• Piranha™ Wireline Tool Catcher

    The Elmar Piranha™ Hydraulic Tool Catcher is a safety device for installation below the grease injection head or slickline stuffing box.

    WPCE Piranha™ Wireline Tool Catcher pdf


    If the tool is pulled into the top of the lubricator and the wire stripped from the rope socket, the tool catcher will engage the tool’s fishing neck and prevent the loss of the tool string into the well bore. The tool catcher is designed to be fail-safe: it is permanently in the catch position and requires hydraulic pressure to release.

    Elmar hydraulic tool catchers for electric line are normally supplied with an integral ball check valve assembly, and a top connection into which a grease head can be directly screwed. The tool catcher is available with a glycol injection port. For slick line operations Elmar hydraulic tool catchers are available with quick unions top and bottom.

    Elmar hydraulic tool catchers are available with ratings from 5,000 psi to 15,000 psi WP, STD and H2S service. Multi-catch from 1” to 1 3/4”.

    The Elmar Piranha™ Wireline Tool Catcher features a one-piece multi-finger collet machined from a high strength alloy to perform tool catching duties. The multi-catch collet is capable of catching tool strings featuring fish-neck rope sockets from 1” to 1.75”, thus saving redress time.

    The new generation tool catcher also features other improvements including, a larger diameter tool stop to allow the latest head diameters to pass through already made up to the wireline, a stronger return spring to reduce reset time, relocation of the piston O-ring from piston to upper body so any corrosion does not affect operation, and specification of corrosion resistant coating for the upper body.


    • Single piece collet for easy assembly
    • Designed for increased corrosion resistance
    • Reliable catching from 1” to 1.75” fishing necks
    • Port located in upper body