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Learn About the Best Tool Management Practices and Automating Tool Processes


Booth Program Thursday 12 Sep

11:00-11.15 AM Ilkka Saarimaa: The Best Tool Management Practices and Tool Automation

4.00-4.15 PM Ilkka Saarimaa: The Best Tool Management Practices and Tool Automation

Machine stops due to tool shortages? Scrap or spindle crashes due to tool loading errors? Low machine utilization due to short tool lives? Lot of resources needed for tool renewal work? Welcome to Fastems Tool Management Thursday to learn the best cutting tool management practices, step by step. In addition we will demonstrate how to automate cutting tool transfers into machining centers.


Learning Sessions: What Are the Best Tool Management Practices and How to Automate Tool Processes?

Join our 15-minute learning sessions to learn a 4-step approach to efficient cutting tool management in a machining environment. Starting from turning your tool setup process predictive and automating tool data transfers, ending up to highly automated tool sharing and reworking, you can increase your machine spindle utilization and save significant time by re-thinking your tool processes!

Join one of the demo sessions and learn:

  • How to recognize tool bottlenecks in machining environment?
  • How to turn tool setup work predictive and avoid machine stops?
  • How to eliminate errors in tool loading with a tool presetter and automatic data transfer?
  • How to share and transfer cutting tools between machining centers automatically, and achieve high spindle utilization in high tool demand?
  • How to save time from your tool setups?

Presentations on Thursday 12 September at 11 AM and 4 PM, booth 338966 in South Hall! You can also book your own demo by selecting suitable time from our calendar.

Ilkka Saarimaa Fastems


Ilkka Saarimaa, Head of Account Management

Ilkka Saarimaa is an experienced FMS specialist that has worked at Fastems since 2007. During these years he’s worked with services, customer project management, technical sales, account management and many years in product management, concentrating mainly in milling machines and pallet automation. What is driving Ilkka forward is to see customers taking their full production capacity into use with the help of flexible automation and turning their machining operations into repeatable processes.

Reserve Your Own IMTS Demo!

To book your own demo session with us in IMTS, select a time from the below Calendly calendar – or email us at

Fastems Automation Success Showcase at IMTS

In addition to flexible automation systems for milling and mill-turn machining centers, Fastems is presenting its full offering portfolio including automation for multi-tasking lathes, turn-mill machine tools and non-machining processes; various digital manufacturing solutions and productivity-enhancing services. Check our showcases, other theme days and learning sessions at booth 338966 in South Hall here.

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