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Technical Sales and Special Systems

Jan. 11, 2016

The Technical Sales and Special Systems Group at Bug-O Systems consists of Bill Barker, Applications and R & D Technician; Brad Mutschler, Applications Engineer and Shipyard Market Segment Specialist, and Jeff Nelson, Manager, Technical Sales and Special Systems.  Our group is tasked with providing support to our customers and sales staff with regard to the methods and techniques used in applying our products to the solution of various cutting and welding challenges.



Our support can be as basic as helping to determine the length of rail needed for a particular job or defining the correct racking group to hold a unique welding gun. It can also be as complex as helping to determine the correct type of gun or torch for a weld joint. In general, the Technical Sales Group does not recommend specific welding processes or parameters, but rather, we attempt to use our knowledge and experience in simple, portable mechanization to provide help in the application of the full line of Bug-O System’s products. 




We also help to provide customized solutions to customer’s welding and cutting applications. Examples of customized application solutions we helped to provide for our customers during 2015 include:


  • Mini-Manipulator with integrated controls and operator pendant for Auto Height Control and Weaver functions
      and a Mini-Manipulator with specialized controls for oxyfuel cutting 

Two-Axis Boiler Tube Overlay based on the Modular Drive System


Various KBUG modifications to include air cooling and racking modifications


Circle Welders with water cooled shafts and capabilities to operate with digital welding power sources and wire


Side Beam motion systems with corner followers for beam welding and a separate system for aluminum parts
  with integrated Miller Wire Feeders


Specialized Heavy Duty Linear Weaver


Numerous specialized configurations of Modular Drive Systems

Our staff has had the opportunity to see many ways in which our products can be employed. Performing minor modifications to standard products may allow them to fit a unique issue. Other applications may result in the development of a product that is, for the most part, completely new. With the full variety of products available from Bug-O Systems, there is a very wide range of opportunities for customized solutions. 
If you are presented with an application for which you just can’t find the exact product in the catalog that will provide a solution, please contact the Technical Sales Group.
Jeff Nelson – Manager, Technical Sales and Special Systems