FANUC launches a new feature that enables FANUC CNCs to directly program robots through G-code. This new feature helps to unify the programming of both CNCs and robots, and reduces operator training. FANUC CNCs now have the ability to control connected FANUC robots providing machine tending or other assistance through FANUC’s Quick and Simple Startup of Robotization (QSSR). FANUC is a leading supplier of both industrial robots and CNCs, so this new capability helps to improve the usability of their systems in manufacturing.
FANUC’s QSSR is a complete package that simplifies the connection of a FANUC robot to a FANUC controlled machine tool. The new QSSR G-code feature allows operators and machine tool builders to program robots easily through the FANUC CNC in ISO standard G-code format. Those unfamiliar with robotic programming language will no longer require additional training or specialists because the programming can be performed with G-codes. A reliance on a separate teach pendant for the robot is also greatly reduced with the capability of robotic programming and operation through the CNC user interface.
FANUC’s QSSR not only makes connecting a FANUC robot through a high-speed Ethernet cable to a machine tool easy, but also simplifies the setup, programming and operation. The QSSR G-code feature is available on FANUC CNC Series Oi-F, Oi-F Plus, 30i-B and 30i-B Plus.
The idea of programming robots using GCODE is a novel one. This capability makes FANUC robot programming less intimidating for CNC operators. It’s especially useful for CNC work cells that leverage a robot for machine tending, part handling or material loading. FANUC CNC operators can now use GCODE to program the motion of FANUC robots.