Vanguard carries a line of heavy duty welding manipulators (LHW) designed for operations requiring extended lift and reach. These manipulators can be equipped with powered travel cars for long seam welding operations. They also have the capability to weld transverse seams in vessels up to 23’ in diameter. With boom end loads up to 440 lbs. they accommodate most major welding head manufacturer’s equipment. The LHW series have horizontal and vertical reaches from 5 meters by 6 meters up to 7 by 7 meters. They provide for smooth and consistent welds as well as operator safety, and are ruggedly designed and built for many years of operation.