

Power Tong Positioning System

Manipulate power tongs with precision

Our patented PowerScope® tong-positioning system is a telescoping device that precisely positions remote-controlled or semimechanized, manually operated power tongs for running casing, tubing, drillpipe, and production risers.

Find out more about our PowerScope system

Power Tong Positioning System

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