Engineering Services

Engineering Services
Wauseon Machine has a fully staffed team of electrical and mechanical engineers. We utilize our team for all of our custom equipment and automation projects, and also provide engineering services to our customers. Our engineering department has strength in numbers, and truly makes the difference in all of our products and services.

Overview

CAD 3D Design Services
Wauseon Machine's team of engineers utilizes state-of-the-art Solidworks CAD and solid modeling software in the design process for our custom equipment and automation, along with our standard line of end forming equipment and tooling. We are able to pass this value along to our customers by offering 2D and 3D CAD design services.

CAD Design

Controls Design & Programming
Our experienced electrical engineering staff is able to provide controls design for new projects and machine rebuilds. We can provide PLC and HMI programming of brands including, but not limited to, Rockwell, Omron, Mitsubishi, GE, Proface, and Siemens. We are also staffed with skilled FANUC Robot programmers with experience using the latest available technologies. Our engineering staff is available to provide programming services both in-house and at our customer’s facility.

Controls & Programming

3D Printing / Prototypes
If you desire to test fit and functionality of a part prior to production, we are equipped to design and produce prototype parts. Durable, fully-functional plastic parts are built by importing any 3D file to our FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printer. The part is printed by layering plastic and supporting material. Our printer has a 10” x 10” x 12” (XYZ) build envelope and can hold a ± .0095” tolerance.

We also have the capability to machine prototypes using the same methods and machines as an actual production order. Initially we review all part features and requirements, then offer cost saving ideas whenever possible. We utilize temporary or expendable tooling if required, or build tooling that can be later utilized for production.

We can also assist you in the design of the prototype parts, by following a print and process review of your requirements to simplify manufacturing the part and future production.

Prototyping

Machine Vision
We can integrate and support vision products including, but not limited to, Cognex, Banner, KEYENCE, OMRON, and FANUC.

FANUC Certified Vision Specialist
As a FANUC Certified Vision specialist, our engineering staff is experienced in utilizing today’s vision technology. iRVision is primarily used to determine part location, orientation, and presence, and it can also perform error proofing.

Machine Vision

ROBOGUIDE Simulation Services
Our simulation modeling capabilities allow us to test the range-of-motion, reach, work flow, and cycle time in the design phase well before actual fabrication begins in robotic automation projects. The ROBOGUIDE product also allows our engineers to verify payload and identify clearance and interference problems.

Simulation