CNC Automation for Heller machine tools
“Automation secures jobs since we can now respond significantly better to order fluctuations. At the moment, our robot cell runs at a capacity of 90 percent, producing 32 different components unmanned in 2 ghost shifts.”
Operations Manager at Allmatic Jakob Spannsysteme, a company with Heller and Fastems
Are you looking to automate your Heller machine tools to make the most of your investment? Look no more – Fastems and Heller have been working together for decades, helping hundreds of CNC manufacturers globally take their productivity to the next level. We automate milling machines from easy entry-level solutions to more complex production systems with any additional processes integrated. In addition to new machines, we can automate the already existing machines on your shop floor.
Over the past 40 years we have integrated hundreds of Heller milling machines, so we have an extensive library of ready-made interfaces available. You can also have multiple different Heller models integrated into the same automation system.
40 years of automation
Hundreds of Heller machines integrated
Hundreds of customers
Find the automation solution for your Heller machine
We automate Heller milling machines – we have ready-made and working interfaces for most of the Heller machine tools. Find yours on the table!
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.
Triple the value of your Hellers with CNC automation
We have an extensive history of creating extremely well performing production systems to metal shops all over the world, together with Heller. When you combine your Heller machine tool(s) with Fastems flexible automation, you can get closer to the ultimate target of manufacturing of doing the right things at the right time – all the time. In numbers, that means during all of the yearly 8,760 hours.
Automation transforms daily operations, making them much more productive, efficient and stable. Automation helps in minimizing set-up times as the next batch can be be prepared while the previous is being machined. At the end of the day, the operational benefits are measurable in the five key production metrics mentioned in the pyramid above.
Improved financial results are of course driven by development in operations such as higher utilization of resources, more throughput, higher quality and more proactive production planning. The effect in short: the production achieves higher volumes and profits and operates with less money (less stocks and WIP).
Customers and people
Smarter operations are good both for the workforce and customers. They help fight the challenge of finding and keeping skilled labor and being able to deliver quality on time – while remaining profitable.
Read some Heller success stories
Allmatic - Jakob Spannsysteme
“Many manufacturers were shaking their heads about my idea for automated changeover. With Fastems, we have mastered this challenge”
“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.”
Fulfilling demands for higher productivity, longer machine running times and wide product range with intelligent automation.
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.
“What convinced us was the MLS-concept: a standard system comprised of modules that can be constructed and expanded according to needs.”
Franz Haas WaffelMaschinen
Fastems MLS enables a third unmanned shift daily and also production without personnel on the weekends.