Automating existing machine tools has increased Supset’s production capacity by nearly 50 percent.
With Fastems MLS and tool management the average spindle utilization of all machines is between 95 and 98 percent.
Advanced Machining & Fabricating
FMS for Low-Volume, High-Mix shop provides stable, predictable process. Increased requests for complex components? The solution: Fastems FMS.
The word “flexible” takes on a completely new meaning with the Fastems Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS), Multi-Level System (MLS).
Development-mindset and flexible automation make a local machine shop pioneer Joensuun CNC-Machining Oy has grown to be a local pioneer of metal shops in Finland. This development is based on significant investments in flexible, automated, and intelligently controlled manufacturing, thanks to which the company has multiplied the value of its multi-axis machining expertise for its […]
Automating has lowered the unit cost and cut down the setup times in KP Component’s production.
SKF Aeroengine France
Flexible manufacturing system takes care of pallet and workpiece handling – SKF manufactures bearing components in a highly automated process The production of small batches down to single workpieces is not something generally associated with highly automated systems – especially if the production involves complex machining, with additional, sometimes difficult process steps, and when […]
Kongsberg automotive successfully automated five existing makino 4-axis machine tools boosting productivity and usability.
As the shop’s production mix and volume grew, the time required to construct multiple setups grew as well. The solution was Fastems FPC
Sant Hydraulic Technology
“Our kind of High-Mix, Small-Batch production would have been a challenge without Fastems FPC.”
MTU Aero Engines
To maximize the production capacity of its machine tools, MTU signed a contract with Fastems for the delivery of a Multi-Level System (MLS).
Allmatic - Jakob Spannsysteme
“Many manufacturers were shaking their heads about my idea for automated changeover. With Fastems, we have mastered this challenge”
CNC Industries invests in Fastems FMS. The result? Maximized spindle uptimes and flexibility to schedule for just-in-time delivery to customers.
“I cannot think of anything that would make us more productive or efficient!” Says Tuukka Pasanen, Head of Quality Assurance.
“Fastems is a world leader in FMS logistics but this installation pushed even them to the limits of their technology.”
“Being able to gain a real increase in productivity of 25 percent, as promised in advance, was something that really impressed us.”
With Fastems MLS, nearly double productivity, save on labor costs and significantly increase throughput while reducing setup times and manufacturing costs per piece
We communicate the due date and the quantity required, then MMS can ‘play chess’, says Peter Doyle, COO at Hirsh Precision.
“All this comes with a ROI time for the automation of less than two years” Jarmo Tuohimetsa, CEO
“Product lead times have improved a great deal thanks to the renewed module assembly”, Jukka Saari, General Manager at Wärtsilä.
Smothers knew to expect increased savings when he incorporated the FMS, reorganized the cell layout, and made lights-out production possible. What he didn’t expect was just how much USNR would save.
Extension of Fastems MLS with automatic loading and unloading of clamping devices, and robotic deburring of the workpieces.
Fastems robot cell servers two 5-axis machines and is controlled by MMS – true industry 4.0 combination.
Robot-based system that processes cast-iron components for truck brake systems solves the problem around finding skilled labor.
Benefits include an increase of machine tool utilization up to 7.000 hours per machine & quicker time-to-market for new products.
Dormac CNC Solutions
“Companies are increasing the spindle hours of their lathes and milling machines by using the non-workable evening and night hours.”
“Today, we wouldn’t be able to produce economically without this automation solution,” says Jörg Maier, CEO of Gressel AG.
MAN Diesel & Turbo
MAN Diesel is in fierce competition but can utilize the FPC system to keep the machine running without stopping for a long time.
“We must remain competitive” says Peter C. Berger, company director, as the reason behind acquiring Fastems FPC-3000.
Franz Haas WaffelMaschinen
Fastems MLS enables a third unmanned shift daily and also production without personnel on the weekends.
Freyssinet Aero Equipment
The aim of this FMS was not only to optimize spindle rotation but also to reduce setting times and set-up connected with series launch.
“Now it is profitable to manufacture small batches and even single parts, because the FMS reduces setup times almost to zero.”
“With a 12-pallet storage and 1 or 2 machines, the Fastems FPC-750 allows us to make very short series with no stops and all flexibility.”
“What convinced us was the MLS-concept: a standard system comprised of modules that can be constructed and expanded according to needs.”
MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller GMBH & Co
“A high degree of productivity can only be achieved here with highly automated systems.” Uwe Glöckler, divisional manager of production.
P & J Machining
“The beauty of this software is that it can respond to changes in part mix, part quantities and part due dates without additional planning by the cell team.”
As downtime through changeover has effectively been cut to nil, it does not matter whether a single product or a series must be manufactured.
Steelville Manufacturing Company
“Using a pallet system in place of standalone machining centers allows each machining center operator to deliver 26 % greater value.”
Fastems MLS provides increased capacity, greater availability, and a better working environment.
Watt Drive Antriebstechnik
With various modernizations, Fastems extends the lifetime of customer’s investments.
“For us, a medium-sized batch is on average 6 parts, so that we are basically talking about an individual series or small series production.”