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A Key Plant Automation Port A Lift elevating headstock

Port-A-Lift Headstock

The Key Plant Automation PAL15 is a testament to durability and performance. Whether you’re welding, fabricating or assemblying; the Port-A-Lift system is your key to enhanced flexibility, safety, and productivity.

At the core of the PAL15’s capabilities is an innovative design that smoothly elevates the head and tailstock. This is achieved through a hardened stainless-steel screw with a low-friction re-circulating ball screw and nut, all electrically synchronised for precise rotation. When used in conjunction with a tailstock, the PAL15’s capacity is doubled, offering versatility for various workpieces.

Machine Features
  • 15,000lb S.W.L Capacity
  • 920mm Table Diameter
  • Plug & Socket Pendant
  • UKCA / UL / CSA Options

Spec Sheet Available on Request.

Buy, Hire and Lease

Our products are available for both purchase and rental, offering flexibility to meet your specific needs.

Comprehensive Stocks

We maintain comprehensive stocks to ensure the availability of the equipment you require when you need it.

Special Builds

If you have unique requirements, we offer special design options tailored to your specific requests.


ModelPAL15 Port-A-Lift
Capacity15,000lb (6,804kg)
C.O.G / Eccentricity152mm (6”)
Degree of Rotation360°
Rotation Speed0.07rpm – 1rpm
Rotation Motors2hp (1.5kW)
Table Diameter36.2in (920mm)
Elevation Travel68.5in (1740mm)
Elevation Motor3hp (2.2kW)
Primary Input Power380 to 480V, 3 Phase, 50/60Hz (optional 600V, 3 Phase, 60Hz available)
Input Current at Rated Load16 amps
Ground Capacity600 amps
Control CapabilitiesPush button pendant, 33ft (10m) control cable. | Optional: graphic interface via 32″ monitor
Control/PendantTable Forward/Stop/Reverse | Variable speed | Elevate up/Elevate down | Emergency Stop
Weight5,511lb (2500kg)
Height107in (2715mm)
Width65in (1651mm)
Inside Track Width (Tailstock)55in (1397mm)

Options and Features

Gripper Chuck

Add a X3 3 jaw welding gripper chuck to your PAL for internal and external clamping. We also can design custom jigs and toolings to suit your needs.

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

Lift and move your Port-A-Lift safely and easily by integrating the pallet jack style option.

Floor Rail

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

Face Plates

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


The innovative Man-O-Matic controller enables a sequence of pre-determined positions to be set. Contact us for more information.