Adjustable Head and Tailstock

Position & Weld

Align Production Systems’ Heavy Duty Adjustable Headstock & Tailstock Positioners deliver height adjustment & variable-speed rotation in either direction to optimize your fabrication or assembly operation.
Align Production Systems’ Heavy Duty Adjustable Headstock & Tailstock Positioners deliver height adjustment & variable-speed rotation in either direction to optimize your fabrication or assembly operation.
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Our positioners are designed to improve worker ergonomics for welding, torching, cutting, or cladding operations by allowing for adjustable in-position welding. Adjustable Head & Tailstock Positioners are offered in 3 weight capacities ranging from 8,000 to 35,000 lbs. Available options range from simple hand controls to robotic interfacing servo package. We also offer custom designed headstock & tailstock solutions to fit your project specifications.

Product
Common Options
Measurement Units
Model No.
Model No.
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
Vertical Travel (in)
Vertical Travel (mm)
Travel Speed (in)
Travel Speed (mm)
Torque (in/lb)
Torque (nm)
RPM
RPM
Center Height (in)
Center Height (mm)
Optional Grounding (amps)
Optional Grounding (amps)
Model No.
Model No.
APS021-008
APS021-008
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
8,000
3,600
Vertical Travel (in)
Vertical Travel (mm)
60
1524
Travel Speed (in)
Travel Speed (mm)
1.7 - 34.0
43 - 864
Torque (in/lb)
Torque (nm)
48,000
5423
RPM
RPM
0.1 - 3.0
0.1 - 3.0
Center Height (in)
Center Height (mm)
18 - 80
457 - 2032
Optional Grounding (amps)
Optional Grounding (amps)
800A
800A
Model No.
Model No.
APS021-015
APS021-015
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
15,000
6,800
Vertical Travel (in)
Vertical Travel (mm)
60
1524
Travel Speed (in)
Travel Speed (mm)
1.7 - 34.1
43 - 864
Torque (in/lb)
Torque (nm)
75000
8474
RPM
RPM
0.1 - 2.0
0.1 - 2.0
Center Height (in)
Center Height (mm)
19 - 80
458 - 2032
Optional Grounding (amps)
Optional Grounding (amps)
800A
800A
Model No.
Model No.
APS021-035
APS021-035
Capacity (lbs)
Capacity (kgs)
35,000
15,900
Vertical Travel (in)
Vertical Travel (mm)
60
1524
Travel Speed (in)
Travel Speed (mm)
1.7 - 34.2
43 - 864
Torque (in/lb)
Torque (nm)
190000
21467
RPM
RPM
.04 - 0.9
.04 - 0.9
Center Height (in)
Center Height (mm)
20 - 80
459 - 2032
Optional Grounding (amps)
Optional Grounding (amps)
1500A
1500A
Common Options
Measurement Units
Model No.
Model No.
Description
Description
Model No.
Model No.
APS5040-0100
APS5040-0100
Description
Description
Auxiliary Control Option / Pendant / HD Head & Tailstock
Auxiliary Control Option / Pendant / HD Head & Tailstock
Model No.
Model No.
APS5040-0110
APS5040-0110
Description
Description
Auxiliary Control Option / Foot / HD Head & Tailstock
Auxiliary Control Option / Foot / HD Head & Tailstock
Model No.
Model No.
APS5040-0120
APS5040-0120
Description
Description
Auxiliary Control Option / Remote Stand / HD Head & Tailstock
Auxiliary Control Option / Remote Stand / HD Head & Tailstock
Model No.
Model No.
APS5040-0130
APS5040-0130
Description
Description
Auxiliary Control Option / Wireless Pendant / HD Head & Tailstock
Auxiliary Control Option / Wireless Pendant / HD Head & Tailstock
Model No.
Model No.
APS5041-0100
APS5041-0100
Description
Description
Central Grounding / 800A / HD Head & Tailstock
Central Grounding / 800A / HD Head & Tailstock
Model No.
Model No.
APS5041-0110
APS5041-0110
Description
Description
Central Grounding / 1500A / HD Head & Tailstock
Central Grounding / 1500A / HD Head & Tailstock
Model No.
Model No.
APS5043-XXXX
APS5043-XXXX
Description
Description
Basic Control Stand
Basic Control Stand
Model No.
Model No.
APS5045-XXXX
APS5045-XXXX
Description
Description
Horizontal Adjustment Rails
Horizontal Adjustment Rails
Model No.
Model No.
APS5046-XXXX
APS5046-XXXX
Description
Description
Vertical Rail Bellows
Vertical Rail Bellows
Model No.
Model No.
APS5047-XXXX
APS5047-XXXX
Description
Description
Horizontal Rail Bellows
Horizontal Rail Bellows
Model No.
Model No.
APS5049-XXXX
APS5049-XXXX
Description
Description
Riser Base
Riser Base
Model No.
Model No.
Custom
Custom
Description
Description
Audible/Visual Alarm
Audible/Visual Alarm
Model No.
Model No.
Custom
Custom
Description
Description
Safety Guarding
Safety Guarding
Model No.
Model No.
Custom
Custom
Description
Description
Conical Locators
Conical Locators
Model No.
Model No.
Custom
Custom
Description
Description
Error Proofing Pin
Error Proofing Pin
Model No.
Model No.
Custom
Custom
Description
Description
Rack Present Sensors
Rack Present Sensors
Model No.
Model No.
Custom
Custom
Description
Description
Custom Controls Package
Custom Controls Package
Model No.
Model No.
Custom
Custom
Description
Description
Custom Tooling Interface
Custom Tooling Interface
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 & ball screw lift system, eliminating hydraulic fluid mess & fire hazard.
Precise Operation
Adjustable workpiece height and precision rotational movement position workpiece to optimal ergonomic position.
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Frequent Questions
I need to weld something with a higher capacity than what’s rated on this product.

No worries. We offer custom engineering and designing to match product specifications to your needs. Contact us at 800-888-0018 to speak with us about custom solutions.

What is the difference between the various Head & Tailstock Positioners?

To find the right positioner for your needs, take into consideration the weight of your weldment and understand the features of each of our positioners. The Adjustable Head & Tailstock is our most advanced positioner with height adjustment in addition to weldment rotation while the

Which Head & Tailstock is right for me?

Not should you consider the weight, but it’s important to calculate the torque moment based upon the center of gravity of the load.

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