Fastems LLC

9850 Windisch Road

West Chester, OH 45069 US


A Message from Fastems LLC

Company Profile

Fastems is a leading manufacturer of automated material handling and manufacturing solutions for cutting machine tools and related processes.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Fastems automation management software

Variety of Machine Tool Automation on Exhibit
Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018: Fastems will exhibit its automation management software and equipment. 

Management Software Automatically Administrates Shop Operations
Fastems’ Manufacturing Management Software is a progressive solution for automatic production processing, complete with planning, controlling, visualizing and monitoring capabilities.

early morning outside the EMO trade show

EMO 2017 and the Rise of Invisible Innovation
The trade show this year showcased a type of technology that is becoming increasingly difficult to display at trade shows. 

Fastems Manufacturing Management Software version 6

Pallet Handling Software Plans Production from ERP System
Gear Expo 2017: Fastems will introduce version 6 of its Manufacturing Management software (MMS) for automated pallet handling, which plans production from an ERP system, administrating NC programs and tool data.

Version six of Fastems' Manufacturing Management software

Automated Pallet Handling Software Plans Production from ERP, Pallet Stacker Systems
EMO 2017: Fastems will introduce version six of its Manufacturing Management software for automated pallet handling in metalworking, which includes planning, controlling, visualization and monitoring capabilities.

Bringing Automation to a Job Shop
A father-daughter team hopes to see big gains from the combination of a new HMC and a pallet-handling system to be installed later this year.

Kuka robot in Fastems system

Kuka Becomes a Premium Robot Supplier for Fastems Factory Automation Systems
The partnership is being described as one of mutual transparency and reliability.

Fastems Multi-Level Flexible Manufacturing System

Model Demonstrates Operator Interface
Fastems will exhibit a fully-featured scale model of its Multi-Level Flexible Manufacturing System.


Pallet System Software Boosts Cell Flexibility
The software running this shop’s newest FMS from Fastems adds a layer of automation that enhances the inherent flexibility, productivity and effectiveness of lights-out operation. Dynamic job scheduling is the key.

Fastems Welcomes East Coast Sales Manager
The position covers customers along the entire U.S. Eastern seaboard in addition to Louisiana and Mississippi.

FANUC’s LR Mate 200iD mini robot is approximately the size of a human arm with all cabling, air tubes and valves enclosed within the device, enabling it to be installed inside a machine with minimal interference.

January 2014 Product Spotlight: Robots and Automation
The Modern Equipment Review Spotlight in our January issue features robotics and industrial automation equipment. Click through the slideshow to see a selection of the highlighted products, and visit the Robots & Automation zone (link in the sidebar) to learn more.

TRD uses and Enshu HMC to produce more than 450 different parts

Flexible Fixturing Improves Cylinder Component Production
Advanced Machine and Engineering (AME) provides modular tombstone fixtures to run 56 different block sizes for Rockford, Illinois-area cylinder component manufacturer.

Fastems FPC pallet system

Pallet System Automates HMCs
Fastems’ FPC pallet system is designed as a compact, cost-effective solution for automating horizontal machining centers.

Okuma’s DS1 production facility in Oguchi, Japan

New Okuma Plant Relies on Automation, Production Control
The company says the DS1 facility in Japan is capable of 2 times the production capacity and 1/2 the lead time of the previous site.

Fastems FPC-7500 pallet container automation system

Pallet Automation System for Large Loads
Fastems’ FPC-7500 flexible pallet container automation system is designed to handle 1,000-mm and 1,250-mm pallets where large load capacity is required.

robot-loaded CNC lathe

Automation at Aztalan Engineering
A contract manufacturer expands its capacity using various approaches to feeding the machines.

The Future Is Cellular
“Cells are increasingly compelling as a strategy for round-the-clock productivity.”

Fastems Highlights Flexible Solutions at imX
Visitors to Fastems’ booth at the inaugural imX (interactive manufacturing experience) event will take away a greater comprehension of the benefits and the application of flexible manufacturing systems, the company says. “We will relay the why, where and how of utilizing factory automation to stay competitive in today’s global economic environment,” says Tomi Ketola, president of Fastems, LLC, the North American subsidiary of Fastems Oy Ab in Tampere, Finland.  Scheduled for September 12-14 in Las Vegas, imX aims to depart from the traditional trade show model and provide an interactive, educational experience.

 Wayne Wentworth

Design the Parts Around the Process
To guarantee that components for a new helicopter could be readily produced, the company looked at the capabilities of available machine tools in the market first, and then finalized the design of the components accordingly. It created a Precision Components Technology Center to embody this concept as a process for R&D prototype work. What has emerged is a flexible production model that can be duplicated at its other facilities.

Doosan HP 4000 HMC

Cell Works the Night Shift
At this aerospace and medical component manufacturer, a Doosan HMC paired with a flexible pallet magazine and cell controller from Fastems has increased production and part quality while eliminating variation throughout the production chain.

Product Categories of Fastems LLC

All Other Workpiece Handling, Loading and Feeding Equipment not specified
Automated Pallet Systems
Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
Automatic Storage/Retrieval Systems
Deburring Equipment
Deburring Machines
Machining Flex Lines
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
Pallet Changers/Shuttles and Programmable Transfer Devices
Robot Tooling/Grippers
Robots, Industrial
Tool Storage & Handling Systems