Flexible manufacturing systems product range
- Published: May 23, 2018
Automation equipment and software manufacturer Fastems LLC is launching a FMS product family of flexible manufacturing systems.
The systems are designed to handle shorter product lifecycles, higher product mixes and lower volumes.
Included in the product family are FMS One, a fully configurable machine tool pallet automation system, and RoboFMS One, which combines the benefits of an industrial robot and a flexible manufacturing system. Both systems are built from standard modules that offer fast delivery and easy operation. MLS Multi Level Systems and RoboFMS are systems that can be customized for special needs.
The FMS systems feature increased modularity that enables fast deployment and adaptability. Standard modules reduce equipment delivery and implementation lead times and enable custom fitting of automation solutions to specific end user needs. Easy integration with a larger number of four-axis and five-axis machine tools adds to the hundreds of machine brands already capable of integration with Fastems FMS.
Greater adaptability also includes expanded access to a wide range of load handlers such as cranes and robots that can handle workpieces from 0.1 kg to 2,500 kg in any shape or size. Smaller shop floor footprints and more spacious pallet storage maximize space utilization. A key design driver is improved ergonomics, including lower system reaches that free operators from working in difficult positions.