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Digital Manufacturing

fastems digital manufacturing

What is digital manufacturing?

Virtualize your system into a digital manufacturing experience

With our Digital Manufacturing solutions, you can educate, learn and virtually experience how a factory is run with Fastems automation systems and MMS. Educational institutions can demonstrate how automation systems work, while enterprises can train their employees safely, test production plans or build showrooms to simulate how their automation is operated.

Amaze others with a Digital Manufacturing experience!

Key benefits of Fastems
Digital Manufacturing

Industrial

For industrial use

  • Introduce your new Fastems system to the production and office employees virtually.
  • Train employees within the virtual environment during the ramp-up phase.
  • Test new products or process plans safely before implementing them in production.
  • The MMS and system layout can be verified before delivery.
  • Analyze different production operations and their efficiency virtually by testing current capability and finding areas to improve on.

Educational

For educational use

  • Teach the key principles of manufacturing and automation systems pragmatically and visually, both in theory and practice.
    • Flexibility
    • Production planning and resource management
    • Manufacturing systems and control
    • Robotics and production automation design and safety
  • Digital Manufacturing offers realistic and pragmatic learning opportunities. It’s truly learning by doing!
  • Can be utilized in research work of Digital Twin data analytics.
  • Better background information for fund applications.
Fastems virtual fms

“The challenge of education related to large technical systems is to provide enough hands-on experience. Virtual models and visualizations make it easier to explain the behavior of those systems.“

–Minna Lanz, Professor at Tampere University

Digital Manufacturing Solutions

Fastems offers three different products for digital manufacturing. Each product can be equipped with an industrial-grade operating work station, our Station Commander, which is familiar from the real production environment as well. 

Virtual MMS

Demonstrates how FMS or AMC works – regardless of your whereabouts.

  • A cloud-based solution which requires no additional hardware and can be used with just a web browser
  • Having a Station Commander is optional
  • Ability to connect additional devices, e.g. screens or projectors for presenting
  • Includes a comprehensive package of support material

System examples: FMS ONE MLS RoboCell ONE

Virtual FMS

Demonstrates how FMS works – includes MMS that runs on a local cell controller, as well as Visual Components models.

  • Services are run locally on a cell controller
    • Station Commander is optional
  • The Visual Components model communicates with MMS and showcases a detailed 3D environment
  • Possible to use for VR experience
  • Ability to connect additional devices
  • Includes a comprehensive package of support material

System examples: FMS ONE MLS

Virtual AMC

Demonstrates how a manufacturing robot cell works – includes MMS that runs on a local cell controller, and Visual Components models.

  • Services are run locally on cell controller
    • Station Commander is optional
  • The Visual Components model communicates with MMS and showcases a detailed 3D environment
  • Possible to use for VR experience
  • Ability to connect additional devices
  • Includes a comprehensive package of support material

System example: RoboCell ONE.

Different user interfaces of MMS

Not sure what MMS, FMS or AMC stand for?

  • MMS is short for Manufacturing Management Software. Fastems MMS is the industry’s most advanced production planning and execution software. Learn more about MMS.
  • FMS stands for Flexible Manufacturing System, and enables economic manufacturing of variable workpieces in small and repeatable batches.  Learn more about FMS for the metal cutting industries.
  • AMC, meaning Agile Manufacturing Cell, is a robot based manufacturing cell for flexible batch size production. Read more about Fastems AMC.

Example of a Virtual AMC simulation (RoboCell ONE)

When using MMS software, the simulation is then projected on another screen. In this video clip, you can see how the simulation looks like. This allows for a hands-on production planning experience through a Virtual AMC, 100% safely and without the need for a physical system. The interplay between MMS and the simulation model is perfectly seamless: once something is executed through MMS, the simulation shows what the system has been ordered to do. This way, the user can have a genuine and realistic production experience without any real manufacturing hardware.

Keep your manufacturing productivity up with technical support, spare parts, service agreements, maintenance, training and more.

Fastems Support 

  • All solutions are supported through the 8760 Support and other Fastems Lifecycle Services
  • Remote access allows for fast and convenient technical support
    • Most cases can be solved remotely with the help of our 24/7 technical support
  • Ability to get additional training
    • The training is the same as the training of a real-life Fastems automation system and it is tailored to your needs
Service Offering
Fastems RoboCell one virtual represantation example

Towards a Digital Twin

To fulfill the definition of a Digital Twin would mean having a real-time digital representation of a physical system that represents an actual instance and not a generic system or product​. The information flow between the digital and physical systems must be comprehensive and done in realtime. Fastems Digital Manufacturing is our first step towards developing a Digital Twin for Fastems automation solutions. It brings us closer to unleashing the full potential of true Digital Twins.

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Product Manager, Digital Products

Janne Kivinen

+358 50 4524 578

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