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UMD offers one of the most comprehensive service portfolios in the materials handling industry. Our services include a proven production process, innovative design engineering, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and custom software & control development. As a multi-divisional company, we perform all these services in-house, working closely with you to develop your total materials handling system from start to finish. We also offer a full range of installation and aftermarket services to get your system up and running and to keep it that way. UMD keeps your product moving and your business on the move.

Our Process

Production Process

UMD's production process covers every aspect of project development from concept design through operation. We apply our process to every project we engage without fail. A project engineer guides the project team through each phase of production ensuring that UMD's high standards are maintained from start to finish. Our process has proven itself time and again, delivering material handling systems and equipment that are built with the highest quality materials, operate efficiently for the intended application, and ultimately help our customers achieve their goals.

1. Concept Phase: Our design engineers work directly with the customer to define the project details from initial concept through finished product. We listen closely to the customer, paying careful attention to their application needs, the operating environment, and the usage requirements of the equipment. It is a true collaboration, driven by our belief that detailed planning leads to effective design engineering and precise, efficient manufacturing.

2. Design Phase: UMD engineers develop a product design incorporating the guidelines established during the concept stage. As the design work evolves, we often develop new innovations and architecture which improve upon the original concepts. Where appropriate these are added to the design and final design specifications are committed to an engineering blueprint.

3. Production Phase: The production phase includes construction and modification of the parts needed to assemble the final product. UMD fabricates each component based on the exact specifications provided in the engineering design print. We then assemble the parts into a working model of the product and add finishing applications.

4. Setup and Testing Phase: After production is completed, the assembled, working model is rigorously tested using actual customer products. We perform a complete diagnostic and process test on all working parts of the product, paying special attention to the structural components and overall assembly of the product.

Solution Designs

UMD custom designs material handling systems tailored specifically for your product and the unique requirements of your business. Backed by more than 30 years of engineering know-how, we bring a fresh, innovative design strategy to every project, often providing several alternative solutions that will accomplish your goals. By listening closely to your needs, we design a solution that's a perfect fit for your application.

Our goal at UMD is to provide products that achieve your business objective but also exceed your expectations. We strive to design material handling systems and machinery that improve your productivity and operational efficiencies systems that get the job done right and ultimately save you money. By utilizing highly durable components with low maintenance requirements, UMD products extend your system's life cycle and ultimately reduce your total cost of ownership.

And because your needs are likely to change over time, UMD designs materials handling solutions with flexibility in mind. Our systems are scalable, intended to grow as your business grows. UMD engineering we keep your products moving and your business on the move.


UMD manufactures innovative material handling and processing systems for the tire & rubber, automotive and various other industries. Driven by research & development and the application of newest technologies, we focus on customization principles and flexible, efficient system designs. This is our greatest strength. By integrating standard conveyor components with a versatile, modular approach to system design, we can build durable, state-of-the-art material handling systems for nearly any application, and install these systems in the most cost effective manner available.

Our customers benefit from the highly adaptable open architecture of UMD systems, which limits restrictions on usage, space accommodations, and future expansions. This substantially reduces overall cost of ownership, extends the service life of the system, and simplifies maintenance and modifications.

From cutting edge tire and rubber technologies to self-contained trailer systems designed for Just-In-Time delivery, UMD builds solutions that will achieve your goals and exceed your expectations. UMD manufacturing we keep your products moving and your business on the move.

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Software & Controls

UMD software and control solutions keep your system operating with the efficiency, accuracy and speed that your application demands. Our in-house electrical engineering team provides complete design, development and integration of automated control systems with all of our products. And to ensure that every system functions precisely as envisioned, we work closely with every customer to develop the operational specifications and devices required for system control. Each system is then built and tested in our electrical shop and can be commissioned on site by our trained staff.

With State-of-the-art software and controls solutions from UMD we keep your products moving and your business on the move.

Software and Controls team provides the following services:

System Design

Successful projects result from a clearly defined plan and proper design. UMD maintains an established but evolving planning process to assure that our design meets and exceeds your requirements. Every project begins with creation of a Control Functional Specification (CFS), the guiding document that defines the project and become the basis for design, programming and development of the control system. The design process includes project review, equipment submittals and system one-line diagrams for your consideration and approval.

UMD utilizes best quality PLC/HMI/Drive Systems from the following manufacturers:

PLC/HMI/Drive Systems

  • Allen-Bradley
  • Siemens
  • Mitsubishi
  • Omron
  • Indramat
  • Yaskawa
  • General Electric

Custom Software Solutions

You deserve a software solution that is more than "just adequate." While many off-the-shelf software packages provide functionality that "gets the job done", none are unique to your operation or your company. UMD sees it a bit differently. It is our responsibility to provide a software package that delivers excellent performance while allowing your input for the look and feel of the final product. We make this happen by creating custom software solutions, utilizing pre-packaged software and often combining the best of both.

Control Panel Fabrication

UMD's panel shop is set up to deliver superior quality and production efficiency. We have established standard practices that help us manufacture neat, accurately wired panels consistently. We use only best quality components from leading manufacturers that are readily available for ease of maintenance. We test each panel, then review and clarify its documentation prior to shipment. Each panel ships with a full set of documents that includes drawings, user manuals and bills of material for equipment used.

Machine Pre-Wiring

Many of the panels we build are designed specifically for mechanical systems purchased from UMD. To simplify and speed installation in the field, we provide comprehensive Machine Pre-Wiring services ranging from temporary wiring for testing to complete conduit, wire, termination and connection. UMD follows the latest national standards and applies its own stringent quality standards to ensure that your equipment is ready to install and easy to service in years to come.

Electrical Installation Services

UMD Field Services provide fast, reliable on-site engineering support designed to get your business up and running quickly and efficiently.

Our Remote Support Services team provides real-time troubleshooting and monitoring of automation systems and equipment and by off-site automation specialists.

Industrial Services

UMD industrial services make sure that your systems are set up properly and operating safely. Our services include training and installation as well as custom work such as relocation of existing equipment, system retrofitting and more.

On-Site Training
UMD offers complete, on-site training services by qualified personnel. Our training staff will make sure that you understand how to operate our equipment safely and efficiently. They will also address any questions or concerns that you may have.

UMD offers comprehensive installation services for every product that we build. All work is performed by factory trained and certified installation personnel and our installation services are guaranteed. We install equipment in any type of operational environment and strive for no disruption of your work schedules. Our goal is always to provide efficient installation services wherever and whenever you need them.

Custom Services:
UMD also offers a variety of custom services designed to complement our traditional business. By combining our custom services to best suit your needs, you will have all the resources necessary to complete your project on-time and on-budget. And all provided by a trusted partner who understands your business.

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Aftermarket Services

Replacing worn parts on a regular basis is one of the easiest, most effective ways to prevent unplanned downtime and protect your material handling investment. UMD stocks a wide selection of replacement parts, conveyor belt assemblies and accessories ready to ship. The parts and service help you need are just a phone call away.

  • System Service
  • Customer Service
  • Replacement Parts



UMD Automated Systems 9855 Salem Road P.O. Box 317 Fredericktown, OH 43019
Tel: 740-694-8614 Fax: 740-694-8619