At VANGEST we strive to make our manufacturing processes as efficient as possible. One of those ways is to use Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS). FMS is a vital part of our manufacturing eco-system and enables us to deliver great results in optimal time. It is an autonomous system for CNC high speed machining activities that is efficient and gives outcomes with utmost precision and high quality. That is why it is ideal for machining parts with complex shapes, parts with many processing steps, and small to large series production.
Time is of the Essence…
Time is the greatest decision-making factor in manufacturing. Time defines how fast you can get your product to market and it defines cost. One element that increases time is the manual work piece set-up. When you are manufacturing for small or big series production, this can take a lot of time and in addition it can compromise quality. FMS solves this problem with a system of pre-configured pallets and fixtures, along with input of production data such as work piece ID, required tools etc… This results in an automated production cycle keeping the machines at optimal utilization, and making production faster and more efficient.
Since the FMS is automated and there is not as much physical handling of the work-piece, there is an increased reliability of the system and improved product quality.
Flexible Elements of FMS
Another important reason why FMS is vital to our production eco-system is because (as the name suggests) it is flexible. It is flexible from two main perspectives. The FMS is able to machine various different parts simultaneously. And secondly, it can also execute the same operation by various machines. FMS is also flexible because its functions are applicable to different industries such as automotive and aerospace, where precision and accuracy in machining parts is extremely important.
But without an expert team, our FMS systems cannot be utilized to its best capacity. Our team has in-depth technical know-how and understand the nuances in high speed machining to get the best results. The future made by experts…