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Flexible Goes Adaptive in New FMS Systems



Fastems LLC, manufacturer of automation equipment and software, is launching a new generation of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) engineered to fulfil manufacturers' growing needs to handle shorter product lifecycles, higher product mixes and lower volumes.

Included in the product family are FMS One, a fully configurable machine tool pallet automation system, and RoboFMS One, which combines the benefits of an industrial robot and a flexible manufacturing system. Both systems are built from standard modules that offer fast delivery and easy operation. MLS Multi Level Systems and RoboFMS are systems that can be customized for special needs.

The FMS systems feature increased modularity that enables fast deployment and adaptability. Standard modules reduce equipment delivery and implementation lead times and enable custom fitting of automation solutions to specific end user needs. Easy integration with a larger number of 4-axis and 5-axis machine tools adds to the many machine brands already capable of integration with Fastems FMS.

Greater adaptability also includes expanded access to a wide range of load handlers, such as cranes and robots that can handle workpieces from 0.1 kg to 2,500 kg in any shape or size. Smaller shop floor footprints and more spacious pallet storage maximize space utilization. A key design driver is improved ergonomics, including lower system reaches that free operators from working in difficult positions.

Fastems' automation equipment includes a variety of 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 virtually any 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.

For more information contact:

Fastems, LLC

9850 Windisch Road

West Chester, OH 45069

866-702-0611

info.fastems@fastems.com

www.fastems.com

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