Fastems LLC

9850 Windisch Road

West Chester, OH 45069 US

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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

Halter, Fastems Form Joint Venture for Halter Automation Products
Since its establishment in 2013, Halter CNC Automation has been working closely with Fastems on the engineering and development of the Halter LoadAssistant portfolio.

Fastems Software Combines Palletized and Direct Part Handling Functions
The new version of Fastems' Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) integrates three application areas in a single manufacturing software platform.

Acieta FastArc

August 2019 Product Spotlight: Robots & Automation
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on robotic arm and related technologies.

Fastems' RoboCell One.

Fastems' RoboCell One Automates Two Machines at Once
EMO 2019: Capable of automating as many as two lathes or milling machines, Fastems’ RoboCell One is designed for workpieces weighing up to 176 lbs (80 kg) within batches of different sizes.

Fastems RoboCell One. 

Fastems RoboCell One Manages Two Machine Tools Simultaneously
The Fastems RoboCell One is designed for handling heavy workpieces weighing up to 176 lbs. (80 kg).

Mikko Nyman

Mikko Nyman Appointed Fastems CEO
The former CEO, Tomas Hedenborg, will continue as an advisor to the board of directors and support Mr. Nyman in his new role until the end of the 2019.

Angela Olsen with a workpiece fixture

Horizontal Machining Plus Automation Prove to Be a Rewarding Investment
After watching a machinist take four hours to set up a part on a VMC, Dan Olsen of Mach Machine knew he had a problem. The solution seemed clear: horizontal machining. The automation system wasn’t expected; but the novelty was well worth it before long. 

Modern Machine Shop Top Shops award winners for 2018

Top Shops Winners Talk Technology, Tactics
Successful machining businesses implement effective processes and strategies both on the shop floor and in the front office. Recent chats with representatives from this year’s award-winning Top Shops shed light on some approaches they have leveraged to their advantage.

Fastems demo kiosk

Automation Products Ease High-Mix, Low-Volume Production
IMTS 2018: Fastems LLC’s automation products are designed to handle high-mix, low-volume production.

Fastems' FMS One

Automation Systems Designed for High Mix, Low Volume
Fastems LLC has designed a line of manufacturing systems to handle shorter product lifecycles, higher product mixes and lower volumes.

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. 

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.

PAUL HOGOBOOM AND RICK NELSON

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.

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.

robot-loaded CNC lathe

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

Product Categories of Fastems LLC

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