HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL and MILWAUKEE — FANUC FA America and Rockwell Automation have announced  a collaborative effort to offer closer integration between CNC and programmable automation controller (PAC) environments.

The two companies will work on connectivity between their respective controller platforms through open communication technologies, such as the EtherNet/IP and FL Net protocols. FANUC and Rockwell claim end-users and OEMs will benefit from reduced integration costs, improved synchronization between platforms and transparent data access across the manufacturing enterprise.

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