Unlike typical pallet systems that handle only machine pallets, the company says its product uses the MMS control to manage raw materials, in-process machining, program management, tool delivery and automatic tool data updating through finished parts. The system is said to allow manufacturers to machine production to a schedule, add and prioritize rush jobs within the job queue and modify work in process. In addition, there is an option to link the system to a networked MRP system.
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