According to the 2018 energy study of the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), with a share of 30.5% of the world’s primary energy consumption, oil remains the most important source of energy.
However, global trade restrictions complicate the extraction and importation of this “black gold”. China, for example, is required to extract its own oil in order to meet its domestic demand. China’s hunger for energy pushes the country to drill for oil at record depths – 8,875 m (29,118 ft) below ground, which is lower than Mount Everest is tall.
The continued push to drill deeper set high requirements on the quality and type of premium grade threads found on conveying and ascending pipes, and the corresponding couplings. The need for measuring system is also critical in order to minimize errors.
To meet this demand, EMAG has created a patented system that measures the thread connections of pipes and couplings with no contact, and is performed completely autonomously.