Robot maker FANUC will unveil a new space dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) at its UK HQ in Ansty Park, Coventry,
It forms part of its latest Technology Day for Wire EDM on the 19th February.
The day will see several of FANUC’s state-of-the-art ROBOCUT α-CiB Wire EDM machines in live-cutting action. All production data will be available to view in real-time in the new IoT area, as the space will demonstrate FANUC’s out-of-the-box MT-Linki machine tool monitoring service, which allows users to remotely monitor, harvest and analyse live production data.
Visitors will also be able to get a first glimpse of FANUC’s newest data connectivity platform, FIELD, which will fully launch later in 2019.
FANUC told RoboPro Magazine that its α-CiB machine series comprises of compact, high-performance submerged wire-cutting machines with high rigidity and cutting accuracy. One of the stand-out features of the range is the built-in CORE STITCH function, which allows operators to extend unmanned machining hours by the better planning of cutting jobs. Stitch points are set directly on the machine’s CNC without the need for any pre-programming, and when used in combination with the wire path re-threading function, it offers the ideal solution for long-lasting unmanned machining and multi-workpiece cutting. Once the job is complete, operators simply knock-out the cores by hand, avoiding any risk of damaging the machine.