FANUC Features Power Motion i-MODEL A Motion Controller for General Purpose Motion Control at Assembly Show, Booth #1425

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – (October 15, 2014) FANUC features the Power Motion i-MODEL A motion controller for high performance, multi-axes general motion applications at the Assembly Show, Booth #1425, October 28-30, 2014, Rosemont, IL.  The Power Motion i-MODEL A is an integrated solution supporting up to 32 axes of high performance motion control, combined with high speed programmable logic controllers supporting up to 2048 input and 2048 output points.  Users trust FANUC’s superior control and servo technology, reliability and support for machine tools, and now they can have that same performance and value for their general purpose motion control equipment. 

                       

The Power Motion i-MODEL A provides a variety of standard screens for setup, operation and maintenance and an easy high-level motion path programming system.  It provides fast, low-cost application development, an integrated motion specific architecture that provides a highly competitive hardware cost for multi-axis applications, as well as the reliability and performance that delivers the lowest total cost of ownership.

 

The Power Motion i-MODEL A offers multi-axis and multi-path functionality for a maximum of 32 total control axes that can be grouped in up to 4 independent control paths, each path containing a maximum of 24 axes; 4 axes simultaneous motion. Alternatively, up to 16 axes can be individually controlled directly by the programmable logic controller.  Advanced functions allow flexible motion control of axes by position, speed, torque or pressure. 

 

A broad range of highly customizable display solutions are available to meet application needs including integrated LCD screens, standalone solutions supporting multiple screens and sophisticated hand-held displays that are ideal for teaching or operations close to the application.

 

The Power Motion i-MODEL A integrates seamlessly and quickly into production systems with the widest range of field network support.  Communications with business systems, manufacturing systems and robots are achieved easily with embedded Ethernet. 

 

General industrial motion control machine applications include: winding machines, wire saws, gantry loaders, die cushions, press machines, multi-axes positioning systems, large robotic positioning tables, wing riveting machines and polishing machines. Ideal for large servo applications that replace hydraulic mechanisms, the Power Motion i-MODEL A reduces cycle time with a high-speed response function for quick axis start/stop and high-speed execution cycle of programmable logic control. Additionally, integrated safety is available to meet specific industry and European standards.

 

About FANUC CORPORATION

 

FANUC CORPORATION, headquartered at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Japan, is the global leader and the most innovative manufacturer of Factory Automation, Robots and ROBOMACHINEs in the world. With over 230 offices in 45 countries, FANUC provides world-class service and support to customers globally.  Since its inception in 1956, FANUC has contributed to the automation of machine tools as a pioneer in the development of computer numerical control equipment. FANUC technology has been a leading force in a worldwide manufacturing revolution, which evolved from the automation of a single machine to the automation of entire production lines.

                                           

About FANUC America Corporation

 

FANUC America Corporation is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan. FANUC America provides innovative automation solutions in the Americas including industry-leading CNC systems, robotics and factory automation solutions with 39 locations supporting customers throughout North and South America.  For more information about FANUC America Corporation, call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287) or visit our website: www.fanucamerica.com.  Also, connect with us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn 

 

PR contacts:

 

Jill Jozwik

Marketing Manager – CNC

FANUC America Corporation

T: 847-898-5673

E: jill.jozwik@fanucamerica.com

 

Cathy Powell

Industry Marketing Manager – Robotics and ROBODRILLs

FANUC America Corporation

T: 248-377-7570

E: cathy.powell@fanucamerica.com


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Manufacturing with Robots and Automation Drives Growth for Noble Plastics

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., September 24, 2014 – FANUC America Corporation has released a new YouTube video about Noble Plastics Inc., a Grand Coteau, Louisiana-based contract manufacturer for plastics materials that has seen tremendous growth and expansion with the help of robots and automation.  Watch the video here. <http://youtu.be/UaArJMR8tn4>

According to Missy Rogers, Noble Plastics’ president since 2000, the company purchased its first industrial robot from FANUC with no prior experience in using robotics for manufacturing. She knew, however, that in order to win contracts purchasing robots for automation was crucial. “14 years later here we are, we can’t imagine putting in a manufacturing cell without automation,” said Rogers.

Noble Plastics has greatly increased its business and work force since incorporating robotics and automation. The company prides itself on being an enjoyable, innovative workplace for employees who often work side-by-side with the automation. "Some customers ask the question, don’t the robots make your employees nervous that they’re going to take their job?” said Scott Rogers, Technical Director, Noble Plastics. “And the answer is, no – Our employees really drive the use of those systems and the expansion of those systems into other areas.”

“We used to have a buzzword: ‘Exploit technology, not people,’ added Missy Rogers. “Low-cost labor exploits people. Efficient manufacturing exploits technology; that’s what we do here.”

Rogers says she has seen a resurgence in manufacturing since the recession, and credits automation for the revival. “What’s coming back is stronger than it’s ever been. In a global marketplace, relationships are important, but you have to have the quality that goes with that. Automation gives us a consistent, reliable process … and that gives our customers the best result.”

About Noble Plastics

Noble Plastics Inc. has the expertise and hardware needed to handle engineered resins, high heat resins, post-mold secondary processes, and assembly.  With current injection molding capabilities up to 730 tons, CNC machining processes, 6-axis robotic handling and 100% process recording, Noble Plastics provides reliable documented manufacturing and utilizes the latest in inspection technology and statistical analyses to streamline the qualification process.

Design services are also available to assist with metal to plastic conversion, prototyping, presentation materials, and short run R&D development processes are also within Noble Plastics’ capabilities.  Noble Plastics’ team of engineers and designers holds multiple patents, conducts technical research, and participates and presents at industry conferences.  After qualification of parts, Noble Plastics’ staff can provide warehousing, order fulfillment, shipping, and inventory services.  With ISO 9001, ITAR, and WOSB certifications, Noble Plastics’ team of professionals can be a valued part of your chain of suppliers. Noble Plastics became a FANUC America Authorized Integrator in 2014.

About FANUC America Corporation

FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC Corporation in Japan, and provides industry-leading CNC Systems, robotics and ROBOMACHINEs. FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize efficiency, reliability and profitability.

For more information about FANUC America Corporation call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287), or visit: http://www.fanucamerica.com/contact-us. See FANUC America on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. FANUC America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI, 48309.  FANUC America has facilities in: Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Dallas; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Pine Brook, NJ; San Francisco; Toronto; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Aguascalientes, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico.

 

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Media contact:
Cathy Powell
FANUC America - Robotics
T: 248-377-7570
E: cathy.powell@fanucamerica.com


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Choice Career College is Now a FANUC Certified Education CNC School - Qualifying Graduates to be Immediately Employable

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – (September 19, 2014) Choice Career College (Des Plaines, IL) is now a FANUC Certified Education CNC school offering students in the Chicago area a computerized manufacturing diploma from their FANUC CNC Program.  Upon graduation, this qualifies students to be immediately employable with the skills the manufacturing industry demands taught from FANUC CNC certified instructors, using FANUC CNC approved curriculum on genuine FANUC CNC equipment.

 

The Choice Career College computerized manufacturing diploma program is a comprehensive qualified FANUC CNC Program that can be completed in four months focusing on English, mathematics, blueprint reading, machine processes, measuring (GD&T), CNC setup, programming, operations and G-code applications.  Students are qualified throughout the entire education process to ensure competency; enrollment application, testing during courses, final comprehensive and certification exams.  Students are taught CNC programming by first using FANUC NCGuide simulation software on a PC for the most extensive hands-on experience.  Then, the Levil CNC certification cart, equipped with a FANUC Series 0i-Mate MODEL D CNC, allows students to experience the complete programming, setup and operational workflow right inside the classroom. 

 

“As a result of being a FANUC certified education CNC school, Choice Career College is offering a CNC program that answers the demand from the manufacturing industry for skilled FANUC CNC operators and programmers.  This will set graduates up for success in their manufacturing career to effectively read and interpret blueprints, develop the required process for the blueprint, determine machine coordinate values, develop CNC code, test the NC programs, QC the part and implement the part into production,” states William Jones, CNC Program Director/Faculty at Choice Career College.  “Choice Career College graduates will also be proficient in using simulation software such as NCGuide, Mastercam and Vericut as well as being able to machine efficiently, understand how to reduce machine wear and avoid machine crashes.”

 

“FANUC America is addressing the industry need for skilled workers at educational institutions with our Certified Education CNC Training (CERT) program,” states Dean Steadman, Education Program Manager at FANUC America. “Being a FANUC Certified Education CNC school will assist Choice Career College in providing the best possible training to ensure that qualified students have the skills required by industry today as employable operators and programmers and can hit the ground running from day one.”

 

With the ongoing problem of a shortage of skilled workers, the need to train future machinists is paramount to fill growing gaps in the domestic work force. A new employee needs to be productive right out of the gate with knowledge of modern CNC technology that is dominant in the market today, and they need to run their CNC machine with minimum supervision.

 

FANUC is the leading CNC manufacturer in the industry with the largest installed base, students are most likely going to be using a FANUC CNC than all of the other controls combined when they enter the workforce. As a result, FANUC is assisting the educational community in providing the best possible training to ensure that the students have the skills required by industry.  The FANUC America Certified Education CNC Training (CERT) program was created to ensure that students that qualify have learned suitable basic computer numerical control (CNC) skills from a FANUC certified instructor, teaching a FANUC approved curriculum and using genuine FANUC CNC equipment.


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