Kytola Instruments, a Finnish company that is specialised in flow metering components is investing in FMS system. The system integrates 2 Mori Seiki machining centers with FMS containers of Fastems.
OK-Vise Oy was chosen as the supplier for all workholding equipment. Core components of the working system includes tooling blocks, specifically:
- 10 pieces of the tooling blocks are equipped with Multi-Rail.
- 4 pieces of the tooling blocks are OK-Lock tooling blocks, which enables changing of fixturings extremely fast.
All together there are a total of 48 pieces of RM Multi-Rail units.
In addition to components in FMS systems with horizontal machining centers (HMC), Kytola Instruments has also invested on two OK-Lock positioning system, for their vertical machining centers (Bridgeport VMC’s). One of the two is installed as an indexer for the 4th axis.
So why did Kytola Instruments invest in FMS system?
“We wanted to use two of our machining centers more efficiently,” said Sakari Häyrynen the Managing director of Kytola instruments.
“Kytola will highly benefit from this by radically reducing our set-up times, producing more capacity with less machines and increasing the utilization of our machines by operating them also in unmanned hours” he added.
Jarmo Tuohimetsä the production manager commented, “ we wanted to have a state-of-the-art manufacturing system and the FMS system will surely help us achieve that goal. This will also lead to more investments on this system in the future.”
What led you to choose OK-Vise as your supplier?
“We’ve had good experience from the OK-Vise fixturing technology” quoting Sakari. He also added, OK-Vise fixturing concept is fast, accurate and reliable. All in all by utilising OK-Vise we will be able to fulfill our needs for efficient work-holding.
Jarmo Tuohimetsä comments, “Best equipment in the market that we can get at the moment. The Multi-Rail RM system is very suitable and work very well for our parts. Multi rails are high quality from our experience.”