Updated pipe stands have customizable base


IRCO Automation has updated its standard pipe stand line. Pipe stands provide a stable platform to support pipe spools, usually being rotated by a welding positioner.

The pipe stands feature an upper support structure mounted on a customizable base. The upper support has drop-in wheel assemblies that adjust on a common centerline. The most common configuration has both coarse and fine height adjustment, to allow for a range of swing clearances. The coarse adjustment is set with a pin assembly; the fine adjustment is controlled by two independent screws on the upper frame. The two screws also assist in levelling the pipe on uneven floors and surfaces.

The modular base can be configured with V wheels (for constant centerline), jacking pads, or caster wheels. The stand can support pipe diameters ranging from 3.5 to 48 in. and comes in 3,000-, 5,000-, and 10,000-lb. capacities. It is available with optional tie-down straps to ensure the pipe doesn’t “walk.”