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Material Handling Machines & Systems

Midwest Automation manufacturers a wide variety of material handling machines and systems for the wood industry. Products including panel feeders, lift tables, laminate racks, layup tables, powered and non-powered conveyors, and more.  Fully integrated engineered systems are also available to facilitate product flow, increase through-put and improve ergonomics. Made in USA.

Bottom line? We help you laminate better, increase productivity, and improve quality.

Panel Feeders

PF 1500V

PF 1500V Panel Feeder
Designed with vacuum cups and a fixed forward position to feed panels of random lengths from a lift table without setup. Pneumatic puher. Optional lift table available.

PF 1512

PF 1512 Panel Feeder
Designed to automatically feed panels from a lift table with a pneumatic pusher. The frame is mounted on casters and the pusher arm on a profile slide for easy length and width adjustment. Pneumatic pusher. Optional floor mounted bunk stops and lift table available.

PF 2512

PF 2500 Panel Feeder
Designed to automatically feed panels from a lift table with a pneumatic pusher. The frame is mounted on casters and the pusher arm on a profile slide for easy length and width adjustment. Electronic pusher. Optional floor mounted bunk stops and lift table available.

Layup Stations & Tables

LayupTable + LamRack

LT 500 Layup Tables
A simple, non-powered design and is ideal for top and/or bottom surface laminating. The LT 500 utilizes a traversing arm that transports the panel from the glue spreader over the top of the layup table, then gently places it onto the backer sheet. Shown with optional LR500E Laminate Rack.

LT500A

LT 500A Layup Tables
Automatically transfers the panel from the layup area to the press using a powered PVA-coated, polyester woven belt and 1 HP drive. Shown with optional LR500E Laminate Rack.

Layup Station LS

LS 500 Layup Station
A simple, non-powered design for top and/or bottom laminating in a cold press application. The LS 500 utilizes a traversing arm that transports the panel from the glue spreader over the top of a lift table, then gently places it onto the backer sheet, making a stack of panels. The LS 500 can be used with either an existing lift table or an optional Midwest SL400/500 Lift Table.

Disc Conveyor & Lift Tables

DC 300_400_500

DC 300/400/500 Disc Conveyors
Designed with minimum contact stainless steel discs to transfer panels from the glue spreader to the layup table without disturbing the glue on the bottom surface. Available with optional powered discs with variable speed controls.

SL 400_500

SL 400/500 HYDRAULIC LIFT TABLES
Designed to meet or exceed ANSI MH 29.1 requirements for industrial lift tables. Ideal for handling large, heavy panels with minimum deflection.

BC 400_500

BC 400/500 Powered Belt Conveyor
Designed to transport panels or other materials between machine operations. Available with optional powered and electronic width adjustment, electronic variable speed drive.

Powered Conveyors

Powered Roller Conveyor

Powered Roller Conveyor
The Powered Roller Conveyor with optional pneumatic hold-over device ensures that the panel is aligned properly to the fixed side as it enters the machine.

RC 400_500

RC 400/500 Powered Roller Conveyor
The RC 400/500 Powered Roller Conveyor with optional pre-heat is most often used in a Hot Melt Glue Spreader (PUR) Laminating System where the core needs to be pre-heated to extend the adhesive “open” time.

Water Base Panel Laminating System

MH Water Base Lam Sys

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