CNC Automation for Makino machine tools
“We knew that our older machinery and automation system were outdated, but being able to gain a real increase in productivity of 25 percent, as promised in advance, was something that really impressed us.”
Manufactruing Manager of Faiveley, a company with Makino and Fastems
Are you looking to automate your Makino machine tools to make the most of your investment? Look no more – Fastems has automated Makino machines for decades, helping hundreds of CNC manufacturers globally take their productivity to the next level. We automate both milling and turning centers, 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 lot of Makino machines, so we have an extensive library of ready-made interfaces available. You can also have multiple different Makino models integrated into the same automation system.
40 years of automation
Hundreds of Makino machines integrated
Hundreds of customers
Find the automation solution for your Makino
We automate Makino machines – we have ready-made and working interfaces for most of the Makino 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.
MLS - Multi Level System
Integrates any machine tools in the world together. Comes with industry leading software, tool automation and various auxiliary processes.
Triple the value of your Makino machines with CNC automation
We have an extensive history of creating extremely well performing production systems to metal shops all over the world, together with Makino. When you combine your Makino 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 Makino success stories
Kongsberg automotive successfully automated five existing makino 4-axis machine tools boosting productivity and usability.
Watt Drive Antriebstechnik
With various modernizations, Fastems extends the lifetime of customer’s investments.
“Being able to gain a real increase in productivity of 25 percent, as promised in advance, was something that really impressed us.”
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.