Automation pays – always!
Fastems automation makes it possible to automate production with machine tools and thus enables unmanned production. At the same time, the production capacity and utilization rate of the machine tools are increased.
Stand-alone machine tools typically achieve less than 2000 spindle hours a year whereas machine tools integrated into an FMS system are able to exceed 6000 spindle hours per year. The best flexible manufacturing systems have reached over 7200 production hours a year in continuously changing batch production. Increased spindle utilization rates together with lower operating costs enable rapid return on investment (ROI).
Fastems makes it easy to integrate your machine tools into an automation system that optimizes their productivity. Using an FMS is easy: you just need to enter the order and its due date, and the system takes care of the rest.
Run your production just the way you want!
Fastems can help you get your production running the way you want, whether your goal is agile or lean production with the just-in-time (JIT/JOT) approach, kanban, mass production or variable batch sizes with steady quality, or 100% traceability of the manufactured parts.
With Fastems automation, you can reduce your cycle times and increase your productivity and utilization rates while keeping the WIP small.
More cash flow through improved lead times
Fastems automation frees tied-up capital, cuts personnel costs, and improves quality at the same time.
Efficient material management and logistics together with advanced production planning features make it possible to run production with only a little presetting and fewer operating personnel, yet still improve quality as there are fewer human factors affecting the production.
This enables short lead times and small batch sizes, while preserving the benefits of mass production. Zero setup times with ready-to-use fixtures for repeatable jobs make batch sizes as small as one viable for profitable production. The system saves factory floor space as materials, fixtures, and pallets are stored within the FMS.