Spring 2012 Update


We are pleased to have Jarrod Bichon join MJ this past fall as our Manager of Automation and Robotics. His responsibilities will include project evaluations, project management, product development and sales related to robotics and manufacturing automation applications. Jarrod has over 10 years of experience in robotic applications with a well known robotic supplier where he worked his way up from an applications engineer to the President of the company. We hope to provide him a very challenging position with extensive opportunities to further develop his experience in the custom machine design and robotic applications focus.

Jarrod also helps expand the technical expertise offered by MJ with his extensive welding experience backed by a Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering degree from Ohio State


We are currently working on a completely new design for the MJ website with a goal of being easier to navigate and do a better job of representing our capabilities by highlighting past projects.
Our goal is to have it up and running early this year.


MJ has been providing design and analysis services for a wide range of industry including medical, heavy truck, mining machinery and fire truck industry for many years now. Over the past couple of years we have added amusement park rides to that list.

Primarily MJ is providing finite element analysis (FEA) verifications for ride capacities, verification of cables, sheaves, cylinders, chain, shackles, bolts, welded connections, bearings, etc, wind load calculations, basic ride kinematics, static and dynamic outrigger loads and blocking pressure on the ground, fatigue calculations, and assistance with Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).


Engineering Consulting services are a core service provided by MJ Engineering, these services vary from customer to customer and project to project. Some examples of these services are;

Finite Element Analysis:

  • Failure Analysis
  • Verification of a design to meet process requirements

Professional Engineering Services:

  • Design and certification of lifting devices
  • Wind load Certifications
  • Canopy Certifications

Engineering Design Services:

  • Engineering support for project staffing
  • Complete engineering design team service

Engineering Consulting:

  • Research and document process capabilities including new technologies
  • System/process review – feasibility of automation studies
  • Engineering Studies
    • Automated Inspection capabilities
    • Time Studies
    • Concept and Design reviews
    • Concept / product testing


Like many companies we are constantly trying to improve, one of the methods we use is technical training. This can range from specific product training to training focused on a process or application. Some of the training attended by MJ staff this year includes; MICROSCAN Vision systems, Introduction to Pro-E Wildfire 4.0, Fundamentals of Hydraulics, Cognex Insight/Easy Builder, FANUC-(Intelligent Robot Options, Basic Robot Operations, New Product Training, iRVision, Force Control), Sensopart Vison Systems, SICK Vision systems, Professional Development and Time Management.