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.
Programming a robot with the same CAM software used for a multi-axis machine tool makes it unnecessary to “teach” the robot by jogging it manually from point to point and recording these point-to-point moves as the robot’s motion commands. Robotmaster is a software package that provides this CAD/CAM-based, off-line programming for robots. It runs fully integrated inside Mastercam CAM software for CNC machine tools.
Bar pullers are cost-effective alternatives to enable automated turning on CNC lathes. This article explains how they work and how shops can benefit from using them.
Turning automation helps this shop produce parts more efficiently.