Drive Head is an equipment used for oil extraction through progressive cavity pumps. In addition to transmitting torque to the pump, the drive heads have the function of supporting the weight of the rods and also protecting the operator when reversing.
This was truly the first product in the NETZSCH pump division that was 100% designed and manufactured in Brazil to serve all markets worldwide.
Since 1990, when NETZSCH manufactured the first prototype, to date, more than 8,000 units have been manufactured. The drive heads produced by NETZSCH do Brasil are internationally recognized and operate in oil fields all over the world: from southern Argentina, through desert regions in the Sahara to the far north of Russia, where temperatures can reach -40 ° Celsius .
The drive heads produced by NETZSCH are present in more than 30 countries and all this internationalization and versatility occurs due to the innovation and customization applied by the engineering and production team. NETZSCH has the largest product line within the industry, which includes drive heads with pulleys and belts, one or two motors, direct drive with permanent magnet motors or gearmotors. Regarding the certification, these equipments follow the ABNT / NBR-16304 norms and also have ATEX versions, used in the European Community, in environments with explosive atmosphere.
OPTIMIZED DRIVE HEAD DESIGN FOR RUSSIA AND ASIAN MARKET
In addition to designing the drive head suitable for the conditions and regulations of each country, when the customer is located more than 10,000 km away, it is also necessary to optimize the size of the equipment, as well as it will be packed and transported to its final destination. Within this concept, our engineering team aims to optimize components that translate into reducing the weight and size of the equipment as a whole, facilitating air or sea transport in containers.
The main goal e is always to optimize the project, so that maintenance costs can be reduced, without losing the mechanical and operational safety characteristics of the existing equipment. In the project review phase, studies point to a reduction in the amount of material used, in addition to the use of raw materials with specific geometries, facilitating and optimizing machining costs.
In addition, details such as the space occupied in the packaging complement the project, bringing a new product that is much more competitive and suitable for the market.
PRODUCTION AND DESTINATION
By the end of October 2018, around 380 heads were produced within the new technical specifications. The equipment was shipped to customers in Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and the United States and other countries in Latin America.