Variety of Machine Tool Automation on Exhibit
Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018: Fastems will exhibit its automation management software and equipment.
Fastems will exhibit its automation management software and equipment, including a variety of extendable and flexible manufacturing systems and robot applications, advanced 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, the company says. Typical applications range from the joining two machine tools together with a Flexible Palletized Container (FPC) to highly sophisticated, factory-wide flexible manufacturing systems.
This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.
Automated machining processes enable this maker of high-performance mountain bike parts to manufacture efficiently with minimal staff.
Custom engineered workholding fixtures are key to the effectiveness of an unusual Automated Production System (APS) recently installed at Kurt Manufacturing. It helps that one of this company’s specialties is custom engineered workholding fixtures.