Posted 9.21.2017

What Causes a Road to Hump (and How to Avoid It)

Road humps–or accidental “speed bumps”–are expensive, time-consuming errors that shouldn’t happen in the first place. Though less common these days than during the telecom boom (when it seemed like anyone with access to a backreamer could install conduit without much supervision), there are still some conditions under which road humping can occur. Drilling the pilot […]

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Posted 9.19.2017

Happy 100,000th Blade Day!

On July 7, 2017, we achieved a milestone that has been twenty-six years in the making: our 100,000th Melfred Borzall blade rolled off the assembly line and into the world. Weighing in at a robust 35lbs. and measuring a healthy 15” in length, this special UltraBit 3™ is one of the most popular tools in […]

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Posted 9.6.2017

Choosing the Right Tool: Swivels

By: Ryan Preddy, General Manager & Chris Pudlak, Engineering/Product Manager, DCD Design & Manufacturing Ltd.   Every part of your drill string is under tremendous stress during the drilling process. Small parts are especially important because they’re often overlooked. However, HDD tools like swivels and disconnects must be engineered with strength and durability in mind, […]

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Posted 9.1.2017

Streamline Your HDD Operations With These 2 Crucial Lean Principles

By: Kyle Robertson, Industrial Engineer at Melfred Borzall   HDD drillers are always looking for ways to streamline operations. After all, more efficiency means greater speed, safety, and profitability.   “Lean” production principles aim to minimize waste–of time, resources or extraneous processes–that doesn’t add value to the finished product. This philosophy emerged from the Toyota […]

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Posted 7.4.2017

Proud to Be an American Company

By: Dick Melsheimer   Happy Independence Day! Like many companies in this business, Melfred Borzall was born right here in the United States. We’re dedicated to developing HDD tools and innovation used by drillers to literally build the framework of America. As a proud American company, we thought we’d take the opportunity on this patriotic […]

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