Flywheel Multi-Station Custom Press

Midwest Engineered Systems Designed a fully automated multi-station press for flywheels. Our Customer’s part rate decreased to 1 assembled part ever 50 seconds.

The Challenge

The machine must automatically load:

  • Flywheels (from part washer)

  • Timing gears (must be oriented)

  • Bearing Race

  • Snap Ring

  • Lee Plug

  • Parts must then be automatically assembled for manual unloading into dunnage

The Solution


The following methods, components and technologies were implemented and integrated to provide a comprehensive solution:


  • Two strand chain conveyor integrated to parts washer conveyor for automatic flywheel introduction

  • Vision system used to orientate flywheel TDC (top dead center)

  • Magazine escapement loading bearing races

  • Vibratory bowl feeder loaded timing gears

  • Vision system used to orientate gear by timing mark

  • Vibratory bowl feeder loaded lee plugs

  • Magazine loaded snap rings

  • Individual hydraulic pressing stations using Promess force load monitoring system for press verification feedback

  • Automated snap ring installation

  • Automated lee plug installation


Impact to the Customer


  • Part rate of 1 part assembled every 50 seconds or less

  • Parts are automatically assembled

  • All pressing is verified using Promess force load monitoring technology

  • Bad parts are automatically identified

For more information on this equipment or other web handling needs please contact MWES.


Midwest Engineered Systems

W238N1800 Rockwood Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
Call: 414-327-0000

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