Drill Pipe Elevators & Hoisting Equipment

Because each rig’s lifting requirements are unique, Forum offers an extensive selection of drilling tools to suit a full range of pipe sizes and load ranges. All of our solutions – such as our full catalog of drill pipe elevators – are designed and manufactured for long life, exceptional durability and low maintenance. Safety is a top priority at Forum, and our hoisting solutions come standard-equipped with numerous features to keep your crews safer during heavy-lift rig activities.

Air-operated (pneumatic) elevators feature options such as Forum’s patented bushing system for smooth, powerful lifting.

Hydraulic-operated elevators ensure quick, safe handling for a broad variety of tubulars as they are moved from horizontal to vertical and also into the wellbore.

Manual elevators provide smooth operation and numerous standard features that make them among the safest within the oil and gas industry. Forum manual elevators are designed to hoist a variety of connections, including square shouldered rotary connections, drill pipe, drill collar and casing. Our portfolio includes: Center Latch Elevators, Side Door Elevators, Slip Type Elevators and Single Joint Elevators.

Riser elevators offer a solid-forged body design to handle riser running tools with either fixed or detachable couplings.

Elevator links include a full complement of load tested links, bails, connectors, extensions and beckets designed to enhance drilling elevator performance.

Air Operated Elevators

Forum’s Pneumatic Center Latch Elevators are equipped with our patented bushing system, capable of handling a large range of tubulars with both square and tapered load shoulders. The ABVC version can handle flush and semi flush tubulars by means of an interchangeable slip system.

Features
  • Pipes from 2 3/8“ – 7 5/8“
  • Capacities from 150 to 500 ton
  • “Elevator closed“ visual feedback
  • Optionally available with wear bushing to minimize wear and to decrease the noise level

Hydraulic Operated Elevators

XP-1000

Xtreme Performance Elevator – XP-1000

Forum XP-1000 Elevators are hydraulically operated, center latch elevators. These elevators can be remotely operated from the drillers cabin or standalone control panel. Designed to handle 18° and 45° tool joint tapers with tubulars sizes ranging from 3 1/2“ – 6.906”, the XP-1000 load rating range is 1000 – 1250 tons, depending on taper angle.

Features
  • Link compatibility: 750 – 1250 ton
  • Load activated latch lock with manual safety engagement for loads less than 1000 lbs
  • Insert bushings available for multiple pipe sizes and grades
  • Interfaces with existing rig controls
  • Models available that interface with multiple control systems
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic closed feedback options available

Automated Side Door Elevator – ASD

Forum’s hydraulically operated, fully Automated Side Door Elevator (ASD) quickly and safely pick up a large variety of tubulars, enabling safe handling of casing when moving from horizontal to vertical and into the well bore. Additionally, the ASD is equipped with multiple safety features and operator feedback options. All ASD components are designed, manufactured and tested to the latest API 8C edition.

Features
  • Directly compatible with various lock out systems
  • Hydraulic or Pneumatic Feedback Signals
  • Plug-and-Play with most Operating Systems
  • Optional Control Panel
  • Uses common HPU pressures and flowrates improving efficiency through use of existing rig systems
  • Dual bulkhead equipped for variable operating systems
  • Streamlined Design for minimal operational space required

AMP Hydraulic Operated Elevators

Forum’s AMP elevator is a hydraulic, double door bushing type elevator for handling tubulars between 2 3/8” – 22”. The AMP elevator solution is capable of handling loads from 350 – 1500 tons. Available rotators provide unsurpassed efficiency and safety when transferring pipe from horizontal to vertical.

AMS Hydraulic Operated Elevators

Forum’s AMS elevator is a hydraulic, double door bushing type elevator with integral slips for handling tubulars between 2 3/8” – 17”. It’s unique pre-load feature provides a proximity signal to the driller, indicating that the slips have been positively set, avoiding false signals associated with pressure differential.

Center Latch Elevators

Forum’s Hydraulic Center Latch Elevators are equipped with a bushing system to handle tubulars with square and tapered load shoulders between 2 3/8“ – 9 7/8“.

Features
  • Pipes from 2 3/8″ – 9 7/8″
  • Capacities from 150 to 1250 ton
  • For drill pipe, casing, drill collar, tubing and RRT
  • “Elevator closed“ feedback signal
  • Optionally available with wear bushing to minimize wear and to decrease the noise level
  • Interfaces with Top Drives of all OEM’s

Manual Elevators

Center Latch Elevators

Forum center latch elevators are designed to hoist drillpipe (18° standard taper, special tapers available) and square shouldered rotary connections.

Forum CL / VES-CL (18° – 90°) and CLS (90°) Series Elevators are manually operated center latch elevators designed to handle pipe sizes from 2 3/8“ – 9 5/8“ and load ratings from 100 to 1250 ton.

Forum A & G Series Elevators are manually operated center latch elevators designed to handle all 90° (A Series) and 18° (G Series) pipes. Pipe size ranges from 1“ – 6 5/8“ and load ratings from 65 up to 350 ton.

Features
  • Pipe sizes from 1“ – 9 5/8“
  • Capacities from 65 to 1250 ton
  • Link compatibility: 100 to 1250 ton
  • Primary Latch with secondary safety latch lock
  • Optional interchangeable insert bushing style available
  • Optional wear bushings available
  • Engineered “slim hole” bores available for most models (G Series)

Side Door Elevators

Forum SDL / SDS and SLX Series Elevators are manually operated Side Door Elevators designed to handle all 90° connections including drill collars, collar type drill pipe, casing and tubing. Forum Side Door Elevators handle pipe sizes ranging from 2 3/8“ – 42“ and load ratings from 100 to 750 ton.

Features
  • Link compatibility: 150 to 750 ton
  • Primary latch with secondary safety latch lock
  • “Elevator closed“ verification
  • Safe area operating handles
  • SLX-250 models are equipped with a patented manually operated rotary secondary latch lock
  • Safe area operating handles
  • Some models equipped with additional handle at the rear for safe and easy handling

Slip Type Elevators

Forum BVC / BVT and Y Series Slip Type Elevators are manually operated, center latch, slip type elevators designed to handle upset or collar type casing and tubing.

Specifications and Features
  • Pipe sizes from 3/4” up to 7 3/4“
  • Capacities from 75 to 200 ton
  • Link compatibility: 100 to 500 ton
  • Optionally available with Remote Slip Setting (RSS)
  • Primary latch with secondary safety latch lock
  • 4-slip design
  • Safe area operating handles
  • Some models are equipped with additional handle at the rear for safety and maneuverability

Single Joint Elevators

Forum Single Joint Elevators are manually operated, Center Latch Elevators designed to handle all 18° type drill pipe and 90° connections including drill collars, collar type drill pipe, casing and tubing. Forum Single Joint elevators handle pipe sizes ranging from 2 3/8” – 42” and have a load rating of 2.5 up to 10 ton.

Features
  • Manually operated
  • Capacities from 2.5 up to 10 ton (Higher load ratings available on larger sizes)
  • Pipe range from 2 3/8″ up to 42″
  • Safe area operating handles
  • Latch with safety latch lock
  • “Elevator closed” verification pin

Riser Elevators

The Solid Body Elevator (SBE) is designed for handling riser running tools with either fixed or detachable couplings. A solid forged design made with high strength materials allows loads up to 1250 ton.

Features
  • Pipe range from 5″ – 12 3/4″
  • Other sizes upon request
  • SBE with fixed bore code
  • VES-SBE bushing system for RRT with detachable couplings
  • Manufactured acc. to API 8C PSL2