CNC Automation for Okuma machine tools
“We got FMS up and running in January 2017 and never looked back. It was the best decision we ever made.”
President of Mach Machine, a company with Okuma and Fastems
Are you looking to automate your Okuma machine tools to make the most of your investment? Look no more – Fastems and Okuma have been working together for decades, helping hundreds of CNC manufacturers globally take their productivity to the next level. We automate both lathes and milling machines, from easy plug-and-play 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 Okuma milling and turning machines, so we have an extensive library of ready-made interfaces available. You can also have multiple different Okuma models integrated into the same automation system.
40 years of automation
Hundreds of Okuma machines integrated
Hundreds of customers
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.
Triple the value of your Okumas with CNC automation
We have an extensive history of creating extremely well performing production systems to metal shops all over the world, together with Okuma. When you combine your Okuma 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.
As the shop’s production mix and volume grew, the time required to construct multiple setups grew as well. The solution was Fastems FPC
Advanced Machining & Fabricating
FMS for Low-Volume, High-Mix shop provides stable, predictable process. Increased requests for complex components? The solution: Fastems FMS.
We communicate the due date and the quantity required, then MMS can ‘play chess’, says Peter Doyle, COO at Hirsh Precision.