Heavy Equipment Manufacturing

Over 30 years Optimizing the

automation & the production of heavy equipment

Robotic automation systems have become a mainstay in manufacturing heavy equipment. As far as safety and insurance claims go, relying on manual labor to handle large, heavy components is an unrealistic expectation. Additionally, robots reduce labor costs and increase competitiveness by repurposing manual labor and augmenting their capabilities. Robotics can be utilized for handling heavy parts and operator-assist devices for carrying assemblies through a factory decreasing the danger of injury to personnel and equipment.

Midwest Engineered Systems has for decades integrated automation systems for heavy equipment manufacturers. We have built automation systems that increase the quality, traceability, efficiency and throughput of manufacturing processes.

Automation Applications

  • Welding, Positioners and Fixturing Equipment
  • Deburring and Grinding Processes
  • Conveyance Equipment
  • Cutting and Drilling Operations
  • Code Scanning and Traceability Systems
  • Manual Assembly Line Modernization

heavy equipment Manufacturing Automation expertise

Frame Welding

Welding of large steel frames is a difficult, labor-intensive task, not to mention ergonomically challenging for the welders. MWES can enhance any frame welding operations with the integration of robotic automation, which would provide consistent and reliable results every time. 

Storage Tanks & Vessels

Typically the highest standard of welding is needed for tank and pressure vessel welding. MWES provides unique large component manipulators, robotic welders, weld bead sensors, and robotic path and diagnostic software to support the manufacturing of these large parts while ensuring the highest quality. Weld diagnostic inspection and data acquisition help support the assurance that productivity and weld integrity is tracked and recorded for future reference by your engineering staff.

Structural Steel

Large building structures and earth-moving frame/boom-based fabrications require specialized material handling and process capability to create quality components in a safe manner. MWES provides systems for material handling and part orientation for operator ergonomics and accessibility. We also provide welding solutions in plasma and laser cutting in complex shapes and welding systems for joining heavy frames and structural components.

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Recent Projects by MWES

Robotic Adhesive Dispensing System

Robotic Adhesive Dispensing System

MWES built an automation system that would robotically apply a small amount of 3M Scotch-Weld...
Robotic Layer Picking System

Robotic Layer Picking System

We provided this customer with an automated layer picking system, equipped with a robot and...
Refrigerated Storage Tending with AS/RS Buffer System

Refrigerated Storage Tending with AS/RS Buffer System

MWES provided our customer with an automated layer-picking system that consisted of a conveyor...
Aerial Lift Weldments Automation

Aerial Lift Weldments Automation

MWES provided this manufacturer with two robotic welding cells for producing industrial aerial...
Robotic Case Packing Cell

Robotic Case Packing Cell

MWES provided a machine to erect the customer’s pre-glued auto-bottom boxes and pack individual p...
Robotic Frame Welding Automation

Robotic Frame Welding Automation

MWES provided this manufacturer with a robot welding cell that manufactures large generator...
Disposable Silverware Napkin Wrapping Automation System

Disposable Silverware Napkin Wrapping Automation System

MWES provided this firm an automation system that wraps cutlery and napkins together quickly...
Flexibility & Production Speed with Robotic Vision

Flexibility & Production Speed with Robotic Vision

A leading manufacturer of picture frames was in need of more flexible manufacturing capability...
Skid Steer Welding Automation

Skid Steer Welding Automation

The robotic weld cell that MWES provided to our customer is capable of processing both Wacker...