March 17, 2021

FANUC QSSR400x275FANUC America has announced updates to provide better robotics and CNC integration for more efficient operations. The company’s 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).

The QSSR is a package that simplifies the connection of a FANUC robot to a FANC-controlled machine tool. The new QSSR G-code feature lets operators and machine tool builders to program robots easily through the FANUC CNC in ISO standard G-code format. This means that workers unfamiliar with robotic programming language will no longer require additional training or specialists, because the programming can be performed with G-codes, FANUC said. 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.

The QSSR package also makes connecting a FANUC robot through a high-speed Ethernet cable to a machine tool easier, and simplifies the setup, programming, and operation. FANUC said the QSSR G-code feature is available on the company’s CNC Series Oi-F, Oi-F Plus, 30i-B and 30i-B Plus models.

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