A welding positioner is a device that rotates around a 360° spin that allows a welder to stand in one position and constantly work on a level surface. It adds comfort for the welder who must perform on odd shaped parts, such as tubular pipelines. Welding positioners prevent worker fatigue and increase productivity due to the lack of worker movement that is necessary to complete a job. This method also tends to provide consistently high-quality welds since no overhead or vertical runs are involved.
At Mitrowski Welding Equipment, we deliver new and used welding positioners that provide increased comfort for the welder, allowing for increased weld precision on complex jobs. Mitrowski welding positioners increase productivity and are available with a wide range of capabilities, from basic functions to more advanced positioning applications.
Contact us for more information regarding our used and new welding positioners, as well as available welding positioner rental options. You can also call us at 713-943-8032 and we can assist you with any questions that you may have.
How Does a Welding Positioner Function?
Welding positioners effectively operate by gripping onto a pipe joint or valve and rotates the workpiece, as needed, so the welder can continuously weld a joint in a flat position with no break in the process. This enables the welder to keep the weld puddle in joint, instead of having to maneuver the torch or electrode-holder.
Welding positioners are practical for increasing welding deposition rates and reducing rejection rates because they allow better accessibility of the welding seam on the pipeline. A welding gripper or welding positioner assists the operator in welding at faster speeds than are possible with a manual or semiautomatic welding setup.
How to Properly use a Welding Positioner?When operating a welding positioner, safety is always the top priority. It is important to ensure you’re your welding positioner is always secure to a flat, stable surface. Benchtop welding positioners should be secured as well.
It is also important to check the manufacturer specifications for your welding positioner. The motor and control are based on the size and speed required for the welder to perform, and the manufacturer’s specifications will inform you whether the weld positioner can handle the operation you need to perform.
A ground current should also be connected to the positioner during welding. Without it, electrical parts can be damaged. You should also make sure that the positioner is compatible with the electric current produced by the welding process.
Welding Positioner OptionsMitrowski carries several exclusive styles of new and used welding positioners to suit your project requirement needs. Some of the unique welding positioner styles that we carry are listed below.
Welding TurntablesRotary welding turntables provide a key benefit of precise positioning in the flat or horizontal position. They also provide a high-precision, low-cost method of rotating a pipe, vessel or industrial work piece around a vertical axis. Floor turntables are primarily used for welding, flame cutting, X-ray and machining applications.
Pipe Welding PositionersPipe welding positioners greatly enhance productivity when welding pipe, shafts, wheels, elbows and other fittings. Along with welding turntables, pipe welding positioners are particularly useful when rotating or positioning workpieces with large offset loads. Pipe welding positioners are used for diverse applications ranging from pipe spooling to positioning of very large cumbersome parts such as chassis components or structural steel.
Rotary Welding PositionersRotary welding positioners make welding round objects much easier and more productive. A reversible, variable speed control box allows you to accurately dial in the correct speed while the optional variable speed pedal adds another level of control. These welding positioners are highly useful for precision welding applications.
Headstock & Tailstock PositionersOur new, used or rental head and tailstock welding positioners are designed to be used for long rectangular shapes that must be supported from both ends. Both fixed height rotation, centerline and power elevating models are available for ergonomic placement of the weldment. Headstock tailstock positioners also allow for maximum flexibility when lifting or rotating heavy workpieces such as trailer frames or large vessels.
Gripper Welding ChucksA gripper welding chuck is a specialized clamp that can be used to withstand the robust conditions of the welding industry. They are primarily used to hold customized pieces of metal, which are affixed to the headstock/tailstock, so they can be welded. Our chuck welding rental equipment is a cost-effective way to improve your welding capabilities and increase efficiency. We offer top quality equipment at reasonable rates, as well as a Rent-to-Own program.
General Welding PositionersGeneral welding positioners use various means to secure and position workpieces for welding, allowing for full 360° spin or rotation of the part so that the welder can remain in one position on a safe, flat surface. General welding positioners refer to those that don’t fall into one of the major welding positioner categories.
Welding Positioner Weight CapacitiesDepending on your specific needs, Mitrowski Welding can provide you with a welding positioner that suits your weight capacity requirements. Our inventory of welding positioners is available in a range of sizes from bench top models that hold up to 100 lbs., to hydraulic units that can support up to 200,000 lbs.
New, Used, Reconditioned & Rental Welding PositionersMitrowski Welding sells new, used, and reconditioned welding positioners from all major brands and in a range of sizes. Our service department can add features and components such as foot pedals, remote hand pendants, gripper chucks, outboard supports, and matching tailstocks to fully customize your unit.
Rental Welding PositionersDo you need equipment for a one-time-only welding project? Do you have your own welding equipment, but need something extra to help you complete a big and/or difficult project? If your welding needs don’t merit purchasing equipment, Mitrowski Welding offers a variety of rental welding positioners. The top weld positioner brands that we rent and sell include: Contact us today to rent welding positioners or other equipment for your project.
Contact Mitrowski Welding Equipment for Premium Quality Welding Positioners Today
Mitrowski Welding also carries a variety of welding equipment and seam welding equipment for sale or rent. Contact us for more information on our top of the line new and used weld positioners, or contact our rental department for more information on our welding positioner rental opportunities.