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Beginners may find the processes of welding very daunting. As we know the welding process would require too many types of tools, and it involves a lot of heat and sparks as well as numerous pressurized components that could lead to danger that may seem devastating. The good news is that there is little space for fear and here we introduce you to some of the essential automated welding machines or welding tools that you need to know.

Let’s check the 5 essential tools you need to be familiar with.


When welding pipes it’s required to keep the pipes steady and rotate them as and when required during the process.

This is where pipe rotators come into place. They help to fix the pipes steadily in position so that the pipes do not move while in operation. Along with holding the pipes steady, as the name suggests, pipe rotators help to rotate the pipes as required during the welding.

Utilizing welding pipe rotators will help the job of the welder much easier and reduce labor time of other welders who invest their time and energy in holding the job piece. These welding tools help the welder concentrate on his job as his hands are set free from holding or rotating the work piece.

Also, when the workpiece is held by a machine, it will stay more steadily than done manually and it contributes to the perfect result while the welding operation is completed.

Pipe Welding Rotators come in two types – Conventional pipe welding rotators and self-aligning pipe welding rotators.


Conventional pipe welding rotators make use of idle rotators that help to rotate the workpiece placed on it during the welding operation.

Since the machine must be adjusted manually with respect to the size and circumference to hold and rotate the workpiece, these machines are also referred to as manual pipe welding rotators.

These rotators are commonly used in units where the welding must be done in cylindrical vessels.


Self-aligning rotators automatically adjust the workpiece according to its size and shape irrespective of the pipe circumference. The automatic adjustment features drastically reduce the time welders need to spend on clamping and rotating the pipes.

Self-aligned pipe rotators are equipped with clutches which help them to withstand more beating in comparison with conventional pipe welding rotators. The presence of clutches makes self-aligning pipe welding rotators more reliable.


Turning rollers are basically positioners with many functionalities which can be powered. Or it can be used by mounting it on a tilting frame. A turning roller setup comprises a drive along with a couple of wheels that are powered in addition to a freewheeling companion idler.

The one end of the job piece is supported by the driver and rotational movement to the work is imparted. As the job piece rotates, the other end is supported by the idler. Turning rollers are also available in conventional as well as self-aligning models.


The position in which the welding is done is considered as one of the greatest challenges by beginners in this field. Normal welding is done by placing the metal flat and horizontal.

If it is positioned properly, the accuracy of the welding increases thereby contributing to more perfection in the results along with ease of performing the job.

Imagine a scenario where the welding must be done on the sides of the workpiece. In such cases of vertical welding there are many chances of welding being uneven and dripping in the product. With the help of welding positioners, it’s easy to rotate, position in any angle as well as maneuver the workpiece to make sure they are in the exact position to produce the desired result.

Hence welding positioners contribute a lot in the perfect operation of welding machines.


Another important welding tool is welding chucks. These welding tools help withstand the excessive pressure applied on workpieces while the welding machine is in operation.

The help to hold the workpieces firmly which are fixed to the head or tailstock for welding.


For the accurate welding of steel beams, H beam welding lines play an important role. They are primarily used in the construction of buildings as well as industries.

These beam lines are used where it is required to create strong and straight H – beams. These welding automation tools are similar to a CNC machine.

H-beam welding lines can be smaller or larger units depending on the beam size that needs to be made. In most of the scenarios, only a single person is required to operate this machine. It’s the hydraulic pressure that helps to control the position of the workpiece (steel beams) by the welding line. These machines are equipped with push buttons for process control and hence MIG welding is not necessary. In the case of horizontal welding beam lines, the conveyors are usually 50% longer in comparison to beam length. This helps the loading and assembling process to happen in one beam while the second beam is being loaded.


Welding Automation helps in the precision of welded objects as well as it helps to increase the production performance. Using automated welding options helps to enhance accuracy, speed, quality and minimize the probability of slips or uneven welds in comparison to the traditional welding process.

If you are looking for automated welding options, there is no better option than Kistler Machines. Our automated welding solutions are the best in the industry and help you get your desirable result.

Automated welding techniques will not only ensure accuracy but also help to achieve production rates, lesser part costs, cost-effective welding etc. If your production requirements are big enough, there is no better option to choose other than automated welding options as it will considerably save your time and ensure the best quality welding and require few welders working on the job.