Bancroft Vertical Weld Lathe Model VHI-18
- Part #: L100410
Used Bancroft Vertical Weld Lathe
- Model VHI-18
- 30” length capacity between the headstock and the tailstock
- Currently equipped with an air clamping fixture that limits the length to 11”
- 8” diameter capacity with the current torch mount (the mount could be altered to accommodate a diameter of 35”)
- 400 lb. weight capacity
- A synchronized rotary drive rotates the opposing vertical spindles at the same speed
- This maintains the radial alignment between two parts with no chance of slippage
- Choose the welding equipment you want!
- 230 or 460 volt
- Serial #3899/124-001
This VHI-18 Bancroft Vertical Weld Lathe is designed similar to that of Bancroft’s spud welder. The main difference is that the part rotates instead of the torch on this machine. This can have its advantages when welding small parts. When welding on small diameter parts the cycle time can be improved since the machine only needs to rotate the part instead of the welding torch. This also allows the machine to be used with high current welding machines. On typical spud welders the current is limited by the capacity of the collector rings. By keeping the torch stationary, the machine can use any number of advanced welding processes instead of being limited to those compatible with Bancroft’s integrated wire feeder. The headstock and tailstock have through holes which allow the use of swivel air fittings. The tailstock or top plate uses this for a clamping fixture.
We have built several of these machines for customers who are welding pulleys to shafts and pipe fittings to valve bodies or manifolds. If you have a small round part that needs a fillet type weld, this could be the machine for you. Give us a call to discuss your particular application. Our knowledgeable staff has over 100 years of combined experience with a variety of welding applications. We can certainly help you out with your next welding project. Give us a call at 800-288-9414. We look forward to hearing from you!
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