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September 18-23: Fastems to Spotlight Intelligent Automation Technologies for High-Mix CNC Production at EMO 2023

Fastems will present its automation equipment, software and expertise for manufacturers attending EMO 2023 in Hannover, Germany from September 18-23, 2023. The company will feature its new 4- and 5-axis milling automation solutions, the Flexible Pallet Tower (FPT) and Flexible Pallet System (FPS), as well as the Auto-Loading Cell (ALD) for robotic loading of parts into pallets.


Highlights include:

Flexible Pallet Tower for 4- and 5-axis CNC Machines

To enable lights-out manufacturing and high spindle utilization in high-mix production with 4- and 5-axis milling and mill-turn machines, including vertical 5-axis machines, Fastems launched its Flexible Pallet Tower (FPT) in 2022. "This year Fastems is releasing a new larger version for 1,000 kg payloads and 500-630 mm pallets," a Fastems spokesperson said. "With an extremely compact footprint of just 19 square meters, FPT-1000 can accommodate 12 to 24 machining pallets of two different heights and enable order-based production with a single CNC. Fastems welcomes EMO visitors to see the system live at their booth!"


Modular Flexible Pallet System for 4- and 5-Axis Milling Machines Fits for Any Shopfloor

Fastems has announced the launch of a multimachine version of the above-listed FPT - Flexible Pallet System (FPS, a modular solution with a unique 360-degree design. Compared to typical flexible manufacturing system, FPS allows customer to place machine tools, pallet storage units and operator loading stations flexibly utilizing all the four sides of the system.


Auto-Loading Cell Maximizes Unmanned FMS Production Capacity

The Auto-Loading Cell (ALD) ensures that the Fastems FMS runs unmanned around the clock – even when pallet demand is high. The robot cell loads and unloads the parts to and from the pallets automatically and re-clamps parts between machining operations. "In addition to making sure the FMS runs lights out nights and weekends, ALD can reduce the pallet and fixture need significantly. Fastems live robot showcase in EMO demonstrates the principles of auto-loading functionality, including clamping the part in different operations, into conventional clamping fixtures that are more affordable option compared to hydraulic or pneumatic fixtures," the spokesperson said.


myFastems: Ready for Production Around the Clock

Visitors to the Fastems booth will be able to learn more about myFastems. Offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product, as part of Fastems’ automation solutions, myFastems provides powerful tools to help customers keep their Fastems systems up and running around the clock, for maximum availability and productivity. The digital service is available as a web progressive application and easily accessible via mobiles, tablets or laptops. myFastems also serves as a customer portal, from which its users can easily order spare parts and request support tickets.


Factory Cockpit: Factory-wide transparency on central key figures

Additionally, Fastems is presenting Factory Cockpit, a new solution that collects, integrates and analyzes data from shop floor devices and IT systems (e.g. ERP or MES). Factory Cockpit provides tools for data-informed insights for part manufacturing, which help optimize the overall production flow and resource efficiency. "With Factory Cockpit, real-time production statuses or important manufacturing KPIs, such as OEE, utilization and availability, are easily available for all selected stakeholders, both internally and externally.


For details Fastens products, visit Booth D67 in Hall 12 at EMO 2023, or go to


For more information contact:

Fastems LLC

9850 Windisch Road

West Chester, OH 45069

EMO 2023 – Hall 12 Booth D67



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