KW Designed Solutions has developed and engineered Pressure Vessels with Tilting Mechanisms incorporated into their design to allow operation in the vertical and horizontal position or any position in between depending on the specific requirements.

When mounted in a suitable framework that allows quick and easy accessibility, Vessels can simply be rotated and locked off manually using an ergonomic hand wheel and locking pin arrangement.  For heavier Vessels, Pneumatic or Hydraulic Actuators can be used to tilt the Vessel from horizontal to vertical orientation and finally, where automation is required, KWDS can supply electrically driven systems utilising a compact motor, gearbox and sensor arrangement integrated cleverly into the design.



  • Manual operation
  • Automated and remote operation
  • 0 to 360° rotation
  • Electrical Drives with integral Motor and Gearbox
  • Pneumatic or Hydraulic lift for up to 90° tilt
  • Compact Framework
  • Simple Safety Locking Mechanisms


  • Vessel assemblies may be rotated to help with loading and unloading the Vessel when there is a space or height constraint
  • Enables access to both closures at opposite ends of the pressure vessel
  • Allows DUT to be tested in vertical and horizontal orientations
  • Varying angular positions achievable

Applications and Customer Uses

Pressure Vessels supplied with the inclusion of Tilting mechanisms have proved to be a common choice for our customers who are working within the Subsea industry sectors.  

Tilting Mechanisms allow the customer to access both ends of the Vessel for test product set-up, insertion and removal.  They also provide great flexibility in orientating the test Vessel to provide realistic connector alignment when testing subsea electrical connectors.

Project Examples

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