Multi Level System
What is MLS?
MLS does it all
Looking for a tailored flexible manufacturing solutions to integrate and automate any machine tools and value-adding processes together? Have a need for tool automation? Large or heavy pallets? Appreciate various loading stations options?
Fastems MLS handles even the most demanding and complex manufacturing settings: it manages tools, finishing processes, quality control, automatic fixture loading (and manual machine tool scheduling). It comes with a wide range of loading and material stations. Payloads vary from 500 to 11 000 kg.
MLS utilizes the full module stack of industry’s leading manufacturing control system, MMS, with predictive scheduling and production execution.Brochure
Mix pallet and tool automation with finishing processes
Intelligent production planning and scheduling software
Multiple machine tool types in one automation system
What you gain
- Automation solution for every 3 to 5 axis machine tool
- Easy and straightforward extendability
- Great user ergonomics and intuitive operations
- Material logistics integration
- High pallet transfers per hour-capacity
- Ready for robotic applications
- Ready for customized integration
Manufacturing Management Software
MLS comes with industry’s finest production planning and execution software, MMS. Manufacturing Management Software is always one step ahead by automatically calculating the optimized production workflow and necessary resources, including tools, based on orders.
MMS adapts automatically to changes in the daily production schedule and displays information to maintain the production output.
See what our clients say about MLS
With Fastems MLS and tool management the average spindle utilization of all machines is between 95 and 98 percent.
MTU Aero Engines
To maximize the production capacity of its machine tools, MTU signed a contract with Fastems for the delivery of a Multi-Level System (MLS).
Extension of Fastems MLS with automatic loading and unloading of clamping devices, and robotic deburring of the workpieces.
Benefits include an increase of machine tool utilization up to 7.000 hours per machine & quicker time-to-market for new products.
“Fastems is a world leader in FMS logistics but this installation pushed even them to the limits of their technology.”
Franz Haas WaffelMaschinen
Fastems MLS enables a third unmanned shift daily and also production without personnel on the weekends.
“Today, we wouldn’t be able to produce economically without this automation solution,” says Jörg Maier, CEO of Gressel AG.
“What convinced us was the MLS-concept: a standard system comprised of modules that can be constructed and expanded according to needs.”
Fulfilling demands for higher productivity, longer machine running times and wide product range with intelligent automation.
MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller GMBH & Co
“A high degree of productivity can only be achieved here with highly automated systems.” Uwe Glöckler, divisional manager of production.
“Now it is profitable to manufacture small batches and even single parts, because the FMS reduces setup times almost to zero.”
P & J Machining
“The beauty of this software is that it can respond to changes in part mix, part quantities and part due dates without additional planning by the cell team.”
Steelville Manufacturing Company
“Using a pallet system in place of standalone machining centers allows each machining center operator to deliver 26 % greater value.”
Fastems MLS provides increased capacity, greater availability, and a better working environment.
|Load weight (kg)
|Machine pallet size (mm)
|Maximum load size (mm)
|Load height (mm)
|Stacker crane load handler
|Double stroke rotating
|Material pallets in the same system
|Number of integrated machine tools
|Brand of machine tools
|Any machine tool brand available on the market
|Number of pallet places