Self Aligning Rotators
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efficiency and quality.

Self Aligning Rotators for Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks, Pipes, Monopiles and Other Cylindrical Vessels.

We design and manufacture a core range of cutting-edge self-aligning rotators and turning rolls. Our SAR series represents a significant engineering upgrade over conventional rotator models, making automated adjustments to accommodate workpieces of varying weights and diameters.

Key Plant Automation’s SAR Self-Aligning welding rotators are engineered to provide unmatched versatility in accommodating a wide range of vessel sizes. These innovative rotators eliminate the need for time-consuming wheel center adjustments, setting them apart from Conventional Welding Rotators where wheel bogie frames require setup for each pipe diameter.

A set of 500 tonne Self Aligning Rotators with steel wheels and twin anti-drift system
A 5 Tonne Self Aligning Rotator drive and idler set

SAR5

5 Tonne Drive and Idler Set

A 10 Tonne Self Aligning Rotator drive and idler set

SAR10

10 Tonne Drive and Idler Set

A 20 Tonne Self Aligning Rotator drive and idler set

SAR20

20 Tonne Drive and Idler Set

A 30 Tonne Self Aligning Rotator drive and idler set

SAR30

30 Tonne Drive and Idler Set

A 60 Tonne Self Aligning Rotator drive and idler set

SAR60

60 Tonne Drive and Idler Set

A 100 Tonne Self Aligning Rotator drive and idler set

SAR100

100 Tonne Drive and Idler Set

A 300 Tonne Self Aligning Rotator drive and idler set

SAR300

300 Tonne Drive and Idler Set

A 500 Tonne Self Aligning Rotator drive and idler set

SAR500

500 Tonne Drive and Idler Set

Full specifications are available on request.

Ideal for thin-wall vessels.

SAR Turning Rolls are the preferred option when it comes to handling thin-wall workpieces. Their advanced engineering ensures precise alignment, minimising the risk of distortion and delivering superior welds for delicate workpieces.

The multi-wheel design distributes weight evenly, reducing pressure points. This feature is especially valuable for preventing denting on thin-wall steel vessels, commonly found in thin-wall stainless tanks up to 8mm.

High capacity
for all projects.

Our core range of self-aligning rotators boast a capacity of up to 500 tonnes, making them suitable for both small-scale and large-scale welding projects. Whether you’re dealing with delicate or heavy-duty applications, our comprehensive stock ensures the availability of the right equipment.

For applications where load distribution is paramount, our self-aligning rotators offer double wheels (4x 2 per unit), further reducing pressure points. If additional load support is needed, an extra SAR support idler can be added under the workpiece, providing even more balanced support.

500 tonne set developed for heavy duty nuclear components

Benefits of self aligning rotators.

Versatility for Various Applications

No matter your project, our self-aligning rotators have you covered. Whether you’re working on pipes, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, wind towers, or monopiles, Key Plant Automation offers the right equipment to support your specific needs.

Operator Safety

Our self-aligning rotators prioritise operator safety by automating adjustments, reducing the need for manual interventions, and minimising the risk of accidents or injuries.

Productivity Boost

With seamless automation, these rotators significantly enhance productivity by eliminating the time-consuming process of manual adjustments, allowing your team to focus on welding tasks.

Weld Quality Improvement

Precise alignment ensures superior weld quality, reducing the risk of distortion and rework. Achieve consistent and high-quality welds with our SAR turning rolls.

Reduced Worker Fatigue

By automating the alignment process, our rotators reduce worker fatigue, improving overall job satisfaction and efficiency.

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self-aligning rotators.

Direct from the Manufacturer – Key Plant Automation

SAR turning rolls are the go-to solution for a wide range of pipe turning jobs. They serve as invaluable handling equipment for positioning pipe, pressure vessels, silos, storage tanks, and virtually anything cylindrical. With their ability to facilitate controlled automated welding, SAR turning rolls are a versatile asset for your welding projects.

Discover the efficiency and versatility of Key Plant Automation’s SAR Self-Aligning welding rotators and rollers, designed to make your load handling and welding tasks easier and more precise.