Welding Positioners 101 NEW Automated options

How often do you notice your welders working hunched over or welding above their heads? The welding position affects EVERYTHING about the end result. Without a reliable configuration, quality, productivity and safety all suffer. Cue the welding positioner.

We’ve put together this basic guide on welding positioners and run through the many options we have to not only improve your welding operation but make it a whole lot easier.


Weld Positioner Applications

Positioners can be applied to a diverse mixture of applications, but they are most commonly used for the rotation of parts during the welding or assembly process. They provide a consistent plane of rotation even bearing a significant amount of weight.

Weld positioners can be used for both manual welding, semi-automated welding or used to complement a robotic system. A few of the key industries currently utilizing weld positioners include:

  • Heavy construction or machine manufacturing
  • Military
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Steel & pipe industries


Standard vs Automatedautomated welding positioner

The welding positioners designed by Bancroft Engineering can be custom configured to fit your needs. These innovative options allow the positioners to be even more flexible and satisfy the most stringent of customer demands. All of our standardized positioners can be fully customized with one or many of the following options:

  • Increased torque capacities
  • Digital displays
  • Hardware and special hole patterns for easy fixture mounting
  • On/off foot switches
  • Safety locking
  • Aluminum tables
  • Other customizations upon request

If it’s more control you are looking for in a welding positioner then our line of automated positioners could be your solution.  Designed with both the harsh welding environment and cost in mind, these automated positioners can be integrated into any power supply.  They are PLC controlled and available with:

  • Programmable rotation distance
  • Variable speed and direction
  • Rotary delay and craterfill timers
  • A repeatable tooling home location
  • Manual or pneumatic torch shuttle
  • Live center
  • Tilt and pivot options for better weld positioning

Watch our TT530 Automated Positioner in Action!

Welding in the Right Position

One of the main perks of welding positioners is that you’ll always be in the best position and angle to generate high-quality output. Positioners also save floor space, give the ability to manage higher load capacities in a safe way and decrease cycle times. Along with production benefits, positioners produce a quick return on investment!

Read more on what to know about welding positioners in this blog post.


Choosing the Best Welding Positioner – Our line of Premium Positioners

TT100 Rotary Positioner: Ideal for small weldments weighing up to 100 pounds. Capable of handling up to 300 amps of welding current.[

TT210 Rotary Positioner: 200 lb. vertical load rating. Capable of handling up to 300 amps of welding current.

TT500 Rotary Positioner: 500 lb. vertical load rating. Capable of handling up to 500 amps of welding current.

RT2000 Rotary Positioner: 2,000 lb. vertical load rating. Capable of handling up to 1,000 amps of welding current.

TT530 Automated Positioner:  500 lb. vertical load rating, 500 amps of welding current, programmable rotation distance and repeatable torch locating mechanism.

TT535 Automated Pivoting Positioner:  All the specs of a TT530 with the ability to pivot up to 90 degrees into a fully horizontal position.

Get the full list of specifications for our weld positioners right here.


Looking for a positioner from a trusted and authentic supplier? Bancroft Engineering is a leading provider of semi-automated welding equipment. We design and build weld positioners in a variety of different specifications and can help you meet any custom requirement.


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