FANUC Named Top Work Place in Michigan and Illinois
The Detroit Free Press has named FANUC one of Michigan’s top work places for the ninth year running, with the Chicago Tribune doing so in Illinois for the third year in a row.
The Detroit Free Press has named FANUC (Rochester Hills, Mich.) a top work place in Michigan for the ninth consecutive year, while the Chicago Tribune has named FANUC’s Hoffman Estate, Ill. regional office a top work place for the third year in a row.
“I’m so honored that even during these challenging and unprecedented times of a global pandemic we’ve been named a top work place,” says Mike Cicco, president and CEO of FANUC America. "This recognition is based on our employees’ feedback, and I’m proud they feel that FANUC is an ideal place to work.”
FANUC America’s achievements in 2020 include a number of new CNC and robotics products, a new facility in Alabama, national recognition for helping close the manufacturing skills gap and a first-ever virtual event.
The new 30i-B Plus Series CNCs incorporates technical upgrades and features designed to simplify five-axis machining. FANUC America has also expanded its CNC training offerings to include 5-axis CNC simulation.
The Quick and Simple Startup of Robotization (QSSR) G-code feature allows FANUC CNCs to control machine-tending robots that provide assistance to machine tools. FANUC has also added a new CRX line of collaborative robots and two new entries to its high-performance SCARA line.
A growing customer base prompted FANUC to open a new regional office in Bessemer, Ala. to provide automation for a wide range of industries.
The U.S. Department of Labor recognized FANUC America and other industry partners for apprenticeship programs. FANUC’s education network includes more than 1,200 high school and post-secondary FANUC-certified automation training organizations, and over 150 university and career technical training partners.
FANUC held its first virtual event called “Take Control” on Oct. 19-22, and invites companies to visit the event site to learn more about automation. The event site includes “knowledge,” “solutions” and “exploration” zones.
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Different tools and machining strategies have driven this shop to seek new efficiencies beyond its most demanding work and most capable machining center.
A manufacturer that is distinctive for its attention to in-cycle machining productivity describes its efforts to obtain efficiency improvements outside of the machining cycle. The shop’s primary tool is a simple, daily, graphical recap that illustrates when each machine tool was and was not making parts.