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Automation and Digital Factory Solutions

Fastems LLC, manufacturer of automation equipment and software, will share its knowledge and experience relevant to the aerospace industry at AeroDef Manufacturing 2018 at Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA, March 26-29. Fastems has experience in automating the manufacture of metal and composite wing parts, fuselage parts, engine components and other industry-specific workpieces.

Further supporting the company's expertise in helping companies move towards Industry 4.0, Tomi Kankainen, Chief Digital Officer for Fastems, will present "Customer-Centric Data in Flexible Manufacturing Systems" on March 29 at 9:45 AM in Room 102.

The company's exhibit will highlight its automation management software and its ergonomic operator interface. Fastems' Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) is a solution for automatic production processing, complete with planning, controlling, visualization and monitoring capabilities. Based on a manufacturer's current order and required or available resources, the software plans the production straight from an ERP system.

Not only does MMS administrate NC programs needed for the production processes, but also the tool data. It also monitors tool life and prompts the operator for new tooling, if required. If an unforeseen situation should arise that was not included in the production plan, for example, a particularly urgent order, MMS can automatically rearrange the schedule in real time, taking into account the changed production process priorities.

Fastems' automation equipment includes extendable and flexible manufacturing systems and robot applications, such as controls; stacker cranes; conveyors; loading/unloading stations; pallet magazines and assembly organizers; and raw material stations. These open automation systems can be incorporated with most modern CNC machine tool and auxiliary equipment brands. Typical applications range from joining two machine tools together with a Flexible Palletized Container (FPC) to highly sophisticated, factory-wide flexible manufacturing systems.

Fastems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fastems Oy Ab, Tampere Finland.

For more information contact:

Fastems, LLC

9850 Windisch Road

West Chester, OH 45069

513-779-4614 / 866-702-0611

AeroDef Booth 654

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