Seamless Integration for Your Web Handling Needs

Midwest Engineered Systems supports all aspects of web handling equipment and control systems, including process development and improvement projects, new equipment design, and modifications or enhancements to existing machines.

We will reconfigure and upgrade your machinery utilizing existing equipment, 3rd party/OEM equipment, new designs, or complete integration of the three. Our experienced system engineers will integrate a seamless package that will deliver improved operations from a variety of equipment options and combinations. MWES customers include a broad range of companies ranging from initial startups to Fortune 500 corporations. Our customer list includes OEM companies to production end-users – all demanding innovative solutions for their web handling challenges.



  • High-speed camera for process analysis
  • 3D laser measurement
  • Cycle time analysis
  • Optical alignment
  • Coater performance
  • Drive system performance analysis
  • Safety audits




Automated Roll Handling


Midwest Engineered System’s extensive experience with robotics and automation uniquely positions us for web handling applications on new and existing equipment.

  • Unwind and rewind roll handling
  • Core handling
  • Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Integration
  • Palletizing
  • Process optimization
  • Material Handling


Automated Splicing Equipment

MWES can design and manufacture equipment with a wide variety of splicing formats and capabilities:

  • Rewind carriage style splicing with layon roll to remove trapped air
  • Single direction or dual direction splicing
  • Zero speed
  • Flying splice
  • Synchronized splicing


Coating & Laminating

MWES can design and manufacture equipment with multiple coating formats:

  • Gravure (Reverse/Direct/Offset)
  • Reverse roll
  • Offset gravure
  • Slot die
  • Rod
  • Pressure-nip
  • Ultrasonic
  • Thermal
  • Knife over Roll
  • Two sided Coating
  • Spot Coating
  • Drying & curing systems
  • Multiple Stations


Equipment Retrofits

Midwest Engineered Systems extensive experience with drive systems and machine control methods uniquely positions us for retrofits and additions to new and existing converting and web handling equipment:

  • HMI/PLC programming
  • System modernization
  • Machine component upgrades
  • Drive systems integration and tuning
  • Control configuration updates
  • Replacement of obsolete equipment
  • Line speed improvements
  • Performance improvements


Printing Equipment

Midwest Engineered Systems can design and manufacture equipment with multiple printing technologies:

  • Gravure and Offset Gravure
  • Flexographic
  • Digital
  • Ink Jet
  • Thermal


Slitting & Converting

  • Rotary die cutting
  • Flat bed die cutting
  • Slitting
  • Folding
  • Sheeting
  • Treating


Unwinds & Rewinds


  • Single Position
  • Vertical Turret
  • Phantom Axis Turret
  • Duplex Winder
  • Cantilevered
  • Floor Pick-up
  • Surface driven


Web Handling Projects

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