CR500 welding rotator

500 Ton conventional welding rotator



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Key Plant CR500 conventional rotators are a heavy-duty, full-steel fabricated base with wheel brackets that can be manually positioned to suit various vessel diameters. Workpiece rotation is by-way-of a two-motor, twin-wheel-drive system which removes the need for torque bars.


Machine elements

  • 500 Tonne Drive/Idler Rotator Set S.W.L Capacity
  • 1250mm to 7500mm Vessel Diameter Range
  • Polyurethane PU Wheels
  • Plug & Socket Pendant
  • Drive Unit Independently Drive Wheel Brackets
  • UKCA / UL / CSA Options

Maximise safety, minimise handling, boost productivity, and enhance consistency and welding quality

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CR500 welding rotator specification

ModelKP500 Conventional Rotator Set (Drive & Idler)
Safe Working Load – Drive Unit250 tonne
Safe Working Load – Idler Unit250 tonne
Maximum Load Carrying Capacity – Set500 tonne (1 Driver & 1 Idler)
Wheel Centre Distance55.1, 85, 131.5in (1400, 2160, 3340mm)
Vessel Diameter Capacity49.2in to 295.3in (1250mm to 7500mm)
Rotation Speed Range3.9 to 41.3 in/min (100 to 1050 mm/min)
Tyre TypePolyurethane, 95A durometer shore rating
Wheel Size33.9in diameter x 27in wide (860mm x 686mm)
Overall Height to Top of Tyre53.8in (1367mm)
Remote Pendant TypePlug & Socket Five Push Button Control (forward/stop/reverse/speed control/e-stop), 50ft (15m) cable
Rotation Drive Motors2 x 7.5kW
Primary Input Power380 to 480V, 3 Phase, 50/60Hz
Input Current at Rated Load29.9mp
Overall Length & Width – Drive237.7in x 63.1in (6037mm x 1604mm)
Overall Length & Width – Idler177.6in x 57.2in (4510mm x 1454mm)
Weight – Drive30,865lb (14,000kg)
Weight – Idler26,456lb (12,000kg)

Welding rotator options & features

Controls and Pendant options

Controls and pendants

Tank Turning Rolls come with either a 5 function wired CE or UL standard pendant. We can also provide bespoke, wireless pendants, digital speed & touch displays, and PLC controls for special purpose project requirements.

500 ton welding rotator bogey options

Enhance your production line

We provide options of stationary, manual or motorised bogie undercarriages for use with floor rails.

500 ton conventional welding rotator wheel bracket options

Variable diameter adjustments

Fixed, bolted or leadscrew adjustable wheel brackets for varying the work piece diameter.

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