CNC Automation for Other Metalworking Processes
Metalworking + Automation = Rewarding Investment
In addition to milling and turning operations, Fastems supplies automation for many other metalworking processes and machinery that are used in medium-to-high mix production. These processes are typically automated as stand-alone but can also be included as a part of automation solution by Fastems. For metalworking supportive processes like washing, measuring or marking, see this page.
What Other Metalworking Processes Do We Typically Automate?
Fastems has 40 years of automation experience around metalworking processes. If you can’t find your application here, be in touch with your local Fastems representative!
Grinding, Polishing, Honing And Boring
Polishing or grinding can be completed with a robot cell while dedicated boring and honing machines can be served with robotic tending. Boring processes can be often completed with milling machines as well.
Threading and drilling
Threading and drilling operations are usually done with 4 or 5 axis milling machines or turning centers but in some rare occasions also by dedicated machinery. They can be automated depending on the machine type either with pallet automation solutions or by robotic machine tending.
Sawing, forming and other metalworking
Sawing and forming machines can be automated with robotic tending applications. We have also automated many machines and processes around metalworking not fitting to any of the categories in this page. Contact your local Fastems representative to find out more!
Higher Revenue And Profits with Less Tied Capital
Improved financial results are of course driven by development in operations such as higher utilization of resources, more throughput, higher quality or more proactive production planning. The effect in short: the production achieves higher volumes and profits and operates with less money (less stocks and WIP).
Less Idling, More Capacity, Higher Quality and Easier Production Planning
Automation transforms the daily operations making them much more productive, efficient and stable. By integrating more processes into an automation system and with the help of intelligent planning and resource management features of MMS control, the production can achieve high flow and resource efficiencies.
Happier People, Customers And Planet
Automation helps fighting the challenges of finding and keeping skilled labor and being able to deliver quality on time. By increasing resource efficiency and making jobs more meaningful, safe and accessible it also supports in reaching sustainability targets.
Take these three practical steps to learn more about how to automate and improve your metalworking manufacturing:
- Download our automation guide for a practical, step-by-step instructions on how to improve and automate metalworking batch manufacturing. There is a snippet of the guide next to this text.
- Enjoy a webinar recording where our MMS product manager Janne Kivinen explains the six solution blocks of economic small batch manufacturing.
- Contact your local Fastems representative. Developing a well-working automation system requires always case-by-case evaluation, discussions and concepting. That journey can begin today!
Use the Solution Finder below to browse our automation solution platforms suitable also for other metalworking processes, and get a head start for discussing with your local Fastems representative.
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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.
Flexible production of heavier workpieces in varying batch sizes thanks to the Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) by Fastems.
TSC - Tool Service Cell
Tool Service Cell is a robot-based setup cell that automates the cutting tool renewal process.
AMC - Agile Manufacturing Cell
AMC is robot-based manufacturing cell that brings the traditional benefits of flexible manufacturing for direct machine tending.
Robotic Production Cells
Automated machine tending systems with modular design. Integrates to value-adding processes like deburring or measuring.
Automated tool logistics save money by increased unmanned production hours and secured availability.
ALD - Autoloading Cell
Automated raw material loading and ready part unloading with a robot – stable quality and longer unmanned production periods.
RFC - Robotized Finishing Cell
Automated grinding, polishing, deburring and other finishing processes for increased quality and unmanned production hours.