CNC Automation for Starrag machine tools
“ We grew much faster than planned. The Fastems system has given us the flexible options we need and has been of fundamental assistance to our growth to the present day.”
CEO of Gressel, a company with Starrag and Fastems
Are you looking to automate your Starrag machine tools to make the most of your investment? Look no more – Fastems and Starrag have been working together for decades, helping hundreds of CNC manufacturers globally take their productivity to the next level. We automate 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 Starrag milling machines, so we have an extensive library of ready-made interfaces available. You can also have multiple different Starrag models integrated into the same automation system.
40 years of automation
Hundreds of Starrag machines integrated
Find the automation solution for your Starrag machine
We have ready-made and working interfaces for most of the Starrag 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 Starrags with CNC automation
We have an extensive history of creating extremely well performing production systems to metal shops all over the world, together with Starrag. When you combine your Starrag 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 Starrag success stories
“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.