Align Production Systems’ Heavy Duty Headstock & Tailstock Positioners deliver variable-speed rotation in either direction to optimize your fabrication or assembly operation. Our positioners are designed to improve worker ergonomics in your welding, torching, cutting, or cladding operations by positioning the workpiece into the ideal work position. Our heavy-duty Head & Tailstock Positioners are offered in 3 weight capacities ranging from 8,000 to 35,000lbs with options ranging from simple hand controls to robotic interfacing. We also offer custom designed headstock & tailstock solutions to fit your project specifications.

Heavy Duty

Our Headstock & Tailstock welding positioner can easily lift & rotate weldments weighing up to 35,000 lbs.

All Electric Power

Our positioners feature an electric slew bearing, eliminating hydraulic fluid mess & fire hazard.

Precise Operation

Precision slewing bearings allow for backlash free rotational manipulation of the workpiece.


Fixed Headstock & Tailstock Positioner in Action

Fixed Headstock & Tailstock Models

Model Number Max Capacity Rotational Torque Rotational RPM Bearing Type Power Mounting Plate Center Controls
APS020-1008 8,000 lbs 48,000 in/lbs 0.1 – 3.0 Variable Slew 480VAC, 3Ph, 60Hz 36″ Panel Mounted
APS020-1015 15,000 lbs 75,000 in/lbs 0.1 – 2.0 Variable Slew 480VAC, 3Ph, 60Hz 36″ Panel Mounted
APS020-1035 35,000 lbs 190,000 in/lbs 0.04 – .9 Variable Slew 480VAC, 3Ph, 60Hz 36″ Panel Mounted

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Fixed Headstock & Tailstock Positioner Options

Model Number Model Name Description
APS020-0110 Hand Held Pendant Standard controls for manual positioning. 12 ft. cord.
APS020-0111 Control Stand Standard controls on a movable stand. 12 ft. cord.
APS020-0112 Foot Controls Control rotation and lift with foot pedals 12ft. cord
APS020-0113 Wireless Controls Wireless Pendant Controller
APS020-0120 Tooling Interface Custom mounting plate for interacting with part or fixture
APS020-0121 Riser Base Custom bases to increase ground clearance
APS020-0122 Horizontal Adjustment Tailstock mounted on horizontal rails for different part lengths
APS020-0130 Central Grounding Centrally located grounding point for whole machine
APS020-0131 Warning System Choose from; 1. Waring stack light. 2. Warning horn. 3. light curtains. 4. Floor sensor pads

Custom Sizes, Capacities, and Speeds Available

We partner with our customers to design and build one-of-a-kind custom solutions that are unmatched in their versatility and reliability for a diverse set of material handling challenges. Speak with our sales team for more information.

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