Combo FMS- a New Flexible Manufacturing System by FINN-POWER
Combo FMS is an intermediate-level system between FINN-POWER’s Flexible Manufacturing Cells and Night Train FMS®
Combo FMS is a compact solution for automating the manufacturing of high-quality sheet metal components. Its
capacity for unmanned operation brings the break-even point of your investment much closer than one or two shift operation of manufacturing technology does.
Combo FMS is a perfect tool for order based, small lot manufacturing using a range of different materials, or different
sizes of blank sheets for optimum economy in material consumption.
Due to versatile material handling capabilities, Combo FMS can operate as an automatic
- raw sheet storage
- buffer storage between two fabrication processes
- skeleton handling system, including even a possibility of sorting according to material type
Flexible, automatic material flow
Three types of cassettes can be handled:
- raw material cassettes
- cassettes for EUR pallets (components can be removed from the storage stacked on EUR pallets)
- cassettes for skeletons, which can be emptied using a forklift or a crane
FMS and storage control
FINN-POWER’s FMS control solution is essentially non-centralized, with independent operation of separate functions.
FINN-POWER’s new PowerPlan software is used for production planning as well as for programming punching, shearing and laser cutting operations.
PowerLink, LaserLink and BendLink are cell control solutions allowing automatic running of programs as required by
the work queue. Programs can be unique nests or standard programs for repeated batch manufacturing. Cell controls
take care of manufacturing data collection and feature a sophisticated diagnostics function.
Multi-function performance to meet your manufacturing targets
Combo FMS is a modular solution, which allows simple custom engineering for meeting given targets. You can choose
machines and cells from the wide FINN-POWER range and integrate them within a Combo FMS:
Combo FMS in integrated bending
Integrated bending of sheet metal components is possible due to FINN-POWER’s automatic stacking solutions. Either
FINN-POWER’s robot operated hydraulic press brake or an automatic EB bending cell can be integrated. BendLink cell
control is used for calling components from the storage and generating the work queues.