Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) from Fastems is one of the most advanced solutions for planning, managing, visualizing and monitoring automated production processes. The software plans production straight from an ERP system, based on the manufacturer's current order and production statuses and all required or available resources. Not only does MMS manage all NC programs needed for the production processes, but also all the tool data. It even monitors tool life. If an unforeseen situation should arise that has not been factored into the production plan - a particularly urgent order being a prime example - MMS will, if necessary, automatically rearrange the production sequence in real time, taking into account the new priorities.
The new MMS Version 6 on show at EMO Hannover 2017 promises to offer critical benefits to users - both on the shop floor and at management level. The user interface is now based on state-of-the-art HTML 5 technologies and therefore supports a range of hardware platforms and operating systems. As a result, it enables a smooth transition as production processes are upgraded to Industry 4.0 standard. Moreover, the use of smartphones and tablet PCs means users can quickly plan and monitor ongoing production operations, no matter where they are.
According to Fastems, the updates in Version 6 were based on a series of suggestions and feedback from users of the previous versions of the automation software. One example is the option to precisely plan production orders long before they are processed with the aid of automation solutions. Another new feature simulates anticipated capacity utilization levels in an automatic production process, along with the related order-dependent production flow. Thanks to the recent enhancements, MMS Version 6 not only provides a more accurate insight into ongoing production processes, but also enables users to plan future manufacturing runs much more precisely.