Fastems FPC is a cost-effective solution to automate horizontal machining centers. In comparison to a conventional pallet pool, the FPC provides superior advantages. The product family covers pallet sizes from 400mm to 1250mm and workloads from 750 kg to 7500 kg. All FPC models can be extended to include up to three machining centers and are available for new machines installations or on existing equipment.
The FPC is a compact system delivered in one package and tested at the factory before delivery. Installation time at site is minimal, only few days including commissioning and training. Due to the simple installation and commissioning, the first step into pallet automation is now shorter than ever.
The large pallet capacity of the FPC makes it possible to run production with zero setup times. ThemmS5 control allows automatic dynamic rescheduling of jobs in changing production situations and offers the benefits of mass production even with batch sizes of one. When having larger batch sizes, long unmanned production periods can be achieved with spindles running.
Ergonomic aspects have been taken into account when designing the user interface of the loading stations. Easy access to the fixture helps produce high quality parts and achieves a smooth production flow.
The standardmmS5 consists of all the necessary features needed in efficient flexible production. Additional modules offer even more when more capacity or new features are needed.mmS5 grows with the production, step by step. With the newmmS5 control, the FPC family moves to the browser era. In addition to easy personal settings, information exchange over the factory network is simple. Every participant in the production can create a customized view of the production and irrelevant reports do not disturb everyday life, all this in real time.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.