Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) Version 8.2 Helps CNC Manufacturers Measure and Report Sustainability Efforts

Version 8.2 of Fastems' Manufacturing Management Software, responsible for controlling Fastems automation systems, helps CNC manufacturers use automation to measure, report, and optimize production sustainability efforts.

Users can measure the energy consumption of NC programs, minimize power usage during machine idle times, and dedicate specific machine tools to process certain metals for high-quality chip recycling.

MMS 8.2 measures and reports the machine tool energy consumption of each NC program, allowing manufacturers to calculate the energy usage in part level. The information can also be used to adjust the inefficient NC programs or run certain parts overnight when electricity demand is lower.

To minimize unnecessary energy usage, the new “Auto-Power On/Off” function turns machine tools off automatically when there are no planned NC programs to run. With the automatic wake function, the machine starts and warms up by the next NC program start time.​

Additionally, the new version has a material-dedicated feature that allows users to route the jobs with specific materials to specific machine tools. This way, high-quality chips can be easily separated and recycled.

MMS version 8.2 will be available as a new feature and as an upgrade to existing Fastems automation systems beginning this summer (2024).

Features:

  • Generates a production plan automatically based on order due dates, inventory balance, or recurring production batches
  • Calculates optimal production workflow and production resources like NC programs, raw materials, tools, and work holding for every order
  • Tracks key performance indicators and gives insights to everyone working in production on how to improve
  • Integrates with milling, turning, and other machinery and tools
  • Production scheduling
  • Tool life management
  • Production KPI reports that are automatic and in real time
  • Production resource management
  • Easy-use mode for single machining systems
  • Interfaces with machine tools, ERP, tool data manager, CAD/CAM, and more

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