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From 1 to 3 milling machines

Easy and Extendable Pallet 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?

FPC is a standardized pallet automation solution easily superseding pallet pools or automatic pallet changers. It can be extended for up to 3 machine tools and thanks to the state-of-the-art software MMS, is capable of production scheduling and execution, enabling transparent and reliable delivery times. FPC also features lights out manufacturing.

FPC is a factory tested unit ensuring quick on-site operations and production ramp-up.

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Automate Your Milling Machine

FPC is a fast-to-deploy and easy to use automation solution for milling machines with 400 to 1000 mm pallets. The high pallet capacity in a small footprint and various production scheduling options allow for high machine tool utilization and excellent lights out production capacity. The system can also be extended for up to 3 machine tools by just simply adding one or two extra containers!

“Our machine utilization raise from 30% to 70% and the setup times halved. Now we can produce small batches and high mix of parts economically.”

CEO of Kytola Instruments

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For 400-1000 mm pallets

Integrate with any machine tool 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.

Easy Deployment

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.

Future Proof Investment

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.

The Best Automation for 1 to 3 Milling Machines

The wide integration library, extensibility and various scheduling capabilities with real-time production monitoring are what make FPC a superior automation solution for milling machines.

ComparisonMachine with automatic pallet changerPallet poolFPC
Unmanned production capacity2 pallets6 palletsUp to 12 pallets per machine (max. 36)
Avg machine utilization40 %65 %85 %
Machines run per operator113
Cost of automationNone100.000 € per machine130.000 € + 60.000 € per added machine
ExtandabilityBuy a new machineBuy a new systemAdd a plug-and-play extension
Automatic production planningNoNoYes
Order priorizationManualManualAutomatic
Automatic real-time KPI reportsNoNoYes
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)

Streamline Your Production

MMS, the control software of FPC, is always one step ahead by automatically calculating the optimized production workflow and necessary resources based on orders. It adapts automatically to changes in your daily production schedule and displays useful insights to maintain the production output.

1 | Production Planning

2 | Production Resource Check

3 | Production Execution

4 | Following Production KPIs

Technical Data

Parameter FPC-750 FPC-750XL FPC-1000 FPC-1500 FPC-1800 FPC-3000
Load weight, incl. pallet (kg) 750 1000 1500 1800 3000
Nominal machine pallet size (mm) 400×400 or 500×500 500×500 or 630×630 630×630 or 630×800 630×630 or 800×800 800×800 or 1000×1000
Load size

(X x Z mm)

750×750 950×950 1050×1000 1050×1000 Ø1600
Load rotational diameter

(Ø mm)

800 1250 1250 1250 1600
Load height, incl. pallet

(H mm)

900 1100 1200 1325 1800
Storage capacity by container unit 12 16 10 10 12 6
Length, base container (mm) 7200 9235 7530 9240 9240 11500
Length, extension container (mm) 6910 8980 7270 8980 8980 11500
Width (mm) 2250 2380 2380 2380 3600
Height, container (mm) 2800 2800 2800 2880 2900
Maximum height (mm) 3850 4150 4150 4280 2900
Control software MMS

See What Our Customers Say

Here are some customer testimonials for you to read!

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.

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