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Fanuc UK has introduced the Robodrill α-DIA series vertical machining centre. It offers standard and high-power-spindle versions, improved chip discharging, thermal displacement compensation and higher-resolution axis feed.

The high-power version offers a maximum spindle speed of up to 10,000rev/min specified as 80Nm torque and 14kW. Acceleration and speed are also improved with a 26kW 24,000rev/min spindle speed — more than double the speed of the standard version.

The α-DIA series incorporates Fanuc’s Servo HRV Control and AI Thermal Displacement Compensation. Fanuc Servo HRV Control uses high-resolution encoders and spindle control to resolve to nano levels, resulting in higher surface quality and improved concentricity.

Using AI Thermal Displacement Compensation, thermal growth, which can affect dimensional accuracy, is compensated for in real time by monitoring the operational status of the spindle and estimating elongation along each axis.

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Key feature and benefits

  • The Robodrill α-DIA series includes features that reduce cycle times and improve surface finish and accuracy.
  • The vertical machining centre is designed for 24/7 high-duty cycles.
  • Highly efficient chip discharging is ensured: the α-DIA series now has a wall coolant option added to prevent chips adhering to the enclosure; and flood coolant has been enhanced together with the splash guard, which has been redesigned to reduced chip accumulation.
  • Three machine sizes are available in the Robodrill range, defined by the size of the X-axis stroke (work table length), and tool turrets are available as 14 and 21 stations.
  • The machine features an all-electric design and zero hydraulics.
  • Robodrill’s 31 I-B control system helps to shorten cycle times by achieving both high speed and high precision through accurate control of maximum acceleration of the spindle motor.
  • Fanuc’s DDR system for high-speed control of the X axis (or fourth axis) further reduces cycle times. DDR is a direct-drive zero-backlash linear motor that eliminates waiting time for table positioning.
  • A DDR-T option is available, which combines a tailstock for fast turnover positioning requirements.

FANUC UK provides industrial automation solutions ranging from the supply of CNC controllers, robots, drilling machines, EDM and injection moulding machines through to the complete integration of factory automation systems.

Providing a single customer support portal for its three core businesses, FANUC comprises FA — CNC controllers, motors and drives; robotics — industrial robots and systems; robomachines — EDM, injection moulding and drilling machines.

CNC

FANUC’s FA business manufactures CNC controls, drive systems and laser systems. With a 65 per cent market share in the global CNC control sector, FANUC is the market leader. FANUC CNC is the controller of choice for the world’s leading machine tool manufacturers; continuously developing functionality sees FANUC CNC control being used in a wide range of applications — combining powerful control and high precision with unparalleled reliability.

FANUC servo drives and motors are well proven — aimed at the machine builder, they offer the widest range of high-performance compact designs.  The high availability and ease of maintenance together with world-class, energy-efficient designs make them the motors of choice for thousands of OEMs around the world.

Robotics 

FANUC’s robotics business manufactures the widest range of robots in the world for applications from micro-electronics assembly to the forging of precision aerofoils for jet engines — in industries as diverse as pharmaceutical and potato processing — and with maximum payloads from 1kg to 1,350kg. More than 280,000 FANUC robots are operating worldwide, with production currently geared to meet demands of 5,000 per month. FANUC robots are truly ‘out-of-the-box’ automation designed to be totally flexible and, with application-specific options, straightforward to integrate.

Robomachine

FANUC’s robomachine business manufactures Robodrill machining centres, Robocut EDM machines and Roboshot electric injection-moulding machines. Using FANUC components throughout, the robomachine business builds on the advanced technology, reliability, energy efficiency and innovation of its own controllers, drives and motors. With a focus on energy efficiency and high reliability, the robomachine business developed the first all-electric injection-moulding machines — Roboshot — changing the mould shop into a much cleaner and quieter environment.

Customer support

From initial sales contact with FANUC through the life of the product, FANUC provides one single contact point to make sure support is always at hand with up-to-date advice, genuine warranted parts and, whenever possible, obsolescence avoidance solutions that ensure the lifetime delivery of maximum efficiency.

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