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Bug-O Systems, A Division of the Weld Tooling Corporation, is a Family Owned business that started with the invention of the single Livesay Multipurpose Machine in 1943 to help automate the cutting and welding process in the manufacturing of Landing Craft for World War II.

Since that time the company has grown and evolved to become a Global Leader in the design, manufacturing and application of several lines of portable automation products for the cutting and welding industry, from small projects to cross country pipelines around the world.

What is a BUG-O System?
BUG-O Systems is a manufacturer of a system of drives, carriages, rails and attachments designed to automate welding guns, cutting torches and other hand held tools
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
Ingenious users solve fabricating problems with standard, interchangeable components at a fraction of the cost of custom designed machines or robots.
Pipe Welding
Plate Fabrication
Pressure Vessels
Ship Building
Structural Fabrication
Tank Fabrication
DC Speed Weaving Kit
The DC Speed Weaving Kit combines a DC-IV drive unit and a Speed Weaver II for those straight line welding applications that require oscillation
Automatic Arc Gouging System
Bug-O Systems AGS-4000 Automatic Gouging System features a high resolution voltage control, automatic feed head and our Modular Drive System travel
Weld Backings
Bug-O Systems weld backings are non metallic, non hygroscopic, neutral, and unlike metal backing bars, do not become part of the finished weld. 
Universal Bug-O-Matic
The Universal Bug-O-Matic is a compact unit which combines a powerful drive and precision oscillator all in one housing. 
Girth and Vertical Welders
Bug-O Systems offers Automatic Girth and Vertical Welders for tank fabrication applications. 
Supports and Accessories
Bug-O Systems Supports & Accessories include welding and cutting racking groups, panographs and supports that can be utilized with our products.
Con-o precision contour burning and beveling machines produce elliptical cuts and bevels in pipes and cylinders. 
Shape Machines
Bug-O’s Programmable Shape Machines are easy to use 2-axis machines which you can program to run any contour or pattern for both welding and cutting
Modular Drive System
The Modular Drive System is the only product in the industry that allows the user to configure one machine for various automated applications. 
Programmable Gantry
The Programmable Gantry System provides coordinated motion in two axis, using three drives.
Bug-O Uni-bugs are designed to run directly on your work piece. They fit specific steel profiles such as flat bar, angle, channel, I-beams and bulb flats.
The Hob-o is a lightweight precision Hole Borer and Beveler that is easy to use. It is easily carried to the work, and is quickly centered on the work piece.
Modular Drive System and SpinArc® Technology
Two well known technologies come together to provide the highest level of productivity and quality welds with little or no bevel required.
Beam Bug III
The Beam Bug is a lightweight, easy to carry machine designed to cut beams, channels and angles from one rail setting.
Speed Weaver II
The Speed Weaver II is a compact, precision, all-position machine, designed for maximum versatility in oscillation.
DC General Welding Kit
The DC General Welding and DC Heavy Duty Welding Kit are both available for the DC-IV. Each kit includes the DC-IV, rail, cable anchor and welding group.
Rails & Attachments
Bug-O Systems offers rail for a variety of applications. Each type of rail requires a corresponding carriage and magnets or vacuum cups.
All Position Overlay System
The All Position Overlay System is designed for pulp digesters, boiler tube walls or any vessel or surface that requires over-lay repair. 
Piper-Plus Pipe Welding System
The PIPER-PLUS is a self contained, digitally controlled, mechanized pipe welding system, producing high deposition rates with excellent weld quality 
Programmable Circle Burners/Welders
Bug-O Programmable Automatic Circle Burners cut straight or beveled holes on domed heads, vessels and large diameter pipe. 
The Trac-Bug is a compact friction drive cutting machine that will ride on any standard 6" (152 mm) V-grooved track. 
Saddle & Elbow Cutters
Bug-O Saddle and Elbow Cutters automate the cutting of saddle cuts, offset cuts, laterals, miters, holes and shapes quickly, easily, and economically.
CIR-O machines are lightweight, heavy-duty, multiple use circular drives. 
Bug-O Systems offers both manual and self-propelled portable bevelers. Our bevelers allow you to produce clean machined bevels on plate or pipe.
Bug-O Gantry / Side Beam Automatic Welding Systems
Bug-O Gantry and Side Beam Units are custom designed assemblies that are used in a variety of applications such as automated seam and beam welder
Stiffener Welders
Bug-O Stiffener Welders are self-contained, dual head welding travel carriages with integrated wire feeders and spool mounts.
The Bug-O K-Bug series includes compact portable fillet welders for straight line or stitch welding as well as weavers for all position welding.
Circle Welders/Burners with Rise & Fall Cam
Bug-O Automatic Circle Burners cut square or beveled holes in lightweight pipe or vessels. Automatic Circle Welders are designed for single or multipass.
Automatic Height Control
Bug-O Systems’ Automatic Height Control is a compact, easy to use accessory designed to maintain a constant welding torch-to-work distance.
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