Pipe handling device, method and system

  • US 7,377,324 B2
  • Filed: 08/14/2006
  • Issued: 05/27/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/10/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A pipe handling device for mounting onto a pipe engaging apparatus, the pipe engaging apparatus including a main body and a pipe gripping mechanism to grip a pipe for rotational and axial movement thereof and being connectable to a top drive, the pipe handling device comprising:

  • a link arm having a first end pivotally connected to the pipe engaging apparatus and an outboard end pivotally connectable to a pipe elevator segment, the link arm being sized to present a pipe lifted by the pipe elevator segment into a position to be gripped by the pipe engaging apparatus.

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