Heavy Equipment.

Lightening the heavy equipment load.

Tough on the job. Tougher on the plant.

Be it agriculture, construction, transportation, mining, or oil & gas markets, heavy machinery is built to be tough under the harshest conditions. And to manufacture that sort of equipment, you need a plant that’s operationally rugged and resilient. With stringent emissions standards, higher performance requirements, increasing safety standards, electrification, and the application of new technologies, it’s becoming more and more challenging for factories to withstand the evolving industrial landscape. 

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Equipment from the past. Problems for the future.

Approximately 90% of heavy equipment factories still use forty- to fifty-year-old equipment. These decades-old analog features and proprietary communication protocols present major challenges to moving these plants toward Industry 4.0 solutions.  

In our modern age, on-road and off-road heavy equipment manufacturing demands environments that are automated, digitized, flexible, safe, and efficient. And on top of that, they must minimize the use of natural resources in the production process.  

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Optimization Challenges.

  • Attract and retain talent 
  • Meet sustainability goals and reduce carbon footprint 
  • Upgrade legacy equipment and implement Industry 4.0
  • Optimize facility layout
  • Improve digitization     

Specific to Challenges.

Heavy Equipment


Natural Resource Management

Wasmer brings significant experience in helping heavy equipment companies minimize the use of natural resources in the manufacturing of their products.  Our engineering team can help reduce your carbon footprint is through high-efficiency lighting and motors, optimizing production processes, and implementing energy management systems.  In addition, reducing water consumption minimizes carbon footprint.  Cooling water or wastewater can be recycled back into the process, and Wasmer can design closed-loop water systems the recirculate water, reduce water pressure and water-efficient equipment.

Facility Layout & Design

Effective facility layout and design practices for heavy equipment manufacturers include adopting lean manufacturing principles, using modular design, creating a clear and logical traffic flow, promoting workplace safety, and integrating sustainability.  Wasmer will maximize efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure a safe and sustainable workplace by considering the logical flow of goods and materials, maximizing natural light and ventilation to reduce energy consumption, and design for energy efficiency and water conservation. 

Automation, Industry 4.0

Heavy equipment manufacturers benefit from robotics, IoT, additive manufacturing, AR/VR, digital twins, and cloud computing. Through these tools, efficiency is improved, costs are reduced, and companies stay competitive in a rapidly evolving industry.  Wasmer will work with your team in collecting and analyzing data from equipment and production allowing for real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and continuous improvement.  Digital twins can be used for simulation, testing and optimization. 

Equipment Management

IoT-enabled equipment management systems can monitor heavy equipment in real-time and detect potential issues before they turn into major problems. This enables preventative maintenance, which reduces downtime and improves equipment performance. Wasmer can also utilize these systems to track assets and monitor their location, usage, and status. Predictive analytics identifies patterns that can indicate potential problems and enables proactive maintenance. Equipment performance metrics are monitored with IoT systems to identify areas for optimization, reducing energy consumption. Lastly, Wasmer can design IoT-enabled equipment management systems to collect and analyze large amounts of data, providing insight into performance, usage patterns, and maintenance..Read More

Industrial Controls Engineering

Wasmer provides these services critical to heavy equipment manufacturing plants for process control, safety, energy and water efficiency, quality control, equipment monitoring, and remote access.  Precise process control and automation improves the accuracy and consistency of the process. Plant safety is improved by automating hazardous or repetitive tasks, the risk of human error is minimized, and real-time monitoring is established.  Wasmer can design controls to optimize energy usage and ensure product quality by monitoring and controlling critical process variables such as temperature, pressure, and flow rate.  Lastly, remote access is enabled providing insights to plant managers and enabling them to..Read More