October 2, 2013
FANUC America Corp.'s CNC series 30i/31i-L model B high-speed laser controls employ Ethernet and Ethernet/IP™ field bus options and newly supported NCGuide simulation software.
Integration of the controls and robots with cell controllers allows fabricators to manage operations across equipment controlled by various systems. The field bus option helps streamline system integration and data sharing. According to the company, this helps reduce scrap, increase cost efficiency, improve part quality, and increase work environment safety and productivity.
The embedded Ethernet interface allows the user to integrate the CNC system into a company network for data collection or for high-speed part program transfers. Worldwide links can be set up via the Internet for remote diagnosis and maintenance and online training.