Column and Boom Welding Manipulators
Key Plant design, manufacture and supply an extensive range of column and boom welding manipulators from 6’x6′ to 50’x50′ (15m x 15m).
Used column & booms
Increase deposition rates, productivity and arc-on time with Key Plant column and boom welding manipulators.
Buy, rent and lease column and boom welding manipulators.
Enhance your automated welding processes for inner, outer, circumferential and longitudinal welding applications with Key Plant column and boom welding manipulators. Key Plant column and boom manipulators are developed to upgrade your fabrication throughput, and augment the quality of your weld production. We supply machines for a range of manufacturing environments; from pipe fabrication shops to tanker assembly lines, Key Plant provide the best solution to suit your project requirements.
Key Plant have built a portfolio of global leading column and boom welding manipulators, available to buy, rent or lease. Our range consists of Mobile Pipe, Standard, Extra-Heavy and Telescopic models. But if your project demands are non-typical, our in-house capabilities and next-level engineering expertise enable us to develop special purpose machines for those more ‘complexed’ project needs.
Machines can be supplied full loaded with welding equipment (SAW, GTAW, GMAW and K-Tig) as a “turnkey” package or as the “steel work only”.
About Key Plant Column & Booms
Mobile pipe manipulators
Key Plant mobile pipe welding manipulators are the perfect automated welding solution for the pipe welding industry. Easy to set up and operate, the compact manipulators greatly reduce welding time and labor costs, whilst improving weld aesthetics. They also improve that all important operator comfort and reduce overall fatigue.
Key Plant’s standard welding manipulator series ranges from 2m x 2m to 7m x 7m. A versatile and cost-effective solution, our standard series are a popular choice for medium and heavy duty fabrication projects. Contact us today for our Standard machine series information and specifications.
Extra heavy duty
Our Key Plant EHD welding manipulator series ranges from 7m x 7m to 15m x 15m. A versatile and cost-effective solution, our EHD series are the perfect solution for extra heavy duty fabrication work. Contact us today for our EHD machine series information and specifications.
Telescopic column & booms
The advantage of using a telescopic type column and boom is to save space at the opposite side of the column. When the telescopic boom retracts it fits inside the main boom arm, therefore it is not required to have the same amount of area behind the column as in front of the column. Perfect for those tight and narrow production lines.
Column & booms with platform
For extra large vessels, if required, operator platforms can be installed as part of your system for safe and easy access to the weld process.
Side beam series
Side beam welding manipulators
Key Plant side beams come in a variety of designs and configurations. For your specific application, you can choose between fixed height and elevating models. Operators can control the welding process with precision via versatile manual and powered carriages. Our side beams are engineered to suit your project needs.
Key Plant design, manufacture and install special purpose column and boom manipulators for a wide and diverse range of sectors. We’ve developed a number of ‘world first’ solutions for some of the worlds biggest companies. We designed, built and installed the first narrow gap welding tandem turnkey installation for the Lincoln Electric Powerwave.
Ex-rental / pre-owned
Working within a budget? or just looking for a great deal? We have a comprehensive stock of used and ex-rental equipment available to buy. Various models and capacities available, contact us today to discuss your requirements.
Column and boom options & features
Choose your weld process
Machines can be supplied with SAW, GTAW, GMAW and K-TIG weld processes and integrated to various systems, such as narrow gap welding.
Custom welding heads
We develop special purpose & bespoke welding heads to suit every customers requirement. Flux recovery systems, laser tracking, motorised slides and height sensors are just some of the features that can be incorporated to your system.
Take a closer look
If your application requires the operator to have direct access to the welding process. Operator chairs can be designed to fit on the column and boom, removing the need for external platforms, ladders, or lifting apparatus.
Optimise your production line
We provide options of stationary and travelling bases, the travelling base can be manual or motorised for use with floor rails. Caster wheels are also available for our mobile pipe models; PWS and PPC.
Pendants and control systems
Our manipulators come with either a 7 function wired CE or UL standard pendant. We can also provide bespoke, wireless pendants, touch displays, and PLC control systems for special purpose project requirements.
Big, bigger, biggest
In 2004, Key Plant designed, manufactured and installed Europe’s largest column and boom manipulator measuring 14.5m x 10m.
Integrate and optimise
Integrate other Key Plant equipment into your setup and optimise your welding and fabrication throughput.
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