Pallet automation software

Pallet automation software

July 14, 2017


Fastems, a provider of factory automation systems, will introduce MMS Version 6, the latest release of its software for automated pallet handling for the metalworking industry, during EMO, in Hall 25, Stand B60.

Fastems’ Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) is a solution for automatic production processing with planning, controlling, visualization, and monitoring capabilities. Based on a manufacturer’s current order and resources, the software plans the production from an ERP system or PSS (Pallet Stacker System). MMS administrates all NC programs needed for production processes and all the tool data. It also monitors tool life and prompts the operator for new tooling if required. If an unforeseen situation should arise, MMS can automatically rearrange the production schedule in real time.

MMS Version 6 offers benefits to users on the shop floor and at the management level. The user interface is now based on HTML 5 that supports various hardware platforms and operating systems. The new interface creates smooth transformation production processes as defined by Industry 4.0. A browser-based solution, it makes it possible to access current production information from anywhere in the world via secure Internet connections and smart phones or tablet PCs.

Updates to Version 6 include utilities for production order planning and simulation of the anticipated capacity usage with the related order-dependent production schedule. Software tools allow users to verify future production resource requirements. An expanded MMS planning tool provides users with an optimized overview of the current production process, its progression through the system, and the completion of orders by the deadline date.