9850 Windisch Road
West Chester , OH 45069 US
Fastems is a leading manufacturer of automated material handling and manufacturing solutions for cutting machine tools and related processes.
The offer includes consulting services in the area of material handling as well as flexible manufacturing systems, robot-based automation solutions, software for production control, portal and gantry systems as well as a comprehensive range of services. The capacity utilization of machine tools can be increased with these solutions and the processes can be optimized. With the help of the intelligent software MMS production and tool management are efficiently planned, forecasted, controlled, visualized and monitored. Due to the openness to different systems and interfaces, the opportunities offered by new technologies, digitalization and integration are consistently implemented in customer-oriented software and hardware solutions.
Fastems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fastems Oy Ab, Tampere Finland. The company established its Cincinnati-area North American headquarters in 2006 as an independent integrator of flexible automation systems. Fastems currently employs about 350 people in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and has more than 4000 systems installed worldwide.
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
Fastems' Work Cell Operations Domain Monitors, Controls Machining Cells
The Work Cell Operations (WCO) domain for Fastems’ Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) includes manual production tasks, work cells, and standalone machines in the IT-supported planning, control and monitoring of production.
Taking an Automated Aerospace Approach
A flexible manufacturing system helps an Indiana job shop run a high mix of aerospace work for long stretches of time and function more like a contract 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.
August 2019 Product Spotlight: Robots & Automation
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on robotic arm and related technologies.
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 Manages Two Machine Tools Simultaneously
The Fastems RoboCell One is designed for handling heavy workpieces weighing up to 176 lbs. (80 kg).
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.
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.
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.
Automation Products Ease High-Mix, Low-Volume Production
IMTS 2018: Fastems LLC’s automation products are designed to handle high-mix, low-volume production.
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.
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.
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 Becomes a Premium Robot Supplier for Fastems Factory Automation Systems
The partnership is being described as one of mutual transparency and reliability.
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.
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.
Pallet System Automates HMCs
Fastems’ FPC pallet system is designed as a compact, cost-effective solution for automating horizontal machining centers.
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.