Flexible manufacturing systems
Flexible manufacturing systems are used to automate pallet-based machining centers. An FMS consists of loading stations, pallet storage, and integrated machine tools. The FMS automatically transfers pallets within the system, which makes it possible to load several pallets in advance and minimize setup times. Fastems offers a wide range of systems starting from a small FPC – a cost-efficient alternative to a traditional pallet pool – up to large MLS systems with all imaginable production and manufacturing control functions and simulations.
The heart of all Fastems FMS systems is sophisticated control software that can schedule production based on the production orders, manage and transfer NC programs, and run unmanned production. The user interface runs on Microsoft Windows.
The MLS systems can store material pallets as well as machining pallets and thus manage material handling. Other advanced features include tool data management and even a central tool storage (CTS) that stores tools and transfers them to the machine tools as needed – significantly reducing the number of tools needed for production and time needed to manage tools.
The robot cells are used to automate machine tools that are not pallet-based, such as lathes. Fastems robot cells can run unmanned production and are strikingly easy to use thanks to the Fastwizard touch screen user interface. Fastems has delivered more than 1500 robotics solutions for different customer needs, such as machine tending, deburring, assembly, welding, and material handling.
Import business and training
Fastems imports machine tools, robots, injection molding machines, and accessories to Finland and the Baltic countries. We provide training courses for our own factory automation systems and offer training for Fanuc robots, Siemens, and Heidenhain controls. Our training facilities are in Finland and Sweden.