pdc dull bit grading gra+de

Dull Bit Grading is Subjective,
inconsistent and Laborious

Dull bit grading today produces data of limited value, because it is subject to human interpretation and is therefore inconsistent and unreliable.

The monumental task of sifting through and analyzing inconsistent reports with a half dozen blurry images per bit makes analysis of bit wear extremely laborious and challenging today. Moreover, attempting to overlay this data with WOB, RPM, ROP and other relevant drilling parameters to assess bit performance is virtually impossible.

But most importantly the data is not easily pulled into analytics or other software packages for further analysis

Applied Digital
Drill Bit Forensics

Digitize, Optimize and Mitigate Damage
in Drilling Operations
  • Produce digital dull bit grA+de autonomously, in addition to high resolution 3D models of bits, including all wear measurements & characteristics (IADC etc.)
  • Compare to CAD model and/or original sharp bit for QC & QA
  • Export to CSV or other output file formats to use in analytics or other software packages, in combination with EDR drilling data sets
grA+de Heat Map, dull grade scan
User Friendly Robotic Enabled Scanner

Simple to use:

  1. Stand Bit on Pin
  2. Enter Unique Bit Identifier (S/N#)
  3. Press Scan

grA+de dull bit grade scanner uses robotic controlled AI enhanced photogrammetry, the science of making measurements from photographs. The input to photogrammetry is photographs, and the output is typically a point cloud map, a drawing, a measurement, or a 3D model of some real-world object or scene.  
Trax has leveraged this technology and applied it to dull bit grading, resulting in highly accurate and repeatable measurement of individual cutter wear in PDC bits, as well as machine-generated base parameters for the IADC dull bit grading protocol