Motorized Slide

Arc Product’s Motorized Slide Systems allow operators horizontal and vertical axis manual joint positioning for a submerged arc, GMAW and FCAW welding arc. The system consist of a cross slide, control unit and pendant. The operator utilizes a joystick to manipulate the torch to the desired location. These systems are recommended for simple repetitive welding applications to improve weld consistency and quality while reducing operational costs compared to manual welding operations. Standard or customized solutions are available for welding in a number of production environments.

Motorized Slide Product Brochure


Motorized Slide


  • Responsive arc positioning control means less operator fatigue
  • Easy installation and set up, lowest cost entry to hard automation
  • Easy to operate with a simple two axis joystick control
  • Flexible integration incorporates with almost any welding power source, feeder and controller group

The Arc Products Motorized Slide Control and Pendant work with all of our existing seam tracking cross slides, giving the operator X and Y-axis control with weights from 40 to 450 pounds. The control pendant features a speed adjustment potentiometer for each axis, a selector switch for adjustable or maximum speed rates and a joystick switch for easy adjustments.

Motorized slide system includes:

  • Joystick pendant
  • Motorized Slide Control unit
  • Extremely rugged two-axis motorized cross slide


Motorized Slide Control


15” x 13” x 5 ¾”
Net Weight 27 lbs.
115 or 230 V 50/60 Hz

Compatible with Arc Products cross slides, as well all Cyclomatic cross slides.

Housed in heavy-duty, lightweight aluminum (1.8 lbs), designed for either hand-held or mounted applications.

  1. Horizontal Speed Control
  2. High / Low Speed Range
  3. Joystick
  4. Vertical Speed Control
Motorized Slide Control Pendant

Manual Joint Positioners are used in these industries:

  • Tube and Pipe Mills
  • Fuel Tanks & Pressure Vessels
  • Multi-pass Pipe Welding
  • Repetitive TIG or Plasma Manufacturing
  • MIG & Sub-Arc Systems

Motorized Slide Control on Large Containment Vessel

While a lathe rotates the vessel, operator uses the motorized slide control pendant to make vertical and horizontal adjustments to the sub-arc torch in order to compensate for irregularities in the weld joint.

Large Containment Vessel