Plug-and-play CNC automation
Are you looking for an easy and factory tested automation solution for 1-3 machine tools? With excellent options for future extensions? Would you like to have good ergonomics and excellent user experiences?
What is FPC?
Fits for machine tools of any brand
First you select the right horizontal machining center for your production needs. We can automate nearly any milling machine – FPC has already been integrated with hundreds of different machine tools, and the number is constantly rising.
Fast delivery and ramp-up
It is an easy and factory-tested first-step pallet automation for milling machines. FPC is a plug-and-play solution and its deployment only takes days. FPC increases the spindle hours, cuts setup times close to zero and enables lights-out manufacturing. It also adapts to any changes in your job list automatically.
Extends from 1 to 3 Machine Tools
The world is constantly changing, and the production needs as well. That’s why we want to provide not only a solution for today, but also an investment that pays back tomorrow. FPC can be later extended to run up to three milling machines, thus covering your future growth as well. Plug-and-play.
What makes FPC the best first-step CNC automation?
|Comparison||Machine with automatic pallet changer||Pallet pool||FPC|
|Unmanned production capacity||2 pallets||6 pallets||Up to 12 pallets per machine (max. 36)|
|Avg machine utilization||40 %||65 %||85 %|
|Machines run per operator||1||1||3|
|Cost of automation||None||100.000 € per machine||130.000 € + 60.000 € per added machine|
|Extandability||Buy a new machine||Buy a new system||Add a plug-and-play extension|
|Automatic production planning||No||No||Yes|
|Automatic real-time KPI reports||No||No||Yes|
|Floor space (incl. operation space)||40 m2 (120 m2 for 3 machines)||60 m2 (180 m2 for 3 machines)||66 m2 (160 qm2 for 3 machines)|
800 units installed and running globally
35 machine tool brands
40 years of automation experience
140k€ base price installed and delivered
As the shop’s production mix and volume grew, the time required to construct multiple setups grew as well. The solution was Fastems FPC
Sant Hydraulic Technology
“Our kind of High-Mix, Small-Batch production would have been a challenge without Fastems FPC.”
Automating has lowered the unit cost and cut down the setup times in KP Component’s production.
Automating existing machine tools has increased Supset’s production capacity by nearly 50 percent.
“All this comes with a ROI time for the automation of less than two years” Jarmo Tuohimetsa, CEO
“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.”
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.
“We must remain competitive” says Peter C. Berger, company director, as the reason behind acquiring Fastems FPC-3000.
Download Whitepaper for Automating CNC Milling Machines
This whitepaper discusses topics around shop floor productivity: striving for LEAN manufacturing, what kind of machine tool strategy to select and how to feed the machines with pallet-based automation solutions. We also represent the most typical pallet automation solutions in the market and the production planning methods around them.