CNC Automation for General & Special Machine Building
Profitable and Flexible CNC Manufacturing For Industrial Machine Builders
Automating the CNC manufacturing of parts for industrial machinery makes production profitable and flexible at the same time. It enables high spindle hours and resource utilization, fast and reliable lead times, constant quality, full traceability and automated production planning for flexibility even when facing sudden changes. Want to know how? Download our CNC automation guide from below!
Fastems is the leading supplier of CNC automation solutions for variable batch manufacturing. We’re an open-integrator with over 40 years and 4000 systems worth of experience – the vast majority of it around industrial machine building. We integrate your CNC machines and supportive processes to one highly productive unit operated with our industry-leading MMS control.Get your free CNC automation guide
CNC automation applications include parts for:
- Machine tools, tooling, pallets and fixtures
- Grippers and chucks
- Die & Mold equipment
- General industrial machinery
- Special & precision industrial machinery
Production Challenges and Automation Benefits:
- More customization and amount of variants
- Shorter lead times and planning horizon
- Costs & tied capital reduction
- Demand variance
- Traceability needs
- Availability of workers
- Constant quality
Automate Production – Not Just Movement
Learn how to get the most out of your CNC machines and other equipment in machine building industry. Applying batch production automation best practices summarized below:
- Stabilize and integrate manufacturing process steps
- Automate physical part transfers throughout the value chain
- Benefit from automated, intelligent production planning software
Case Examples from the General And Special Machine Building Industry
Read more about the solutions we have delivered to the general and special machine building industries.
With Fastems MLS and tool management the average spindle utilization of all machines is between 95 and 98 percent.
We communicate the due date and the quantity required, then MMS can ‘play chess’, says Peter Doyle, COO at Hirsh Precision.
Advanced Machining & Fabricating
FMS for Low-Volume, High-Mix shop provides stable, predictable process. Increased requests for complex components? The solution: Fastems FMS.
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 […]
Here you can browse and filter our CNC automation solutions suitable for the special and general machine building industries. The filtering can be used based on e.g. the process type, typical batch size, whether or not pallet automation is needed or by machine tool brands and models. If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us directly – as an open integrator we can automate almost any machine tool!
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FPT - Flexible Pallet Tower
Easy plug-and-play pallet tower that supersedes traditional pallet pools and automatic pallet changers.
FPS - Flexible Pallet System
Modular FMS for multiple 4 or 5 axis milling or mill-turn machine tools with 300 to 630 mm pallets or zero-point plates.
FPC - Flexible Pallet Container
Easy and extendable pallet automation solution that supersedes pallet pools and automatic pallet changers.
MLS - Multi Level System
Integrates any machine tools in the world together. Comes with industry leading software, tool automation and various auxiliary processes.
Flexible production of heavier workpieces in varying batch sizes thanks to the Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) by Fastems.
TSC - Tool Service Cell
Tool Service Cell is a robot-based setup cell that automates the cutting tool renewal process.
AMC - Agile Manufacturing Cell
AMC is robot-based manufacturing cell that brings the traditional benefits of flexible manufacturing for direct machine tending.
Robotic Production Cells
Automated machine tending systems with modular design. Integrates to value-adding processes like deburring or measuring.
Automated tool logistics save money by increased unmanned production hours and secured availability.
ALD - Autoloading Cell
Automated raw material loading and ready part unloading with a robot – stable quality and longer unmanned production periods.
RFC - Robotized Finishing Cell
Automated grinding, polishing, deburring and other finishing processes for increased quality and unmanned production hours.