Punch Press CNCs include high-speed Ethernet interface.

Press Release Summary:

Equipped with up to 8 MB of non-volatile internal memory that can store up to 4,000 large nested part programs, 30i/31i-P model B CNCs provide 32/20 max controlled axes and 24/4 simultaneously controlled axes, respectively. Slots are provided for ATA or Compact Flash memory cards that can add additional 2 GB of program storage. With embedded Ethernet interface, user can integrate CNC into company network for data collection or part program transfers.

Original Press Release:

Fanuc FA America Introduces the 30i/31i-P Model B High-Speed Punch Press Controls for Increased Hit-Rates

Hoffman Estates, IL - FANUC FA America introduces the 30i/31i-P model B high-speed punch press controls capable of supporting new levels of punching and nibbling rates. The new 30i/31i-P model B CNCs have increased hit rates as a result of high-speed punch control cycles and an increased number of controllable axes: 32/20 max. controlled axes and 24/4 max. simultaneously controlled axes respectively. FANUC's new 30i/31i-P model B CNCs boast large part program management, high speed Ethernet interface and minimal training and programming.

FANUC's CNCs provide up to 8MB of high-capacity, nonvolatile internal memory that is available to store as many as 4000 large nested part programs. Slots are provided for ATA or Compact Flash memory cards that can add an additional 2GB of part program storage. Any commercially available USB storage device may also be connected to store and transfer large programs. A Fast Data Server can also be installed in the CNC providing up to 4 GB of Flash memory and a 100-GBit Ethernet connection. A high-speed, error-immune fiber optic connection between the CNC and an integrated PC front-end allows the hard disk be used for part program storage.

The Series 30i/31i-P model B CNCs has an embedded Ethernet interface. This allows the user to integrate the CNC control system into a company network for data collection or for high-speed part program transfers. World-wide links can be set up via the Internet. This makes remote diagnosis and maintenance, including online training, possible. Because the integrated Ethernet interface does not use a public operating system, it is practically 'hacker-free" and immune to viruses, providing a safe and worry free connection to business networks.

Minimal training and programming are needed with the new 30i/31i-P model B CNCs for operators that already use FANUC controls. Upward compatibility is guaranteed and older part programs will run smoothly on the new controls.

The 30i/31i-P model B CNCs for punching are combined with rugged, energy efficient, high-performance servo drive systems that are specifically designed to deliver the industry's leading reliability and performance - even in dusty, high-vibration environments of the most challenging fabricating shops. Punch presses with FANUC technology benefit from FANUC's world renowned reliability and energy efficiency. These punch presses will be available for production more often, process more parts and use less energy.

As a subsidiary of FANUC LTD., FANUC FA America is the exclusive provider of industry leading FANUC CNC systems and solutions in the Americas. FANUC FA America provides a one-stop shop for comprehensive CNC solutions including industry-leading control systems, a complete range of reliable drives and motors and CO² laser solutions. FANUC FA America also offers world-class engineering support, genuine FANUC parts, repair and factory automation solutions and training programs. For more information, contact FANUC FA America, 1800 Lakewood Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, phone: 1-888 FANUC US (888-326-8287), e-mail: fanuc.marketing@fanucfa.com, website: www.fanucfa.com.

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