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Gullco welding and positioning equipment for sale


Looking for Automatic welding equipment?  

We recommend Gullco Welding Machinery and associated products for automated welding.

 We are delighted to be Agents for the NEW range of Gullco equipment.  We also supply used, refurbished and spares of Gullco past ranges.

Why not visit our Showroom to see Gullco welders and tractors on display?   

Gullco welding machines and equipment is a top quality brand, reliable built to last. Made in the USA.  

Gullco International is a world-renowned manufacturer of automated welding carriages, cutting carriages, welding automation and accessories.


Welding Automation

Welding Automation, Welding Automation Systems, Automatic Carriages
Featuring Gullco KAT Systems

Gullco International offers you the finest welding carriages for cutting and welding automation, featuring our popular KAT systems. Travel carriages, gouging machines, welding and cutting operations you are guaranteed to find what you need from the trusted leader in welding automation. For quality you can rely on, select Gullco products and systems for your automated welding and cutting operations.

Plate Bevelling Machines

Plate Bevelling Machines and Cutting Carriage Featuring Gullco KBM 18, KBM 28 and KAT II Systems

Gullco Internationals plate bevelling machine and travel carriage options, featuring the popular KBM 18 and KBM 28 portable plate edge bevellers and KAT II flame cutting carriage, offer you the quality and reliability you need for accuracy and uniformity. With the KBM series plate bevelling machines, you get the added benefit of no thermal distortion on mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum plate. You are guaranteed to find what you need from the trusted leader in cutting and bevelling machines and products for automated operations. Avoid the high costs associated with a bad cut or system failure. 

Orbital Welding

Orbital Welding Automation for Field and In-shop Use

Gullco Internationals orbital welding automation systems incorporate travel carriage and track options, featuring our popular PIPE KAT® system. The PIPE KAT® will provide you the quality and rugged reliability you need for accuracy and precision. With the electrode stabilizing ovens, you get the added benefit of consistent physical properties and x-ray quality welds on your root passes. You are guaranteed to find what you need from the trusted leader in cutting and welding machines and electrode stabilizing oven products for automated operations. 

KATBAK Weld Backing and Custom Ceramic Backing from Gullco

Gullco Internationals KATBAK weld backing and custom ceramic backing products offer you x-ray quality back beads on root pass and a wider heat receptive pressure sensitive foil for improved adhesion. No need for costly gouging and grinding. As manufacturers and distributors of ceramic products, you can customize the weld backing to your specific requirements.  

Electrode Ovens

Electrode Stabilizing Ovens and Flux Conditioning and Control Systems

Gullco Internationals electrode ovens and flux conditioning and control systems including flux hoppers and flux rebake and holding ovens, offer you the quality and reliability you need for your welding operations. Whether you're looking for portability or large capacity, you can customize a system to suit your exacting requirements. 

Need advice and help and a suitable machine?  Ask the Team or use our search facility on the right to browse all Gullco welders in stock today.

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Models of Gullco equipment

KAT® Rigid Track Travel Carriage System
Welding Carriage • Programmable • Low Voltage • All Position • Variable Speed
Incorporating Gullco's highly versatile "G Type" control
Reliable automation that improves quality and reduces costs in welding and cutting operations
KAT® Flexible Track Travel Carriage System
Welding Carriage • Programmable • Low Voltage • All Position • Variable Speed
Incorporating Gullco's highly versatile "G Type" control
Reliable automation that improves quality and reduces costs in welding and cutting operations
The Gullco Flex KAT® is used throughout the world to automate a wide variety of welding and cutting operations. It is a rugged, reliable precision travel carriage designed for use flexible track which enables it to operate on straight or curved ...
KAT® Weld Oscillator
Stepper Motor Electronic Radial and Linear Oscillator
This advanced oscillation “package” is designed to increase production and improve the quality of the weld produced in automatic mechanized welding operations by minimizing weld defects such as poor penetration, incomplete fusion, overlap and undercut.
The GK-200 Series compact oscillator carriage combination comes with the option for linear or radial oscillation head and can be equipped for use on either rigid or flexible track.
The oscillator is available with a linear, pendulum, tangential or step ...

KAT® Travel Carriage Indexer Combination
Automates Overlay/Cladding Welding Operations
The Gullco KAT® Indexing System is typically used to automate single or multi-head overlay/cladding welding operations, hard surfacing, etc. The automatic routine drives a motorized device (either the KAT® carriage or the motorized rack arm), cycling back and forth between limit switches. When the device that is cycling reaches a limit switch, it pauses, and the other motorized device starts to index the gun/torch a preset ...
KAT® Travel Carriage Auto-Weld Combination
The KAT® Carriage Auto-Weld enables a wide variety of automated welding cycles that can be repeatedly performed along any plane. The advanced Auto-Weld control monitors, via distance travelled, and responds to limit switches mounted on the KAT® which in turn respond to adjustable activators mounted at appropriate positions on the KAT® Track. Travel direction/speed and length of travel path are synchronized ...
Orbital Pipe Welding Carriage - Pipe Kat®
High Deposit Rate
More Arc On Time
Easy To Use
Quick Setup Time
Gullco PIPE KAT® Automated Pipe Welding System with integrated wire feeder unit incorporates 40 IPM welding carriage design with quick action mounting for ease of installation. The carriage is equipped with a high speed return feature for faster repositioning of the carriage. The PIPE KAT® also comes equipped with a linear oscillator with adjustable weave width and weld joint centerline adjustment and all ...
Portable Trackless Welding Travel Carriage - MOGGY® and Magnetic MOGGY®
Ideal for automatic horizontal fillet, lap and butt welding operations
Controls are available to perform continuous and/or stitch weld operations
Dual gun holder assembly is available for efficient simultaneous welding
Wheels on the standard Moggy can be reversed to allow the moggy to run on standard v-groove track
The magnetic moggy has a magnetic base that clings to the vertical member for out of position applications

KAT® Tracker Electronic Seam Tracking System
KAT® Tracker Electronic Seam Tracking System

...high precision tracking system that maintain the torch in optimum operating position regardless of variations in the weld seam...providing improved quality and efficiency in a wide variety of welding operations.

The quality and efficiency achieved with today’s automated welding systems can be impaired by material warpage, misalignment, irregular edge fit-up, different material thickness and other conditions that cause variations in the weld ...

E.A.H.S Electronic Arc Height Sensor
The E.A.H.S works by measuring welding current, comparing it to a target value that has been set by the operator and automatically adjusting the height of the welding gun to maintain the target welding current. The Model GK-203-400 is a standalone unit meaning it does not interface with the wire feeder. The arc activation trigger signal of the welding equipment that is used to start/stop the welding process must come from a seperate piece of equipment, for example customer supplied control of other Gullco equipment. This advanced Electronic Arc Height Sensor package uses Gullco's sophisticated, yet easy to operate remote pendant control, in conjunction with a 4" linear slide assembly and current sensing control box, to provide precision ...
 Mechanical Seam Tracker and Height Sensor System
Gullco Mechanical Seam Trackers and Height Sensors are designed for use with the Gullco Kat Travel Carriage to accurately maintain the required, pre-set distance between the gun or torch and the workpiece in automated welding and cutting operations.

Three models are available to effectively meet various application needs. All are constant velocity, spring-type sensors utilizing hardened and ground slide bars with recirculator ball bushings to provide 1-3/4” (44mm) of torch float.
Other float distances available on request.

KBM Bevelling Machines
The KBM range of bevelling machines are self propelled, heavy duty portable plate bevellers, producing clean machined bevels with no thermal distortion on mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum plate.
Topside and underside bevellers available where both sides of the material need bevelling, ensuring a super efficient process.
Packages come complete with accessories such as tooth cutters and undergear.

 KAT® Automatic Gouging Machine
Small • Compact • Powerful
Performs smooth consistent gouging operation in the flat, horizontal and vertical down position using the SYMEX STAR TRAC II Automatic Gouging System.
use for continuous gouging of long seams in the manufacturing of ships, pressure vessels, tanks, bridges etc.
high resolution voltage control capability regulates accurate gouging depth to a machine-like tolerance of ± .015” (0.4mm) even over a warped plate.
total weight approximately 49 lbs less track.
equipped to work with 3/8” to 5/8” jointed gouging electrodes up to 1200 amps. (available from Gullco)
ideally suited for out-of-position work due ...
 KAT® II All Position Travel Carriage

This system* incorporates everything required to automate your cutting/ welding operations...quickly, easily, economically. It is comprised of the KAT® II travel carriage and rigid 8 ft. (2438mm) straight track and torch or gun holder assembly. The carriage travels in a forward or reverse direction (vertical or horizontal) on its track, moving the torch or welding gun along the pre-set path at precisely controlled speeds. The accuracy, uniformity and quality of the cut or weld is improved. Productivity is increased. Costs reduced.

Gullco SAM® Submerged Arc MOGGY® (6)
Heavy Duty MOGGY® for Submerged Arc and Mig Welding
The versatility and reliability of the world famous Gullco MOGGY® trackless travel carriage system and a variety of quality engineered components combine to provide a highly flexible self-contained welding unit. This Gullco unit is designed to produce precision, quality Submerged Arc or MIG welds.

Variable Speed Side Beam Travel Carriages From 12” to 36” Long
Gullco Variable Speed Side Beam Carriages have a load capacity up to 1000 lbs.
This unit is controlled by a Gullco closed loop tack feedback low voltage GSP microprocessor pulse width modulation motor control interfaced with the forward/stop/reverse switch, infinitely variable 4-turn speed potentiometer with LED display and limit switches for arc start time delay and end of travel.

Ideal for Mounting:
Mig Wire Feeder
Submerged Arc Head, Wire, Flux
Seam Tracker

Gullco Side Beam Carriages are very versatile and can be equipped with a variety of different accessories suitable for a broad range of applications.
track is available in 5, 8 and 10 foot lengths

Welding Positioner
Increase productivity, quality and profitability in circumferential welding applications
Gullco's Welding Positioner is a positive drive rotary turn table complete with mounting flange, drive and tilt mechanism and Microprocessor based pulse width modulation motor control. Standard and Programmable models are available. The welding positioner is driven by a low voltage permanent magnet motor and gearhead power unit assembly. The microprocessor motor control enables operator interface of start, stop, clockwise rotation, neutral, counter clock-wise rotation and ...
Self-Centering Welding Gripper

This 3 jaw self-centering gripper is designed for use with all welding positioners including Gullco’s GP/GPP-200 Series of positioners. It provides high levels of efficiency and versatility in operations involving welding of fittings, flanges, etc. Specifications are provided on the reverse of this sheet. Contact Gullco or your Gullco distributor for more detailed information.
Quickly and Easily Mounted on any make of positioner, turntable or tailstock using three bolts provided with the gripper.
Self-Centering ...fast, smooth close/open action using lever to firmly lock or release workpiece.
Rugged Construction...But Slim Design weighing only about half as much as ...

Automatic Rotary Weld System
Automate your circumferential welding operations and add efficiency and increased precision with the highly flexible Gullco Automatic Rotary Weld System. rotary weld table with tack feedback interfaced with a PLC...providing precision stop/start, weld stop/start, adjustable rotation speed, weld overlap, multipass welding and tack welding accurately adjustable tailstock with 6” (152mm) pneumatic clamping slide motorized torch positioning slide...enabling quick and easy loading/unloading of the workpiece
maximum weight capacity 300 lbs (136kgs)
table lengths up to 20 ft ...

Automatic Rotary Weld System
An Accurate and Reliable Automatic Rotary Weld Production System for a Fraction of the Price of a P.L.C./Servo System.
Gullco’s new microprocessor control not only provides improved speed regulation to Gullco’s proven “GP” range of positioners, it also allows the positioner to be expanded into a fully automated welding cell. The control uses a tach feedback system to ensure smooth and accurate rotation of the workpiece and has the ability to activate pneumatic welding gun holder and wire-feed/arc activation signals, based on an operator defined welding ...

Kamel Pipe Turning Rolls
Reduce pipe preparation costs with this rugged, portable equipment which rotates pipe from 2” to 16” (51 - 406mm) diameter. Two models are available; Model KR-200-L has a turning capacity of 1500 lbs (680 kg), and an infinitely variable forward/reverse speed range of 1-35.4 ipm (2.5-89.9 cm/min). Model KR-200-M has a turning capacity of 1500 lbs (680 kg) and an infinitely variable forward/reverse speed range of 2.2-70.8 ipm (5.6-180 cm/min). Rotation speed is precisely controlled and displayed in inches/mm per minute on an LED readout. Contact Gullco or your Gullco distributor for complete details on ...

Overlay Gantry/Cladding System
The Gullco Overlay / Cladding System is designed to ...

Gullco Gantry/Bridge Systems
Custom Engineered to Automate Welding/Cutting Operations
Gullco Gantry Units are custom designed assemblies that are used in a variety of applications such as automated seam welding, fabricated assemblies, stiffener seams and automated cutting operations such as stripping and edge preparation. Gullco will custom design a gantry/bridge unit to meet your specific requirements. A wide variety of custom design features and efficient, high quality Gullco systems and components provide cost effective, reliable solutions for your welding/cutting needs.

 Welding Track Vacuum Mounting System
The Gullco vacuum mounting systems are designed to firmly hold the KAT® Rigid and Flex Tracks in position on magnetic and non-magnetic materials. The systems are rugged and dependable while incorporating a light weight design for portability. There are Vacuum/ KAT® carriage packages specifically designed for automatic welding and cutting applications.

Model GV-168-50
Comprised of electric ...

KAT® Rigid Track, Flex-Tracks and KAT® Track Mounting Devices
KAT® Travel Carriage Accessories 

Would you like to talk to our Team?Contact Westermans +44 116 2696941

Maybe you are not sure which welding machine is best for you? Our Sales Team is more than happy to discuss your welding requirements.

With extensive knowledge on ALL makes and models, they can suggest the most suitable machine for your application and budget.

Between Monday and Friday during our working day of 8am – 5pm GMT, we aim to reply to your request within 2 hours of receiving your email.

Remember; we are not restricted to any one brand of Welding Machine.

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