Advanced Control Technologies for 5-Axis Machining
Software Research Joint Division, FANUC LTD.
3850 Oshinomura, Yamanashi 401-0597, Japan
Demand for 5-axis machine tools has grown rapidly with the appearance of high-performance machines and growing requirements for high-efficiency to enhance competitiveness. To meet market needs, FANUC provides innovative CNCs, including the FS30i-A and FS31i-A5, that control up to 24 axes simultaneously with maximum paths of 10 enabling high-speed and high-precision multiple-axis and path control. FANUC’s wide-ranging functions developed for powerful 5-axis machining include tool center point control and tilted working plane command, which enable high-precision complex shape machining minimizing changeover. Nano smoothing, interpolation for generating smooth curves on a nanometer scale, enables high-quality workpiece machining. 3D interference checking enhances the safety of machines whose motion has become increasingly complex. Operability has also been improved to facilitate programming and simulation for 5-axis machining. This report presents the latest control technologies maximizing 5-axis machine tool performance.