Looking for a step-change in material and tooling workflow management? - Midwest Engineered Systems

Looking for a step-change in material and tooling workflow management?

ASRS buffer system single rack

MWES’ Automated Storage and Retrieval (ASRS) system is designed to provide efficiencies found in automated warehouses to the demands of a production environment. These benefits are not just about storage, the system can become the highly efficient hub for managing manufacturing processes.

Our production-focused ASRS buffer system can return valuable manufacturing time, provide production data and reduce production errors. This provides a production environment the ability to quickly manage materials as needed, as well as store tooling and work-in-progress in an efficient manner. The ASRS buffer system does this by cataloging materials and their locations by how they integrate into the production process.

Below is a quick list of material storage and monitoring capabilities advantages:

  • The system can become a central hub for the factory: with both the tooling and materials in the same location and an overarching management system to run it.
  • The MWES buffer system allows for the collation and management of asynchronous production processes
  • The ASRS system helps keep production efficiency high by retrieving materials, tools and finished parts without needing human help.
  • Material arrival and removal data can be harvested for production performance analysis


ASRSproduction buffer system schematic

The system’s benefits provide the opportunity for a forward thinking production facility to move to the next level of efficiency and productivity. Taking advantage of all these aspects makes the MWES ASRS production buffer system much more of a trusted workflow manager. It has the potential to better see the entire manufacturing process as a singular system, not just a collection of unconnected machines and resources.

Contact us today to learn how our ASRS buffer system can streamline your production operations.