Tilt Rotate Positioners

Tilt rotate positioners are the most common and widely used welding positioners used across many applications industry segments.  Designed with two axes of movement—tilt and rotation, they allow the operator to easily position the weldment into the most optimal hand welding positions. Both manual and power elevating options are available for centerline adjustability. The simplicity of operation of the IRCO tilt rotate positioners deliver increased accessibility, improved welding quality, increased productivity and operator safety for payloads up to 200,000 lbs.

Base Model – CapacityPTR-1.5PTR-3PTR-4.5PTR-6PTR-10PTR-16PTR-24
Load Capacity (lbs)1,5003,0004,5006,00010,00016,00024,000
Distance Off Output Table (in)461212121212
Axial Offset: Center Axis (in)461212121212
Inherent Overhang (in)4.7566.139.59.510.2510.25
Tilt AxisPTR-1.5PTR-3PTR-4.5PTR-6PTR-10PTR-16PTR-24
Tilt Angle Adjustments (deg)0-135°0-135°0-135°0-135°0-135°0-135°0-135°
Tilt Torque (in.lb)13,12536,00081,563129,000215,000356,000534,000
Rotation AxisPTR-1.5PTR-3PTR-4.5PTR-6PTR-10PTR-16PTR-24
Rotational Torque (in.lb)6,00018,00054,00072,000120,000192,000288,000
Rotational Speed (rpm)0.15-30.1-1.50.1-1.10.08-1.20.08-1.20.05-0.750.05-0.75
Table Size – Square (in)
Grounding400 AmpRotary or Brush Ground (available in Amperage from 600A to 2,000A)
Spindle Options
– Solid
– Hollow (Allows pass-through of electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic services to output accessories)
Electrical ControlsPTR-1.5PTR-3PTR-4.5PTR-6PTR-10PTR-16PTR-24
Input Power Required110/1/60Hz460V/3/60Hz, 575/3/60Hz
Control Functions
– Rotate, Tilt, Speed (for Rotate), Optional (Elevation), E-Stop
– Optional Full Integration to IRCO Column & Boom Welding Systems
Operator Controls
PB Pendant– Push-Button (PB) Pendant [15ft]
+ Footswitch– Optional Footswitch (Rotation) [15ft]
Manual ElevationPTR-1.5-MPTR-3-MPTR-4.5-MPTR-6-MPTR-10-MPTR-16-MPTR-24-M
Minimum Center Axis (in)19.92732.636.836.855.657.1
Maximum Center Axis (in)31.94752.660.860.891.693.1
Footprint: L x W x H (in)37 x 32 x 2254 x 43 x 4562 x 50 x 5472 x 63 x 6172 x 63 x 6496 x 74 x 8696 x 74 x 86
Machine Weight (lbs)6001,6503,0005,5005,85012,50013,000
Power ElevationPTR-1.5-PPTR-3-PPTR-4.5-PPTR-6-PPTR-10-PPTR-16-PPTR-24-P
Minimum Center Axis (in)19.92733.252.552.55858
Maximum Center Axis (in)31.95169.288.588.59494
Footprint: L x W x H (in)54 x 39 x 4271 x 50 x 6573 x 60 x 7572 x 67 x 7472 x 67 x 77130 x 82 x 104130 x 82 x 104
Machine Weight (lbs)9002,3003,5006,1506,50016,50018,500


**Reference purposes only. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Options – Accessories

Operator Interface

Control Packages Can Be Tailored Specifically to Meet the Automation Requirements of Specific Applications

Foot switch

Single/Dual Foot Switch Styles

LED Digital Speed Display

Improved Consistency when Controlling Travel or Rotation Speeds Based on Weld Parameters.

Weld Ground

Rotary Ground, Brush Ground


Heavy Duty Casters Available for Certain Capacity Positioners

3 Jaw Chuck

Heavy Duty 3 Jaw Welding Chucks

Custom Centerline

Custom Centerline Height Range

Elbow Jig

Pipe Elbow Jig Fixtures

Pipe Stand

Height/Diameter Adjustable Pipe Stands

System Integration

Full integration to IRCO mechanized welding systems