Definition - What does Welding Positioners mean?
Welding Positioners are devices that provide a comfortable position for a welder to perform welding operations on industrial parts which are tubular or spherical in shape such as flanges and pipelines. A welding positioner provides options to rotate the tubular equipment through 360 degrees and the welder can set the angle of the flanges or pipeline according to his/her needs and requirements. This helps in less worker fatigue and improves productivity and quality of joints.
Petropedia explains Welding Positioners
Welding Positioners are available with Tilt and Turn welding positions. The welding positioners are useful as they provide better accessibility of welding seam on the pipeline thereby creating increased deposition rates. This helps weld operators that have less experience to perform welding operations easily and can safely manipulate work units while concentrating on welding functions. The positioner's design is kind of boxed shape section that occupies minimal floor space, allows smooth movement of units and welders throughout the work area. The structural, mechanical and electrical parts of the welding positioners are generally equipped with many safety features in order to ensure safe and productive operation while in use. The welding positioners may also feature optional selection of following equipment:
- Backlash control system
- Variable speed motor drives with tilt options and
- Optional tables.