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The math of cutting tool management - Level 2

September 2020
16
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Author: Fastems
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
The math of cutting tool management - Level 2 Level 2 - no scrap or spindle crashes due to wrong tool offsets
“T6345; 51.003mm; 23.475mm; 27.634mm; 24.30min”. A Post-it note reminds the machine shop operator which cutting tool offsets to put into the machine tool. The ... more

The math of cutting tool management - Level 1

September 2020
09
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Author: Fastems
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
The math of cutting tool management - Level 1 Level 1 - less waiting time with predicitve tool management
The red light of the machine tool is flashing, the spindle is not running – is your machine waiting for a cutting tool?
With the increasing complexity of machining and ... more

LIVING FACTORY - The Virtual Factory Tour

August 2020
20
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Author: Fastems
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
LIVING FACTORY - The Virtual Factory Tour Experience the world of intelligent factory automation in detail and see solutions
that can increase the productivity of machine tools and decisively optimize processes.

A virtual tour of the Fastems "Living Factory"
with its ... more

Like a Swiss clockwork - Fastems automation used to create sophisticated products

August 2020
05
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Author: Fastems
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Like a Swiss clockwork - Fastems automation used to create sophisticated products Like Swiss clockworkFastems automation used to create sophisticated products
Knoepfel AG is a Swiss family business employing about 50 people. One of the areas it specializes in is the highly automated production of large numbers of ... more

Next step in automation - productivity beyond machine tending

July 2020
29
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Author: Fastems
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Next step in automation - productivity beyond machine tending This article written by Tord Käck was originally published in the latest issue of Aktuell Produktion’s digital newspaper. To read the original text in Swedish see page 50 of issue No 3/4
 
The manufacturing industry is ... more

Six reasons to opt for Fastems flexible automation

July 2020
22
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Author: Fastems
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Six reasons to opt for Fastems flexible automation Offering flexible automation for all
Fastems Sales Manager Henrik Brodén and Product Manager Ilkka Saarimaa sit down for a virtual interview with Joppe Christensen from Maskinregisteret. Among other things, the three discuss why ... more

Remote learning - finding the silver lining with Fastems Virtual FMS

July 2020
14
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Author: Fastems
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Remote learning - finding the silver lining with Fastems Virtual FMS Production engineering courses with remote learning
During these unusual and challenging times, it’s important to try to see the possible positive side effects that might come in the long run. Because of remote learning and ... more

How to make sure you’re using your automation system to its full capacity?

April 2020
28
Author: Rami Vina & Rami Karlsson
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
 How to make sure you’re using your automation system to its full capacity? Throughout the years, we’ve noticed that many of our customers are not using their existing automation systems and integrated machinery to their fullest potential. We think you can always perform better! Purchasing new machining or ... more

Fastems' Tool Automation - One of a Kind

April 2020
07
Author: Fastems Team
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Fastems' Tool Automation - One of a Kind When running a shop floor that requires a large variety or considerable amount of highly expensive tools, or when the tools needed have short service times, you’re likely to run into some challenges. Manual work is required to ... more

Can your pallet pool do this? Six differences between a pallet pool and flexible automation

April 2020
02
Author: Fastems Team
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
The six key value-adding functions of Fastems’ flexible automation
 
A pallet pool is an easy-to-buy, easy-to-implement automation solution for machine tools. It increases the lights-out manufacturing periods and machine ... more

Utilizing Virtual MMs During and After System Delivery

March 2020
31
Author: Fastems Team
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Utilizing Virtual MMs During and After System Delivery Fast and easy Ramp-up with Virtual MMS
During the fourth industrial revolution, manufacturing systems and the software related to them have become more and more complex and delicate. This means that a lot of testing and development is ... more

Do you know the (true) utilization of your machine tools?

March 2020
26
Author: Fastems Team
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Do you know the (true) utilization of your machine tools? Utilization rates as low as 20 percent – the unfortunate reality
Even today, it’s common for machine tool spindles in job shops to have utilization rates of around only 20 percent. What’s worse is that most of these ... more

Believe It or Not – The Usual (Pre-)automation Story

March 2020
24
Author: Fastems Team
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Believe It or Not – The Usual (Pre-)automation Story Yet another day starts with a hassle when a few operators happen to be out-of-office, and the production manager needs to find substitutes. Other issues then start piling up on top of that, because new operators are hard to find and even ... more

Run smaller batches economically (3/3): NC programming and resource management

March 2020
19
Author: Fastems Team
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Run smaller batches economically (3/3): NC programming and resource management In the last post of economical small-batch production series (the earlier posts focused on Part Fixturing (part 1) and Gripping Methods (part 2) I focus on the software and NC programming ... more

Run smaller batches economically (2/3): Robotic handling and gripping

March 2020
17
Author: Fastems Team
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Run smaller batches economically (2/3): Robotic handling and gripping Two weeks ago I started this blog series by introducing ways to achieve economically feasible production of small batches with smart fixturing solutions.
Before machining, the workpiece needs to ... more

Run smaller batches economically (1/3): Part fixturing to machine

March 2020
13
Author: Fastems Team
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Run smaller batches economically (1/3): Part fixturing to machine A traditional challenge in manufacturing smaller batches economically is the time (and money) consuming machine tool setup changes between batches. Setup changes require operator intervention and stopping the machine to change or rebuild ... more

EMO Hannover 2019

August 2019
27
Author: Fastems Team
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
EMO Hannover 2019 EMO Hannover, the world’s premier trade fair for the metal working industry, will be held again on September 16-21, 2019 at the Hannover Messe in Germany. Exhibitors travel to EMO Hannover from all over the world, making the ... more

Fastems People – Like a family

October 2018
01
Author: Sofia Koskelainen
Company: Fastems Systems GmbH
Fastems People – Like a family Combining studies and work isn’t always the easiest route to take. Johanna Lauterbach started looking for a part-time job when her university studies decreased to three days a week. She wanted to make use of her free days and gain ... more