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AUG 2018

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MMS AUGUST 2018 220 IMTS 2018 Workholding and Handling Additional automation equipment includes extend- able and flexible manufacturing systems, robot applications, and control software; stacker cranes; conveyors; loading/unloading stations; pallet mag- azines and assembly organizers; and raw material stations. These systems have open interfaces and can be incorporated with most modern CNC machine tool and auxiliary equipment brands, the company says. Typical applications range from joining two machine tools together with a Flexible Palletized Container (FPC) to factory-wide, flexible manufactur- ing systems. The latest version of MMS adds the ability to guide and control manually operated work cells. The software is also said to automatically read and manage orders from an ERP system; plan, sched- ule and simulate production in advance; make changes automatically to the production plan based on changes in orders, available tools or materials; alert operators to upcoming production stops and resource shortages; reduce paperwork; and provide an overview of the entire production workflow. | Fastems LLC | South, Level 3, Booth 339178

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