If you are looking for a way to increase your weld shop’s productivity, then the Kistler U 500 welding positioner is an excellent solution. The U 500 is a pipe rotator used for clamping, rotating, and tilting pipes with round profiles and is designed to accommodate large and heavy parts. It also features adjustable speed, tilt, and roll controls that allow you to quickly and precisely place your workpiece in any desired welding position. Let's explore further how this product can help increase productivity in your weld shop.
Welding Positioner Basics
Welding positioners are tools used to hold and rotate a workpiece to the desired orientation while welding. They are commonly used in applications requiring precision such as aerospace, automotive, and process piping. They allow welders to precisely adjust the position of a workpiece, so that it can be accurately welded in place. Positioners provide greater control over the welding process, allowing welders to make precise adjustments that may otherwise be impossible. This can help reduce the risk of errors and increase welding accuracy, efficiency, and quality control. Additionally, positioners often allow for faster welds since they provide easier access to workpieces than traditional manual methods. This can save time and money in a manufacturing environment.
Kistler U 500
The Kistler U 500 welding positioner can be used for pipes with elbows, tee pieces, or other offset loads with a maximum load capacity of up to 2200 lbs horizontally, and 1100 lbs vertically. Achieve quick and accurate alignment with no need for a chuck, clamping shoe, or any other attachments. A wide variety of pipes can be clamped and the infinitely variable rotary speed is not affected by the size of the pipe because of it's separate drive unit. There are no interruptions while welding thanks to the separate foot control for speed and direction adjustment. Line up your object just how you imagined it -- all without sweat or hassle.
Why We Love It
Unlike a standard table-top positioner, the U500 has accessories that allow you to do so much more. Check out the accessories below to see why this is our positioner of choice.
By being able to precisely adjust the angle and rotation of the workpiece, you can keep your welds consistent from one part to the next. This saves time and money by eliminating rework due to misaligned parts or inaccurate welds. Additionally, using welding positioners also improves safety by reducing operator fatigue due to extended periods of awkward body positioning during a job.
If you're looking for ways to improve your fabrication process-investing in a quality welding positioner is an excellent place to start! The result is increased efficiency and safety along with higher quality welds that help ensure customer satisfaction with every job completed in your shop!