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.
This device prevents worker fatigue and increases productivity due to the lack of worker movement. This method also tends to provide consistently high-quality welds since no overhead or vertical runs are involved.
Welding Positioner Information
A welding positioner grips 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.
Mitrowski welding positioners increase productivity and are available with a wide range of capabilities, from basic functions to more advanced positioning applications. Contact us today to learn more about our new and used welding positioners and other welding equipment.
Using a Welding Positioner
Safety is always the top priority. Ensure that your positioner is secure at all times to a flat, stable surface. Benchtop welding positioners should be secured as well.
It is important to check the manufacturer specifications for your particular 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 tell 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 VarietiesWe carry 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.
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.
Our rental welding 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. Contact us today to rent welding positioners or other equipment for your project. The top weld positioner brands that we rent and sell include:
- Preston Eastin
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.
Our welding positioners are available for sale or rent. We can also repair or rebuild your current welding positioner. Our inventory is constantly changing, so if you don’t see the right welding positioner for your needs, please contact us. We’re here to help!
Contact Mitrowski Welding Equipment 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