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Welding positioners

Key Plant design and manufacture an extensive range of welding positioners and positioning equipment from 100kg to 500ton and beyond.

Buy, Rent and lease welding positioners and benchtop positioners.

The perfect automated solution for lifting, tilting and rotating workpieces of various capacities, shapes and sizes 360 degrees. Key Plant welding positioners are designed to significantly improve the productiveness of your welding and fabrication process. They increase quality and consistency of the weld, both by hand and automation. Their easy to use operation and accessibility with integrated equipment; welding positioners also significantly enhance operator ergonomics.

Since our inception in 1956, we have designed and manufactured a range of welding positioners with motorised, manual and fixed height options to suit all customers applications. From the manufacturing of jet engines, to the fabrication of small diameter pipes; we can provide a positioner for every project requirement.

Available for sale, and on rental & lease packages; Our positioner range consists of VP, Adjustable Height, Elevating, Cradle, L-type and Bench Positioners. Specialised designs can be built to suit large diameter components with clamps and jig tooling.

Increase efficiency, safety and better position your workpiece with Key Plant welding positioners.

The VP, Adjustable Height (AHVP) and Elevating (EVP) are our flagship manufacturing series. We have an extensive range of machines suitable for small to extra heavy capacities.

VP welding positioners

VP Series

Welding positioners

Motorised adjustable height positioners

Adjustable height

Welding positioners

Elevating welding positioners


Welding positioners

Cradle type welding positioners


Welding positioners.

Our Cradle type positioners are designed and manufactured to handle oversized, heavy duty work pieces. Engineered for full 360 degree rotation and tilting; elevation mechanisms can also be implemented depending on your requirement. Key Plant Cradle positioners are predominantly used for larger components within nuclear, wind turbine and pressure vessel manufacturing.

L Type welding positioners

L Type

Welding positioners.

The Key Plant L-Type positioner series is a 3 axis machine with vertical movement. The booms mobility and platform rotation yields great results for improving the welding consistency and quality of medium to heavy duty workpieces.

Bench welding positioners


Welding positioners.

Minimise floor space with Key Plant benchtop positioners. Ideal for welding tubes, pipes and small parts in a compact workshop environment on the go. Our standard manufacturer series are the VP0.05 and VP0.15.

Special Purpose Positioners

Need something different?

With in-depth engineering knowledge and leading-edge technology, Key Plant design, manufacture and install special purpose welding positioners for industry leading companies worldwide. From defence contractors and medical equipment manufacturers, to pressure vessel and pipeline fabricators – Key Plant can provide the complete positioner solution for a wide and diverse range of industries.

special builds and customisations
Key Plant Welding Positioner chuck, clamp and jig tooling options

Welding chucks and clamps

We manufacture an extensive range of clamps and chucks to be used with our welding positioners. Providing options of 2, 3 and 4 jaw chucks with independent or self-centering jaws.

VP heavy duty welding positioner

Adjustable height and fixed

Whatever your project requirement, we can supply the ideal machine to suit your needs. As the manufacturer; we offer motorised, manual and fixed-height options.

Welding positioner integrate with column and boom welding manipulator to optimise productivity

Integrate and optimise

Create an automated solution and optimise your productivity by integrating your positioner with other Key Plant equipment, like column and boom manipulators.

PLC controller

Pendants and control systems

Our welding positioners come with a 5 function wired CE or UL standard pendant. Foot pedals, bespoke controls, touch displays, and PLC systems can be integrated for specials.

Precision control

Precision control

For workpieces that require the ultimate precision, we can provide rotational speed through a closed loop encoder feedback, for high accuracy speed control.

Digital diameter selector

Digital diameter selector

Displays linear speed of the outside wall of the component diameter in inches or millimetres for even greater control.

Alternative positioning equipment.

Check out our headstocks and tailstocks, welding floor turntables and rotator range.