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Quality Welding Fixture

Our team understands welding.  It’s a difficult and physically demanding job. Aside from the physical complications of precision welding, complications can also result from poor placement of the parts.  Taking shortcuts with your job’s welding fixture can cause severe quality problems down the line, making your welder’s job more difficult and less accurate. To ensure your welder is performing to the best of their ability, it is imperative that they have THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB.


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Weld Fixture Design

When beginning a new project, many things must be considered in the welding fixture design:

  • Choose your fixture material wisely
  • Orient the fixture maximize deposition rates
  • Strive for quality, durability, accuracy, and repeatability
  • Consider alternatives when designs are cost-prohibitive


Bancroft’s team can design a custom holding solution for your manual welding or automatic process that is both durable and cost-efficient. From designing and building multi-step robotic applications, durable tack stations, or intricate rotating jigs and fixtures, our team has the experience to “MAKE IT HAPPEN.


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Anyone who’s ever struggled to get a weldment out of a poorly designed fixture will attest to the importance of fixture design.  At Bancroft Engineering, we understand the amount of detail required to design and build the simplest and most complicated weld fixtures.  A good welding fixture must have it all: quality, durability, accuracy, and repeatability.


Bancroft Engineering designs and builds welding fixtures for a wide range of manufacturers.  Our engineer’s 3D model every fixture design in SOLIDWORKS® for your review and approval followed by managing the complete project including fabrication, assembly, and final testing.


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Welding Fixture

Whether its cycle time reduction, improved accuracy and precision or both; we invite you to share your unique challenges with us.  Let one of our engineers get started on a custom welding fixture for you.  We pride ourselves on face to face meetings and give personal attention to every customer. Whether you want to communicate by phone or email or visit us in person for a tour and hands-on demonstration, we look forward to working with you on your next fixturing project.



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Our Doors are Open

While FABTECH 2017 was taking place in Chicago last week, here at Bancroft Engineering, we were cleaning and renovating our production facility in Waukesha, WI.  We are sorry to have missed you during the show, but an investment in our facility outweighed displaying at FABTECH this year. The facility renovation was a huge undertaking, but the result was exactly what we hoped it would be and so much more

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Preparation for renovation (Before)

Our production floor renovation included:

  • Organization of all tools, supplies, and equipment
  • Painting
  • Flooring refinished
  • Office remodeling


With FABTECH 2017 ending and business getting back to normal we invite you to visit our manufacturing facility and get a feel for what Bancroft Engineering can do for you.  Everyone who visits our facility gets a unique opportunity to see the production floor firsthand and experience the many benefits of our engineered systems.


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Putting on the finishing touches

Our 15,000-square foot facility is equipped with the latest in automated welding technology and a team of engineers, equipment builders, and welding experts. There is always someone ready to show new visitors around our facility, explain equipment, and answer any questions you have.


If you are in the market for a standard Welda-Round or Weld-Lathe one will always be on display and running for you to explore.  If it’s a seamer, custom, or robotic system you’re in search of; you can bet that something is under construction attesting to our quality and innovation.


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Back to work (After)

Don’t have time to travel to Waukesha, WI?  Visit our website to see our capabilities and tell us your welding needs!  One of our sales engineers will be happy to direct you to the right equipment that will help you reach your manufacturing goals and expedite a return on your investment.


Contact us at sales@bancrofteng.com to discuss a project or schedule a plant tour today.  We’d love to hear from you!

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Let BANCROFT help you take advantage of Section 179 Expensing

If you’re in the market for automated welding equipment of any kind, there has never been a better time to invest in innovation from Bancroft Engineering.  In addition to Section 179, for new orders received October 16 through November 6th, we are offering a 5% discount on all Welda-round and Weld-lathe machines.

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We would like to remind our customers that Section 179 of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 179) has been restored to $500,000 for 2017. This means businesses that purchase up to $2 million in qualifying equipment can deduct up to $500,000 from their 2017 taxes.  To qualify the equipment must be:

  • Installed and placed in service during the same tax year
  • More than 50% of the use of the equipment is for the business


In addition, a bonus depreciation is extended through 2019 for all businesses who have purchased over $2 million in equipment. These businesses will be able to depreciate 50% of the cost of the equipment they purchase and put into production during the years 2015-2017. This bonus depreciation will reduce to 40% in 2018 and to 30% in 2019.


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How does all this work? Our accountants have provided us with the following examples to help explain it:

When a company buys equipment, whether by a cash purchase or by financing it, the company typically spreads the expense over several years through depreciation.  For example, if a company buys a machine for $100,000, the company can expense about $20,000 per year through depreciation for 5 years. Section 179 allows that company to expense the entire $100,000 during the current tax year if there is sufficient income to offset the expense, thereby accelerating the tax savings.


Section 179 Example

  • Cost of Equipment after all Bancroft Discounts: $150,000.00
  • Section 179 Deduction: $150,000.00
  • Total First Year Deduction: $150,000.00
  • 35% Savings on Equipment Purchase: $52,500.00
  • Lowered Cost of Equipment After Tax Savings: $97,500.00


Act now to affordably take your business to the next level

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Linear Seam Welders (SEAMER)

Longitudinal seam welding can be used to produce gas or fluid-tight joints in a variety of sheet metal fabrications. Sheets can be tubular, formed rectangular/square tubes or flat sheets with a longitudinal seam welder for manufacturing parts like tin cans or steel drums. Steel, aluminum or stainless fuel tanks for motor vehicles are other prime examples.


Bancroft Engineering’s linear seam welders are designed for straight line welding of all weldable metals in thicknesses ranging from 0.005” to 0.500” and lengths in excess of 20 feet with up to 100% penetration.


These highly engineered longitudinal linear seam welders are fully customizable to suit any of your production needs. They optimize the welding process, reduce welding cost and improve the quality of your weld. Pick one of many PLC manufactures and we will customize any number of programs to provide unmatched quality to your automated welding process.


Feature Capabilities and Options Include:

  • Plasma, TIG, MIG, Sub-Arc, Laser
  • Weld Process Development & Support
  • AC Servo Carriage Drive Motor
  • Copper Backup Bar with Gas Purge Capabilities
  • Mandrel Adjustment
  • Water Cooled Mandrel
  • Cold Wire Feeder
  • Seam Tracking
  • Automatic Voltage Control (Arc Length)

Linear Seam Welders

Bancroft Engineering has manufactured Seam Welders for more than 30 years and offers one of the widest range of options.


Contact us for all your seam welding requirements.

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Bancroft Engineering Releases New Visual Branding

Bancroft Engineering, a leading provider of automated welding equipment is proud to unveil a new visual brand identity with the release of a modern corporate logo, website, and tagline.


The logo has been updated using blue and gold colors to better reflect the company’s brand today after over 50 years in business. The new tag line “The Right Tool for the Job” communicates quality and reliability. It is meant to depict the ongoing partnership between Bancroft Engineering and their customers to continually create a superior experience.


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Manufacturers have turned to Bancroft Engineering in search of custom automated welding equipment. But as complexity and time-to-market pressures have increased, they need a more complete solution to tackle these complex welding problems and other manufacturing tasks. This, in turn, involves creating a stronger customer experience and brand identity with an emphasis on integration, precision, and quality.


The new visual identity presents Bancroft as a modern and evolving company while reflecting on the company’s strength and direction.


“Our new logo better communicates what Bancroft Engineering stands for today.”   Says Travis Frea, President of Bancroft Engineering. “We are proud to be ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving manufacturing industry and our new brand identity will illustrate how far Bancroft has come in its 50+ year history. The refreshed new look mirrors the exciting direction we are taking our company.”


The new logo has been rolled out across Bancroft’s digital and physical properties and compliments a comprehensive re-design of Bancroft’s website that makes it easier for customers to quickly find the solutions they need. Visit: bancrofteng.com


About Bancroft Engineering


Based in Waukesha, WI, Bancroft Engineering’s expertise in technology will improve your welding operation. From simple stand-alone machines to full robotic automation cells. Bancroft Engineering is uniquely qualified to furnish reliable, cost-effective solutions.


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Bancroft Engineering, a leading provider of automated welding equipment presents one of their standard machines branded the WELD-LATHE.


The Bancroft WELD-LATHES are highly repeatable systems with extremely consistent welding speed and minimal runout. With a Bancroft WELD-LATHE you will:


  • Improve Weld Quality
  • Increase Weld Output
  • Lower Labor Costs


The Bancroft 605 and 1210 Circumferential Precision Welding Lathes are designed to allow unskilled personnel to consistently produce high-quality welds on a wide range of circumferential parts. These lathes are highly customizable, accurate, repeatable, and versatile. Additional weld heads can be added so multiple welds can be performed simultaneously. We combine and integrate these lathes with robots, Welda-rounds, Welda-longs, and other custom machinery for a completely automated system.

1210 Welding System

Our WELD-LATHES can be seen producing all types of welds in several industries including aerospace, automotive, mining, and defense to name a few. With over 50 years of welding experience, Bancroft Engineering can design tooling for almost any project to provide a complete, turn-key automatic welding system.


“Any company with any type of circumferential welding should have a WELD-LATHE.” Says Travis Frea, President of Bancroft Engineering. “The payback on a WELD-LATHE is normally measured in months, not years, because of the drastic improvements to quality and efficiency”


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The WELD-LATHE family is one of the most versatile ways to rotary weld production parts. Contact us to receive more information, to discuss your project, or to get a custom quote.



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Rotary Torch Welding System “WELDA-ROUND”

Bancroft Engineering, a leading provider of automated welding equipment presents one of their standard machines branded the WELDA-ROUND.


The WELDA-ROUND family of automated welders has been a staple at Bancroft for more than 45 years.  Setup and tooling are simplified with the WELDA-ROUND by rotating the torch or torches rather than the workpiece.


With the push towards efficiency and automation continually growing the Bancroft Engineering WELDA-ROUND continues to set itself apart.  It is designed for repetitive accuracy, ease of use and cost efficiency to satisfy production needs without the added costs of fully robotic systems.  The WELDA-ROUND line of production machines includes 4 different fully customizable sizes to satisfy almost any rotary welding need.


  • 300: Rotary MIG Welder
    • Our standard production tool, designed to weld a broad range of parts.  It includes 360-degree torch rotation with adjustable overlap.
  • 350: Rotary TIG Welder
    • Provides a single revolution per weld cycle in seconds with automatic return.  Includes upslope/downslope features.
  • 500: Rotary MIG Welder
    • Built for extreme applications.  The MODEL 500 bridges the gap between the MODEL 300 and the large, dual torch MODEL 600.
  • 600: Rotary MIG Welder
    • Dual Arc Technique provides unbeatable advantages for users who require speed and quality above all else.


“The capabilities and cost of the WELDA-ROUND family are unbeatable in today’s modern manufacturing industry.”   Says Travis Frea, President of Bancroft Engineering.  “We are proud to have these machines in our product line and in all the years we have been producing them have yet to find an unsatisfied customer.”


The possibilities to improve production efficiency are endless with the WELDA-ROUND family.  Request a Quote Here


About Bancroft Engineering

Based in Waukesha, WI, Bancroft Engineering’s expertise in technology will improve your welding application.  From simple stand-alone machines to full robotic automation cells.  Bancroft Engineering is uniquely qualified to furnish reliable, cost-effective solutions.

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Bancroft Engineering Launches New Website

A New Clean Design Improves Overall Experience

Bancroft Engineering announces the launch of a newly revamped website. The site includes extensive product and service information to help customers understand Bancroft Engineering’s complete range of welding equipment and custom machinery. Technical information and project photos work together to provide a detailed overview of Bancroft Engineering’s capabilities across a wide range of manufacturing industries.

The new website provides visitors with a clean and appealing design and an enhanced user experience. Features of the new website include:

  • Easy to access product and service information
  • Equipment and project photos
  • Blog with monthly news and industry insight
  • Social Media Links
  • Email opt-in forms
  • Mobile Optimized
  • Easy to use Request for Quote Form

The result is a fresh, new look with improved functionality and a more engaging user experience. The new website will continue the relationship driven experience Bancroft Engineering is known for.

“We are excited about our new website launch and the robust information it proves for our customers and business partners. We hope It provides users with a positive and informative experience through which they can learn more about how Bancroft Engineering can help them improve their welding process.” Says Travis Frea, President of Bancroft Engineering.

The website will be updated on a regular basis with news, projects, and press releases. Visitors are encouraged to explore the site and sign up for direct emails from the company at: bancrofteng.com

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About Bancroft Engineering

Based in Waukesha, WI, Bancroft Engineering’s expertise in technology will improve your welding operation. From simple stand-alone machines to full robotic automation cells. Bancroft Engineering is uniquely qualified to furnish reliable, cost-effective solutions.

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