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INNOVATION THROUGH AUTOMATION

Automated Roll Handling

Essential Roll Protection & Smooth Production Flow

Running a web production line doesn’t begin or end when the machine is done printing, laminating, slitting or coating. Moving rolls of materials through the production facility and getting them in position on the web handling or converting machine is a crucial aspect of guaranteeing success in the process. Oftentimes, these rolls are not only large but quite heavy. Specially built integrated roll handling equipment is necessary to do the job.

Midwest Engineered Systems can provide the roll handling aspects whether it be manual assisted solutions for smaller lines or fully automated systems that can manage the movement of rolls through a facility to automatic loading and unloading of rolls from a web handling operation. We can take the automation further into integrated hoist systems that can maintain a number of rolls and custom Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) that can be programmed to receive and move rolls or racks of rolls throughout the production facility. These systems can also be augmented with other operations including shrink wrapping rolls and palletizing for shipping or storage.

Being a division of a leading automation integrator, we can leverage a greater knowledge and experience base to provide effective custom automated roll handling solutions.

Below are some of our core web handling and converting material handling competencies:

  • Unwind and rewind roll handling
  • Core handling
  • Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Integration
  • Palletizing and Packing
  • Process optimization
  • Material Handling

We have extensive experience analyzing web production processes uniquely positions us for web handling applications on new and existing equipment. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help increase your production throughput.

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Our Recent Projects

Spool Payout Twister with Capstan and Accumulator

Spool Payout Twister with Capstan and Accumulator

MWES provided this firm with a planetary payout twister that consists of three rotary dials...
Coating-Laminating Line Additions

Coating-Laminating Line Additions

A firm came to MWES looking to add onto and enhance an existing web handling coating-laminating...
Adhesive Tape Line

Adhesive Tape Line

Producing rolls of adhesive tape quickly is a challenging process and is one not easily done...
Roll Handling and Wrapping System

Roll Handling and Wrapping System

Utilizing a conveyor system and two automated stretch wrapping stations, this challenging process...
Roll Storage & Cutting System of Laminate Rolls

Roll Storage & Cutting System of Laminate Rolls

The system had to utilize a robot to navigate a compact racking system to retrieve 62 inch...
Silicone Coating Line System

Silicone Coating Line System

Midwest Engineered Systems engineered a new machine that took advantage of innovative tech...
Laminating Line with Automated Packaging

Laminating Line with Automated Packaging

This firm was faced with manufacturing a high volume product from basic raw materials for shipment...
Web Handling Line Drive & Controls Upgrade

Web Handling Line Drive & Controls Upgrade

MWES proposed a major upgrade of the drive system, motors, the PLC, safety devices, HMI displays...