FANUC CNC America unveils advanced CNC control innovations at IMTS 2010,
Booth #S-8919. These include: new model 30i-B Series CNC Control, 0i-D/0i-DMate
Control with newly enhanced functionality, new 35i-B CNC Control for
transferline machines, new 5-axis volumetric error compensation and
comprehensive industry solutions.
The new FANUC CNC 30i-B Series
Control is an upgrade from the 30i-A Series. The 30i-B Series offers newly
enhanced features and functions with new advancements in operability and
maintainability including: USB memory port, enhancements in dual safety check,
new punch press and laser functionality. For advanced machining with high
accuracy, the 30i-B boasts advancements in high speed 5-axis capabilities with
proven architecture and software algorithms to drastically reduce cycle times while
improving part accuracy and quality. For complex machining processes, this is
the ideal combination of reliability and high speed 5-axis features. The 30i-B also features "High Speed Smooth
TCP", high speed - multi-path PMC, enhanced tilted working plane and high speed
smoothing functions, enhanced DSPs for advanced servo control such as
multi-axis control and high speed current control and arbitrary speed
threading. In addition, the 30i-B has
enhanced FSSB and network performance, enhanced diagnostic functions for MTTR
reduction and enhanced DSP for advanced servo control.
The 0i-D/0i-D Mate Control offers
newly enhanced features and functionality that are powerful, yet cost
effective. These include: nano
interpolation, Al contour II control, jerk control, tool management function
and grinding functions.
The new 35i-B Control, based on
the cutting edge 30i-B series, is for transferline machines. Ideal for simple high speed drilling and
transfer machining, the 35i-B is equipped with a touch screen machine operator
panel and embedded Ethernet.
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