Fanuc integrates CNC and robotics operations

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Factory automation provider Fanuc America has introduced a new step in robotics and CNCs integration for more efficient operations.

Fanuc CNCs now have the ability to control connected Fanuc robots providing machine tending or other assistance through Fanuc’s Quick and Simple Startup of Robotization (QSSR).

More manufacturing operations are taking advantage of adding more robotics to execute repetitive tasks previously manually performed. Advanced automation offers a competitive edge and greater profit margins to shops of all sizes.

Fanuc’s QSSR is a complete package that simplifies the connection of a Fanuc robot to a Fanuc controlled machine tool. The new QSSR G-code feature allows operators and machine tool builders to program robots through the Fanuc CNC in ISO standard G-code format.

Those unfamiliar with robotic programming language will no longer require additional training or specialists because the programming can be performed with G-codes. A reliance on a separate teach pendant for the robot is also greatly reduced with the capability of robotic programming and operation through the CNC user interface.  See


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