CNC Features Nanometer Interpolation

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, offers the 0i-D series of high-performance CNC systems. The control features nanometer interpolation, which ensures smooth machined surfaces by using a fine resolution for position commands.

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GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, offers the 0i-D series of high-performance CNC systems. The control features nanometer interpolation, which ensures smooth machined surfaces by using a fine resolution for position commands.

The control also features an ultra-compact design with high reliability utilizing limited cabling and easy maintenance, the company says. The CNC, available in milling and turning versions, is suitable for many machining applications, with the 0i-MD being capable of five axes and two spindles. The turning version, 0i-TD, has two-path control for as many as eight axes and three spindles. This network-ready CNC has an embedded Ethernet port as standard and is available with an 8.4" or 10.4" LCD.

Many programming and operation features are standard, so there is no need for ordering special options, the company says. Integrated operation and program guidance is available with FANUC Manual Guide I, and embedded Ethernet is said to provide easy connectivity. The folder-based program structure features more memory than its predecessor. The CNC is fully customizable using FANUC Picture software. The control is also NCGuide compatible for easy development and training, the company says.

This value-oriented CNC is available with the all-in-one BiSVSP spindle/servo amplifier with Beta I series motors or the Alpha I series for high speed and accuracy. FANUC ECC, FSSB fiber optic servo bus and HRV3 servo control ensure performance and reliability, the company says.

The 0i-Mate-D, which is also provided in milling and turning versions, is value priced with three-axis and one-spindle capability. 

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