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INNOVATION THROUGH AUTOMATION

Fixed Automation Systems

Fixed automation systems, or “hard automation,” are typically used for production systems with exclusively allocated equipment and high-production needs. Midwest Engineered Systems has decades of experience developing, installing and servicing specialized production automation systems for a variety of industries. Through this experience, MWES knows what it takes to build purpose-built automation systems for the highest quality product at the best possible throughputs.

Robotic Chamfer Grind System Feeder

MWES knows the equipment in a fixed automation system is manufactured and designed to perform only one set of operations on one part with high levels of efficiency. These discrete mass production systems work with purpose-built machine equipment that carries out repetitive, fixed processes to reach high-volume production goals.

In fixed automation, the sequences and types of operations allowed by the configuration of the equipment are finite and preset. Wiring, cams, gears and other hardware deliver the programmed instructions that fixed automation machines follow in the production process. These systems tend to manufacture the same product style, and they are designed in a way that makes changing product styles difficult.

Despite its initially high investment costs, a fixed automation system is well-suited for high-volume production processes where products tend not to change much over time. This allows for the higher cost of fixed automation system design and construction to be stretched where systems can be thoroughly amortized long before production ceases.

Fixed automation system examples include:

  • Automated assembly machines
  • Chemical manufacturing processes
  • Material handling conveyor systems
  • Machining transfer lines
  • Paint & coating automation processes
  • Web Handling and converting systems

Contact Midwest Engineered Systems to learn how we can analyze your current production systems and develop a fixed automation system that increases productivity and efficiency!

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Our Recent Projects

Automated Assembly Line with AGVs

Automated Assembly Line with AGVs

Midwest Engineered Systems has built a complete row unit assembly system for an agriculture...
Bottle & Trigger Assembly Line

Bottle & Trigger Assembly Line

MWES provided a trigger and bottle assembly system that automatically filled bottles, sorted...
Spring Assembly Machine

Spring Assembly Machine

MWES provided this firm a machine that uses a 15in cast aluminum vibratory bowl feeder system...
Flower Pot Edge Rolling Machine

Flower Pot Edge Rolling Machine

A firm came to MWES looking to improve its plastic blow molded flower pot manufacturing pr...
Outboard Motor Assembly System

Outboard Motor Assembly System

MWES provided a firm with AGCs that would navigate a lengthy preexisting motor assembly process,...
Turn-Key System

Turn-Key System

Machining steel plates can be a challenging task, but with robotic automation this task can...
Hydraulic Motor Assembly Line

Hydraulic Motor Assembly Line

Building a single hydraulic motor production line that can handle the assembly of over a dozen...
Rotor Assembly Machine

Rotor Assembly Machine

Designed and built a Robotically Loaded Custom Automated System. Customer’s cycle time decreased t...
Large Component Precision Assembly System

Large Component Precision Assembly System

When there needs to be heavy things accurately positioned inside of even larger, heavier things,...