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Port-a-lift Elevating Headstocks

Maximise efficiency and minimise safety concerns when lifting & rotating heavy workpieces with the Key Plant Port-a-Lift..
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PAL Series

Powered elevating headstock and tailstock provides maximum efficiency/throughput and minimises safety concerns when lifting and rotating heavy work pieces.

The head and tailstock are elevated by means of a hardened stainless-steel screw with low friction re-circulating ball screw and nut, electrically synchronised between the headstock and tailstock.

PORT-A-LIFT MODEL CAPACITIES
6000lb | 10,000lb | 15,000lb | 25,000lb

Capacity is each per headstock.
If used in conjunction with a tailstock, the capacity is doubled.

Specialised designs can be built to suit larger or unique components.

Port a lift headstock and tailstock elevating system

Maximise flexibility, safety and productivity

Whether welding manually or by automation.

Key Plant Port-a-lift demo at fabtech 2019

PAL specification

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ModelPAL6PAL10PAL15PAL25
Capacity6,000lb (2,722kg)  C of G at 6in (152mm)
Eccentricity at 6in (152mm)
10,000lb (4,536kg)  C of G at 6in (152mm)
Eccentricity at 6in (152mm)
15,000lb (6,804kg)  C of G at 6in (152mm)
Eccentricity at 6in (152mm)
25,000lb (6,804kg)  C of G at 6in (152mm)
Eccentricity at 6in (152mm)
Rotation Speed0.07rpm – 1.4rpm0.07rpm – 1.4rpm0.07rpm – 1rpm0.07rpm – 1rpm
Rotation Motors1.5hp (1.1kW)1.5hp (1.1kW)2hp (1.5kW)3hp (2.2kW)
Table Diameter28in (710mm)28in (710mm)36.2in (920mm)48in (1220mm)
Degree of Table Rotation360 degrees360 degrees360 degrees360 degrees
Elevation Travel68.5in (1740mm)68.5in (1740mm)68.5in (1740mm)68.5in (1740mm)
Elevation Motor2hp (1.5kW)2hp (1.5kW)3hp (2.2kW)3hp (2.2kW)
Primary Input Power380 to 480V, 3 Phase, 50/60Hz
(optional 600V, 3 Phase, 60Hz available)
380 to 480V, 3 Phase, 50/60Hz
(optional 600V, 3 Phase, 60Hz available)
380 to 480V, 3 Phase, 50/60Hz
(optional 600V, 3 Phase, 60Hz available)
380 to 480V, 3 Phase, 50/60Hz
(optional 600V, 3 Phase, 60Hz available)
Input Current at Rated Load12 amps16 amps16 amps32 amps
Ground Capacity600 amps600 amps600 amps600 amps
Control Capability OptionPush button pendant, 33ft (10m) control cable.
Optional: graphic interface via 32″ monitor
Push button pendant, 33ft (10m) control cable.
Optional: graphic interface via 32″ monitor
Push button pendant, 33ft (10m) control cable.
Optional: graphic interface via 32″ monitor
Push button pendant, 33ft (10m) control cable.
Optional: graphic interface via 32″ monitor
Pendant Control FunctionsTable forward/stop/reverse  |  Variable speed
Elevate up/elevate down  |  Emergency Stop
Table forward/stop/reverse  |  Variable speed
Elevate up/elevate down  |  Emergency Stop
Table forward/stop/reverse  |  Variable speed
Elevate up/elevate down  |  Emergency Stop
Table forward/stop/reverse  |  Variable speed
Elevate up/elevate down  |  Emergency Stop
Height107in (2715mm)107in (2715mm)107in (2715mm)107in (2715mm)
Width48in (1225mm)48in (1225mm)65in (1651mm)65in (1651mm)
Weight4,000lb (1800kg)4,409lb (2000kg)5,511lb (2500kg)6,614lb (2500kg)
Inside Track Width (Tailstock)40in (1016mm)40in (1016mm)55in (1397mm)55in (1397mm)

Port-a-Lift options & features

Gripper welding chucks and clamps

X3 gripper chuck

Integrate our high quality and robust X3 3 jaw welding gripper chuck to your Port-a-lift for internal and external clamping.

Explore X3

Key Plant elbow jigs for welding elbows and pipes with alternating directions

Elbow jigs

We design, manufacture and supply a range of elbow jigs that can handle pipe diameters upto 50″. Ideal for welding elbow joints and alternating direction tasks.

Pallet jack style for easy lifting and moving of port-a-lift

Lift and move with ease

For lifting and moving your PAL easily and safely, we offer the option of a pallet jack style feature for your Port-a-Lift.

Face plate options for port a lift

Face plate options

We offer the option of face plates with plain or t-slots.

Port a lift headstock with floor rail

Stationery or floor rail

Floor rail integrated systems are an ideal solution for welding, fabrication and assembly projects of varying vessel lengths.

welding positioner and headstock

Integrate and optimise

Pair your Port-a-Lift headstock with other equipment, and optimise your productivity, increase safety and improve ergonomics.

 

Man-O-Matic

Miller ITW Centerpoint

Optional software for our headstock & tailstocks, and positioning equipment portfolio.

Man-O-Matic controller enables a sequence of pre-determined positions to be set. The operator selects the sequence for the component being welded and by initiating a forward or reverse button, foot switch or interfaced equipment such as a trigger pull from a semi-automatic wire feeder the weldment is then moved to the next pre-programed position.

Port-a-lift Man-o-matic ITW centerpoint
Man-o-matic ITW Centrepoint control
Port-a-lift headstock & tailstock
port a lift headstock system

Other headstock options

Check out our HSC fixed height, HSVP fixed height, EST elevating and hollow bore headstock range.

Key Plant HSC fixed height headstock and tailstocks with 3 jaw self centering chuck

HSC series

Our fixed height HSC headstock models are ideal for use in pipe shops.

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Key Plant HSVP fixed height headstock and tailstocks

HSVP series

Our fixed height HSVP headstock models, like the HSC are ideal for use in pipe shops

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Elevating ST headstock and tailstocks for handling workpieces from 10,000lb to 55,000lb

EST series

Variable height, synchronised headstock and tailstock systems up to 55,000lb.

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Hollow bore with heavy duty self centering jaw

HBHS series

Hollow bore fixed height headstocks with a heavy duty 3 jaw self-centering clamp.

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