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Plasma Cutting

About Plasma Cutting Automation

Midwest Engineered Systems has decades of experience integrating modern plasma and laser cutting technology into manufacturing automation systems. This ability allows MWES to reliably mitigate common problems such as attaining proper engraving depth and poor laser output in robotic and non-robotic laser and plasma cutting systems.

Robotic laser cutting is a very efficient means of cutting both sheet and thick plate metals. The process is also useful for cutting glass, ceramic and plastic materials. Robotic cells are capable of handling materials for cutting procedures. Alternatively, production systems can be set up where materials can be guided towards a stationary robotic laser head in an automated production system.

Reasons to Switch to Robotic Laser Cutting

There are numerous reasons for companies to switch to robotic laser cutting processes. Among them are the following:

  • Automation of cutting can fill production vacancies caused by a shortage of skilled workers
  • Giving fabricators another method to meet price-related customer demands can reduce part costs
  • Improve an organization’s capacity to shorten the delivery times of its fabricated parts
  • Preprogrammed robotic laser systems allow a company to add lights-out manufacturing capabilities to their processes without the need to add manpower

Advantages of Robotic Laser Cutting

Robotic laser cutting grants a wide assortment of advantages to manufacturing facilities and businesses that implement it. A few of these advantages include:

  • Maximizes the use of an individual laser workstation. Without automation, these types of devices can idle for lengthy periods due to operators taking breaks and due to a factory’s non-business-hours
  • Offer very fast processing speeds and can easily cut various materials in three dimensions with robotic laser cutting systems
  • Operate on materials at optimum levels with fine-tuned programming instructions
  • As the process is non-contact, robotic laser cutting prevents workpiece distortions and leaves cleanly cut edges on workpieces

Industries that use Robotic Laser Cutting

Robotic laser cutting’s capacity to cut metals and metal alloys, including steel, makes it a great tool for many industrial fields. It is used extensively in the external and internal fabrication of ships, robots, aircraft and automobiles.

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Plasma Cutting Robot Cell Upgrade

Plasma Cutting Robot Cell Upgrade

MWES designed and build an upgraded automated robot plasma cutting cell that would perform...
Sanding Line Automation Cell

Sanding Line Automation Cell

MWES designed and built a robot automation cell that would take a stack of doors from an infeed...
CNC Lathe Automation System

CNC Lathe Automation System

By going with robotic machine tending, this firm eliminated the need for hiring skilled workers...
Automated Casting Finishing Production Line

Automated Casting Finishing Production Line

This firm chose to move to robotic automation for their casting finishing production line ...
Robotic Deburring System

Robotic Deburring System

MWES built two large automated deburring systems for an engine manufacturer...
Robotic Chamfer Grind System

Robotic Chamfer Grind System

MWES engineered an automation system that took advantage of innovative technology that addressed...