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About Us

Bug-O Systems is committed to empowering our customers by providing operator- controlled mechanized solutions for their welding, cutting and custom applications.

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Customer Focused

Community Service

Producing innovative welding & cutting solutions since 1948

BUG-O Systems, founded in 1948, manufactures a system of drives, carriages, rails and attachments designed to mechanize welding guns, cutting torches and other hand- held tools. The equipment’s basic motion control concept was born during W.W.II as a means to help mass produce Navy ships at Higgins Industries, a shipbuilder in New Orleans. This shipyard, with the help of the original BUG-O machines, produced a record 700 boats a month. Although the product has seen several changes and updates, it continues to serve its original intention and has been expanded to many types of fabrication in addition to shipbuilding.


BUG-O Systems’ equipment is an inexpensive, modular building block family of portable machines, which provide precise path and constant speed control in any plane or position. These features are particularly desirable to fabricators, shipbuilders and the construction industry. High quality welds/cuts are made utilizing operators to achieve greater efficiency and profitability while decreasing defects and costly rework and repairs.


Our customers solve fabricating problems with standard, interchangeable components at a fraction of the cost of custom designed machines or robots. Production increases with a uniform improvement in quality, appearance and distortion control. Welders become machine operators who can, without fatigue, produce better products consistently, reliably and faster than with manual welding while working in an improved work environment away from welding/cutting fumes.


The products are used for applications such as oxy-fuel or plasma cutting and beveling, carbon arc or plasma gouging, MIG or Submerged Arc Welding, flame spraying and nondestructive inspection testing. The equipment is well known and used in many different types of steel fabrication industries such as shipbuilding, pressure vessel manufacturing, rail car manufacturing, structural steel fabricating, mechanical contracting, steel supply and service centers and or anyone who welds or cuts metals as part of their product or service.

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Produce better products consistently, reliably and faster than with manual welding.

Bug-O Systems is a Family Owned business founded in 1948. Since that time, the company has grown and evolved to become an Industry Leader in the design, manufacture and application of portable mechanization products for the cutting and welding industry. Our products are designed to give our customers an excellent return on their investment. From the St. Louis Arch to Disney Cruise Ships and Pipelines all around the world, Bug-O’s modular system of components can be configured to fit virtually any application.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss any application that challenges you today.

We can make recommendations and would be pleased to setup a demonstration in your facility so you can see firsthand how Bug-O Systems can save you time, money and increase your quality.

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280 Technology Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317

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Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm ET