Mesh Automation






The MACStud2d (Gantry format for automated stud welding) is a professional-grade, pre-engineered, gantry-based flexible automation cell. The MACStud2d is designed for stud welding on horizontal metal products and put inline with an automated material handling system.   The pre-engineered features and options make for a great value with quick deliveries, while also allowing for easy size and layout customization.

This third generation of design has been fine-tuned to provide a service life greater than 15 years by using the Nexen roller pinion system with profiled linear bearings,  unparalleled fit, and finish,  modern globally available hardware,  precision design for product repeatability, and low process variability and features like our available parametric programming that allow for push-button changeovers and batch size of one processing.


MESH has partnered with a variety of well-known industry leaders to outfit the MACStud2d  with the following top of the line Stud Welding specific components and features:

Stud Welding Power Supplies and stud guns for capacitor discharge and drawn arc HBS and Nelson

Product size range min (L x W x H)96” x 42” x 1.5”42” x 24” x 1.5”
Product size range max (L x W x H)6” x 4” x 20ga6” x 4” x 20ga
Gauge minimum20ga carbon or SS without backmarking
Stud placement accuracy+-_.008” (provided diagonal dimensions of product are within +- .015” with a CPK of 1.33)
Stud rateNominal 3 seconds per stud, (depends on stud pattern) 10 seconds to convey, index and clamp product. Stud welding duty cycle to be up to 30 studs/min
Stud sizesWide range of studs from M3 – M12
Stud typesDrawn Arc and Capacitive discharge
Stud loading and feedingBowl fed with air transport to automatic stud gun. Bowl capacity is 2000 studs.
Stud strengthNon-destructive torque test with cpk of 1.33
ChangeoverNo tool, pushbutton recipe driven from the HMI. Bar code scan is optional
Operating environmentHarsh environment associated with cutting, forming and welding operations
Material handlingCovered roller conveyor for scratch free handling if kept clean
Auxiliary location deviseCognex or Keyence 2mp camera to locate a hole or feature on the base raw material for concentric of dimensional offset from that feature.
GroundingGrounding will be isolated from the machine and contact with the base material will be optimized to provide a good weld, scratch free clamping
Independent shielding gasSMC brand components
SafetyFully Compliant with ISO 12100 and ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 safety standards. ABB Safemove II, Fanuc DCS or Yaskawa Motoman FSU
Machine colorRAL 9003 or customer spec
Front Guarding TypeLight curtain protection
Rear and side guarding typeMesh style industrial machinery fence
High Voltage ControlsHigh Voltage Power Distribution Panel
Low Voltage Controls (Rockwell)Rockwell CompactLogix L30, Dual ethernet, Safety PLC
Low Voltage Controls (Siemens)Siemens S7 1200F dual Profinet, Safety PLC
HMI (Rockwell)PanelView Plus 7, Touch Screen, 10.4 inches
HMI (Siemens)SIMATIC TP900, 9 inches
ConnectionsElectrical: 460VAC, 30Amp, Pneumatic: 85psi min.



Fixture specifically designed to hold frame type products. Servo motion control for push-button batch size of one processing. Software added for robot following of each corner automatically.


Conveyorized product feed with no mar rollers or high-temperature belt


HBS power supply, gun, and cable.


- Stud bowl feeder
- Nonflanged stud feeding
- Stud diverter
- Stud feeder
- Bowl feeder stand

  • Stud Welding Equipment: HBS or Nelson
  • Custom Material Handling
    • Manual feed
    • Other type of automatic feeding (ie: robotic, other)
  • Custom Guarding:
  • Fume Collection/Roof: Kemper America exhaust hood with Central Unit, Sheet metal roof, other options
  • Process camera packages: CCTV camera with TV or industrial monitor mounted to the outside of the cell.
  • Industry 4.0 data packages
  • 2D and 3D vision packages
  • Cell lighting packages