The perfect solution for production and training: Pipe Rotators of the U-Range

Pipe Rotators are used for clamping, rotating, and tilting pipes with round profiles in manual and automatic welding

Pipe rotators complement the welding process of pipes, containers, tanks and vessels as they turn heavyweight objects into cylindrical forms. As specialists in the field of automated systems for welding, Kistler, in partnership with Specialist Machinery Sales, offer pipe rotators for clamping, rotating, and tilting pipes with round profiles either in manual or automatic welding.

The pipe rotating devices of the U-series has been extremely popular with our customers for decades and have therefore always been the most sought-after machines in our broad portfolio of welding and cutting automation.

But the turning devices convince pipe fitters all over the world not only when it comes to production: they are also used extremely successfully in the training of young specialists since one of the great advantages of this type of machine is the particularly easy handling for the operator who always has both hands free to weld when using this method while working on pipes.


This Pipe Rotator with Clamping Roller System (Patented) has essential advantages over traditional devices.

  • They can be used for pipes with elbows, Tee pieces, or other offset loads.
  • A wide range of pipes can be clamped. The infinitely variable rotary speed is not affected by
  • the size of a pipe because of its separate drive unit.
  • Quick precise centring and clamping without chuck, clamping shoe, etc.
  • Flexible pipe handling – pipe can be clamped at its centre of gravity. Tilting moments and supports are irrelevant in most cases.
  • It is possible to centre two pipes with the same diameter.
  • Various combinations are possible – e.g. clamping and driving of the main spindle.

Standard pipe rotators are designed to rotate workpieces 360° with forward and backwards tilts from horizontal. Rotation and tilting may be performed independently or simultaneously. The tilting section consists of the drive and roller box, holding column, clamping arm, and pressure roller. Manual vertical height adjustment of the clamping roller system is included as standard on all units.

"We really like the performance, compactness, and smooth operation of the U150. The machine is a great addition to both every pipe processing workshop and training facility." - Don Eldridge, Training Coordinator

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