umati has new partner Fastems

Fastems is now part of the umati community


What expect­a­tions do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?

As a lead­ing open-integ­ra­tion of cut­ting machine tools, we want to stay on the edge of devel­op­ment that comes to shop floor machinery con­nectiv­ity and also have an impact on the stand­ards them­selves. We also look for net­work­ing and co-innov­at­ing opportunities.

What advant­ages does umati offer your com­pany and your customers?

Offer­ing more stand­ard­ized and easi­er con­nectiv­ity around shop floor machinery comes with many bene­fits to our cus­tom­ers: lower price points, faster sys­tem com­mis­sion­ing times and easi­er modi­fic­a­tions or exten­sions of exist­ing sys­tems. Net­work­ing oppor­tun­it­ies are valu­able to Fastems and to our cus­tom­ers as they offer oppor­tun­it­ies for new (joint) offer­ing devel­op­ment or partnerships.

How do you eval­u­ate the expan­sion of the umati ini­ti­at­ive to the entire mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing industry?

Increas­ing con­nectiv­ity is one major key in increas­ing the pro­ductiv­ity in the entire man­u­fac­tur­ing and engin­eer­ing indus­tries. It enables more detailed and pre­cise man­age­ment and con­trol of pro­duc­tion and also cre­ates feed­back loops optim­iz­ing the entire value chain from engin­eer­ing to manufacturing.


About Fastems

Fastems sup­plies intel­li­gent auto­ma­tion and digit­al­iz­a­tion solu­tions for high-mix-low-volume CNC man­u­fac­tur­ing. We are an open integ­rat­or and a fam­ily-owned busi­ness with 40 years of auto­ma­tion exper­i­ence, over 4000 install­a­tions and main mar­kets in Europe, North-Amer­ica and Asia. Our mis­sion is to help metal­work­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers improve their pro­ductiv­ity and profitability.

Fastems’ main applic­a­tion fields are pal­let and robot­ic auto­ma­tion – always equipped with our industry-lead­ing pro­duc­tion plan­ning and exe­cu­tion soft­ware MMS. We also have solu­tions for auto­mat­ing the pro­duc­tion and resource plan­ning of stand-alone machine tools. We sup­port our sys­tems with a wide range of services.