Head assembly core orientation tool


The DeviHead is an innovative, unique core orientation system incorporating a miniature survey instrument, making it small enough to fit inside a core barrel head assembly. Utilizing top quality electronic accelerometers for high accuracy survey data. DeviHead measures inclination, orientation, gravity vector, temperature, and battery status, and offers quality control on the results.

450 mm / 17.7 in
55.6 mm
2.2 in
3.4 kg
7.5 lbs
These measurements are for the NWL size
Inclination accuracy:
Orientation accuracy:
±0.5° per station
Toolface accuracy:
Inclination range:
-90 to +90°
Running gear
450 to 485mm/17.7 to 19.1"
Temperature range
-15° to +70°C/14° to 140°F
Compatible sizes
Inclination accuracy
Inclination range
-90 to +90°
Orientation accuracy
±0.5° per station
Orientation range
0° − ±88° dip
Effected by magnetics
Data communication
Battery type
1X CR123a Lithium
Battery capacity, continuous use
Approx. 45 days

Handheld device

Android Smartphone
DeviHead App
Battery capacity, continuous use
15 hours
Battery type
IP rating

The DeviHead is a revolutionary system that can be fully integrated with your drilling equipment. Unlike other core orientation systems, core barrel adjustments are not necessary, and core orientation may be started or ended at any time without having to retrieve the drill string and core barrel from the drill hole.

The DeviHead replaces the inner tube cap and spindle of the core barrel head assembly already on site. It is designed to fit head assemblies from most of the major drilling tool manufacturers, without affecting length, operation, or quality.

Utilizing our innovative Brilliant Blue Technology (BBT) the DeviHead is quickly activated and communicates wirelessly with the handheld device, without the need for opening any threads. Ensuring quick set up, data transfer and download.

The operation follows a clear step-by-step procedure, and one probe can be started or downloaded while the other is down in the hole, fitting in with the drilling cycle to optimize drilling productivity.

Each kit includes two DeviHead units with interchangeable survey tools and spindle assemblies, ready to be used with the standard head assembly on site.


  • Digital results with archived data, no manual results transcription
  • Interchangeable electronics for multiple running gear sizes
  • Provides high orientation accuracy from 0° to +/-88° + dip
  • Innovative vale system, no impact on pump-in time
  • Brilliant Blue Technology (BBT) quick activation
  • Scandinavian made - Highly robust and reliable
  • User-friendly, intuitive operating software
  • Core barrel extensions not required
  • At-Rig QA/QC processing software
  • Records inclination data
  • High precision system

Application areas

  • Diamond Core Drilling
  • Down hole orientation
  • Geotechnical investigation
  • Exploration
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Frequently asked questions about DeviHead

Do we need core barrel extensions to run the DeviHead core orientation system?

No, the DeviHead is designed to fit inside a core barrel head assembly so no extensions are required.

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Is an Android handheld device included in the DeviHead kit?

Yes, an Android Handheld device is included with every Devico borehole survey solution.

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My DeviHead will not wake up/start

Replace batteries, check for water or moisture inside running gear. See if the tool comes up in the Bluetooth overview after waking it up with the magnet, even though it does not blink. If nothing works, contact devico support.

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What rod sizes is the DeviHead compatible with?

NWL and HWL.

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