Fastems LLC will showcase its CNC automation solutions for milling and turning machines at booth 339186 in the South Building at IMTS 2022.
The company will highlight the world premiere of Flexible Pallet Tower FPT, a compact automation solution for APC and no-APC 4 and five axis machining centres with 300 to 630mm pallets. FPT accommodates up to 24 pallets in 113 square feet, with configurable storage allowing for different pallet heights, boosting machine tool utilization and lights-out production capacity. FPT can be integrated with over 90 different machine tool brands.
Fastems will also debut the newest version of Manufacturing Management Software (MMS). MMS Version 8 plans, runs and monitors all Fastems automation systems and integrates with various other software and devices to enable flexible and cost optimized production for any batch size. The highlight of MMS Version 8 is the new Insights module that gathers and digests production data and turns it to practical productivity-enhancing tips related to machine, tool and fixture usage. Version 8 also offers an easy single-view user interface with drag-and-drop production orders for one-machine pallet systems, the EasyRoute feature for introducing new workpieces into production in under 60 seconds, and an automatic Order Generator for recurring orders or maintaining a certain stock level.
Fastems offers variety of robotic solutions for machine tending but also to handle other value-adding processes in manufacturing, such as measuring, tool management – even finishing and deburring – which can be done with Fastems’ new modular Robotic Finishing Cell. These solutions are often used together with Fastems flexible manufacturing systems.
Fastems is also launching a new myFastems portal providing real-time automation status information, alerts, system and maintenance history as well as easy ways to contact Fastems support. The portal also provides odometry and usage analyses for service interval optimization, and a spare part and maintenance order tool.
In addition to the booth activity, IMTS 2022 attendees will also be able to hear Fastems USA president Nathan Turner present “CNC Machining Automation – Best Practices for Flexibility, Resilience, and Profitability” on Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. in Room W193-A. Turner will present field-proven ways to produce small, high-mix batches economically by combining the efficiencies of physical movement, process integration, production planning, and employee engagement.
“We are excited to be back at McCormick Place for the in-person IMTS 2022,” said Turner. “There is nothing like being able to engage with our customers personally and demonstrating our innovative automation solutions to a live audience. People can actually see the benefits of automation and learn more about how it can help them optimize their manufacturing operations.”