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Material Handling Automation

AGVs vs AMRs: What’s the difference and which one is right for you?

If you are looking for a way to automate your material handling and transportation tasks, you might have come across two acronyms: AGV and AMR. But what do they mean and how do they differ? Midwest Engineered Systems has decades of experience integrating robots into manufacturing production lines. With that

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Material Handling Automation

Adding Automation to Your Food Handling Production

Automating a food handling production line is becoming increasingly more important these days.  With the ongoing pandemic and labor shortages affecting virtually all businesses big and small, moving from an unreliable manual workforce to robotic automation is essential.  A leading food manufacturer came to us intent on enhancing their production line with robotic automation.

Automation

Project Spotlight: Automated Palletizing with Robots

Midwest Engineered Systems built a robotic palletizing system that could move over 80 cases per minute. The robotic integration required no tooling changes to accommodate varying case sizes, or to handle the layer slip sheets. This system also utilizes an automated pallet dispenser, and can produce multiple pallet patterns.

Automated Assembly

Project Spotlight: Trigger and Bottle Assembly Line

Midwest Engineered System built a fully automated assembly line that required no manual labor to perform the assembly operation. Robots using a vision system would pick and sort the multiple types of triggers as they travel on a single conveyor. On a separate conveyor, filled bottles would arrive at the bottle assembly station.

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AS/RS Buffer Systems

Streamline kitting operations for production efficiency

Keeping production on track with the right components in high variability, low volume assembly and manufacturing can be a headache that tends to affect throughput. When product variations are small in nature but important to functionality, these issues can not only affect production efficiency, it can also make trouble in keeping quality on track.

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Case Packing Automation

Easily upgrade to automated case packing with MWES’ turnkey solutions

Stepping up to automating manual case packing operations doesn’t have to mean spending weeks installing equipment. MWES’s turnkey case packer systems install quickly and easily. In most instances, systems can be up and running in a day, making the MWES case packer as ‘turn-key’ as they come.