Flywheel Single-Station Press

Midwest Engineered Systems designed a semi-automated assembly press for individual flywheels to be assembled every 50 seconds or less

The Challenge

Automatic flywheels introduction (from part washer)

  • Bearing Race manually loaded

  • Press cycle manually initiated

  • Press verification

  • Parts must then be automatically transported to unload station

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

  • Automatically locate part for pressing on centers

  • Provide access to manually load bearing race

  • Hydraulic pressing station using Promess force load monitoring system for press verification feedback

  • Automatic part transportation to part flipping station

  • Automatic part flipping for manual operator unloading


Impact to the Customer


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

  • Parts are semi-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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