A great deal of practice and forward-looking technology point FANUC to “Schweißen & Schneiden” [Welding & Cutting] in Düsseldorf 2017 (Hall 13, Stand B31). The selection of robot cells for different welding applications, the presentation of combinations of fibre lasers and robots as well as the introductory package for welding training demonstrate practical relevance and technological expertise.
As a universal answer to IoT, FANUC has developed the FIELD System (FANUC Intelligent Edge Link & Drive System). It is an open platform that enables the execution of various IoT applications within a factory focusing on interconnecting edge heavy devices such as machine tools, robots, PLCs and sensors. Through creating an interactive web of connected machinery and equipment, the FIELD System is able to exploit immense amounts of data and provides a solution to analyse it in a faster and more efficient manner.
FANUC is releasing a new controller, the J-30iB, which represents a FANUC controller, including servo drives, but without mechanical unit and robot kinematics. FANUC offers the established standard controller as a platform for any automation solutions that have positioning requirements. Due to the proven FANUC robot technology, the J-30iB is highly flexible in any automation requirement and integration motion control.
This will particularly please users of the new S11 – the smallest production cylindrical grinding machine in the STUDER Portfolio: Now they can profit from the diverse advantages of the STUDER standard grinding cycles and the grinding software for offline programming StuderGRIND. Using the software, StuderWINfocus together with Fanuc control provides the basis for a flexible scope of use, which increases customer benefit significantly.