FANUC enables CNCs to directly program robots through G-code
March 18, 2021 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
FANUC CNCs can now control connected FANUC robots providing machine tending or other assistance through FANUC’s Quick and Simple Startup of Robotization (QSSR).
FANUC America’s QSSR package simplifies the connection of a FANUC robot to a FANUC-controlled machine tool through a high-speed Ethernet cable.
The new QSSR G-code feature allows operators and machine tool builders to program robots 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.
The QSSR G-code feature is available on FANUC CNC Series Oi-F, Oi-F Plus, 30i-B and 30i-B Plus.