Fastems LLC announces a fully featured scaled model of its Multilevel FMS (flexible manufacturing system), which will be controlled by a full-size MMS5 software operator interface. Its capabilities can extend from a single manufacturing cell to a fully-integrated shop-wide system. The MMS5 can also be combined with other manufacturing plant software, such as ERP and MRP systems. The interface is compatible with MTConnect.
The model typifies the variety of extendable and flexible manufacturing systems and robot applications that the company offers. These offerings include MMS (Manufacturing Management System) controls, stacker cranes, conveyors, loading/unloading stations, pallet magazines and assembly organizers, and raw material stations. These “open” automation systems can be incorporated with virtually any modern CNC machine tool and auxiliary equipment brands. Typical applications range from joining two machine tools together with a Flexible Palletized Container (FPC) to factory-wide flexible manufacturing systems.