FANUC claims its iHMI (intelligent Human Machine Interface) provides a simpler, more efficient and intuitive way to interact with its 30i/31i/32i-model B CNCs. The iHMI features a flat-panel touch-screen display and a graphical navigation. It also incorporates a suite of new tools and features.
The new Cycle Time Estimation function can process programs created in CAD/CAM software and provide an estimated cycle time that is accurate to within 5%, claims the company. The SERVO Viewer lets the operator monitor key machine tool operations data in waveform display without the need for an external PC.
The company says the Maintenance Manager function monitors control components, such as servo amps and CNC fans and identifies performance issues that may signal potential issues before they occur.