The 30i/31i-P model B high-speed punch press control from FANUC FA America is capable of supporting increased punching and nibbling rates. The CNC has increased hit rates as a result of high speed punch control cycles and an increased number of controllable axes: 32/20 maximum controlled axes and 24/4 maximum simultaneously controlled axes, respectively. The CNC features large part program management and high speed Ethernet interface.
The CNC provides as much as 8 MB of high-capacity, nonvolatile internal memory that is available to store as many as 4,000 nested part programs. Slots are provided for ATA or compact flash memory cards that can add an additional 2 GB of part program storage. A USB storage device may also be connected to store and transfer large programs. A Fast Data Server can be installed in the CNC to provide as much as 4 GB of Flash memory and a 100-GB Ethernet connection. A high-speed fiber optic connection between the CNC and an integrated PC front-end enables the hard disk be used for part program storage.
The CNC’s embedded Ethernet interface enables integration into a company network for data collection or high-speed part program transfers. Worldwide links can be set up via the Internet. This enables remote diagnosis, maintenance and online training. The integrated Ethernet interface is virtually “hacker-free” and immune to viruses because it does not use a public operating system, the company says.
According to the company, minimal training and programming are needed for operators who already use FANUC controls. Upward compatibility is guaranteed, and older part programs will run smoothly on the new controls, the company says. The punching CNCs are combined with energy efficient, high-performance servo drive systems designed for reliability and high performance.