Metal Spinners banner

Tank Heads

A reliable source for Metal Spinner information and leading Metal Spinner Companies & Suppliers.

Pressure vessels, water tanks, gas containers and many other kinds of materials storage equipment require carefully designed tank heads and tank bodies to ensure safe storage of materials. Tank heads can be shaped in many ways by many processes. Stamping, die pressing, metal spinning and many other methods can be used to shape tank heads. Read More…

Tank Heads Tank heads are hemispherical, conic or other metal shapes that are specially made to be affixed to a tank, vessel or other containment object. Tank heads are essential to the effective and safe storage of materials within all kinds of containment systems.
Request for Quote

Leading Manufacturers

Turtle Creek, PA  |  412-823-5003

Founded in 1929, E.H. Schwab manufacturers custom metal spinnings, draw-formed metal parts and metal fabrications from common ferrous and non-ferrous metals. In addition to CNC, semi-automatic and manual spinning capabilities, we offer a variety of complimentary capabilities including fiber laser cutting, CNC machining and milling, certified MIG and TIG welding and much more. Visit our website for more information.

Request A Quote

EH Schwab Company $$$

Chandler, AZ  |  480-813-6828

Since 1994 Southwest Metal Spinning, Inc. has been a manufacture of metal forming and fabricating services. We offer a wide range of products that are top quality, as well as creating custom parts. We have a wide variety of different metals from aluminum to cold rolled steel and very difficult stainless steel. With our staff having over 45+ years of experience in this industry, we are a leading manufacturer of metal spinning. Contact us today for a more complete list of our services that we offer and how our company can help you.

Request A Quote

Southwest Metal Spinning, Inc. $$$

Buffalo, NY  |  716-835-3631

We offer a variety of different products that will make your next project a breeze! Using both CNC and manual spinning lathes, Koch Metal Spinning provides metal spun parts for almost every industry, including industrial, automotive and electronics, with a commitment to both high-quality craftsmanship and innovative technological advancements. For more information on our aluminum spinning, give us a call today!

Request A Quote

Koch Metal Spinning $$$

Maplewood, NJ  |  973-761-4000

Our expert metal spinning and hydroforming craftsmen create complex precision parts in prototype and production amounts. C.B. Kaupp combines our hydroforming technique with metal spinning, deep drawing or virtually any other metal working process to meet your specs in basic to highly exotic metals. In business since 1924, our focus is on precision metal components & metal working.

Request A Quote

C.B. Kaupp & Sons, Inc. $$$

Paramount, CA  |  800-723-4891

Apollo Metal Spinning specializes in metal spinning and offers spun aluminum parts and stainless steel spinning services. We have our own in-plant tool and die shop so that all parts can meet our customer’s needs at a lower cost. All of our production tooling is designed and fabricated within our own facility. We provide quality metal spun products with on time delivery and innovative solutions.

Request A Quote

Apollo Metal Spinning Co., Inc. $$$
placeholder image EH Schwab Company Southwest Metal Spinning, Inc. Koch Metal Spinning C.B. Kaupp & Sons, Inc. Apollo Metal Spinning Co., Inc.

Metal spinning, because it is a cold working process, can produce tank heads with excellent qualities of strength and durability as well as corrosion and chemical resistance. A cold working process is a metal working process performed at or near room temperature. Hot working processes are performed at or near a metal's recrystallization temperature in order to make the metal easier to form. A consequence of hot working processes is the high risk of metal oxidation and a reduction in the metal's strength. Because tank heads often are subject to intense pressure, manufacturers are more likely to choose shaping processes that are more likely to increase strength and durability. Metal spinning is one of those processes.

Many metal spinning shops exclusively create tank heads that are used in grain storage, chemical storage and other materials storage industries. The tank heads are used in conjunction with large tanks that store a wide variety of agricultural and chemical substances in many climates. Common shapes of tank heads include flanged only, dished only, flanged and dished, hemispherical, conic and high crown.

Heads can be made from many different alloys including alloy steels, aluminum, aluminum bronze, copper, nickel alloys, titanium, and more. Several details must be considered in advance of and during the creation of tank heads. In addition to the quantity and type of head needed, other factors such as bevel requirements or special tolerances should be noted. Specific dimensional information and material specifications for the tank head are also important to keep in mind.

Especially in the context of pressure vessels, a number of regulatory authorities, most notably the ASME, set guidelines relating to the strength, composition and dimensions of tank heads. These guidelines prevent system failures, which in applications involving high levels of pressurization or hazardous chemicals can be catastrophic.

Tank Heads Shielding Informational Video