Midwest Engineered Systems

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Welding Positioners

About Welding Positioners

Midwest Engineered Systems offers a wide range of world-class automated weld positioners and robot carriers capable of presenting weldments of any size to the robot. These positioner systems place welding parts in optimal positions even in some of the most challenging applications. Functions available for accurate positioning include the ability to tilt, turn and rotate parts when presented to the welding robot.

While MWES integrates off-the-shelf positioners from a number of industry-leading suppliers, we also have a variety of standard designs for custom scalable welding positioners. Our automated positioners range in articulation from 1 to 3 axis positioners. They can also handle part payloads starting at 1,000 lbs.

Extra Large Capacity Welding Positioners

Large jobs are one of Midwest Engineered System’s specialties. When it comes to welding large components, we have the experience to do it right – whatever the part’s weight.

We offer two-axis robotic SkyHook high-capacity weld positioners that can accommodate up to 30,000 kg parts. Designed to accept servo motor or variable frequency drive and external axis control from robot control systems or PLC control, these units can be integrated into current or new factory automation systems with ease

With two axes motion and the ability to offer continuous rotation, these large automated welding positioners can position the largest components, assemblies or castings with the precision necessary for complex processes like robotic welding or rough machining and deburring.

Coupling the positioner’s abilities to perform 180-degree tilt functions and options for work surface locations and these systems become even more flexible in their ability to provide the best positioning for large components.

Building the future of manufacturing, together

featured project

One of our most recent Welding Positioner projects consists of an MWES standard Robotic Welding Positioner and End Effector for our customer’s product. The customer had a large part weighing 600 lbs. – 1,000 lbs. with multiple sizes and needed a common device to pick it up and orient it, without a crane.

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RIA Robot Experts for

12 years

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Our Recent welding Projects

Aerial Lift Weldments

Aerial Lift Weldments

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Skid Steer Welding Automation

Skid Steer Welding Automation

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Pressure Vessel Head Welding Cell

Pressure Vessel Head Welding Cell

This system is designed to install, tack and weld ring sections into the shell section of the...
Concrete Mixer Drum Welding Line

Concrete Mixer Drum Welding Line

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Skylift 3-Axis Welding Positioner

Skylift 3-Axis Welding Positioner

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3-Phase Transformer Cover Weld Cell

3-Phase Transformer Cover Weld Cell

MWES designed and built completely automated robotic weld cell whose purpose is to complete...
Weld Vessel

Weld Vessel

A firm came to MWES looking to automating a precise and complicated weld process on large scale...
Automated 3-piece Pipe Weld Cell

Automated 3-piece Pipe Weld Cell

Robotically automating a welding process has a great ROI eliminating the need to staff skilled...
Robotic Truss Welding Cell

Robotic Truss Welding Cell

MWES designed a robotic weld cell that could handle the truss welding with speed and ease....