Modern Machine Shop

JUN 2018

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SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE MMS JUNE 2018 166 mmsonline.com Predictive Maintenance Service Reduces Robot Breakdowns FANUC America's Robot LINKi Zero Down Time (ZDT) service is now available to all manufac- turers who purchase the company's robots. ZDT is a predictive analytic service that identifies potential fail- ures so that customers can schedule maintenance and repairs, avoiding unex- pected breakdowns during production. The service is available for all R-30iB Plus robots as well as R-30iA and R-30iB robots with the latest soft- ware version. It monitors the robot's mechanical health, controller and process equipment controlled by the robot. A data collector located inside a customer's plant securely transfers messages from the robots to the data center in the cloud. At that point, analytic programs review the data for potential issues. | FANUC America Corp. | 800-326-8287 fanucamerica.com Milling CAM Software Optimizes Tool Motion Mastercam 2018 Mill expands machining flexibility and emphasizes speed and automation with 2D high-speed tool paths, 3D enhancements and multi-axis features. Stock awareness for select 2D tool paths enables tool motion on the top, bottom or both values of the stock, providing safer and more optimized tool motion. Users can also optimize finish passes based on rough stock, providing more efficient and safer tool motion. Dynamic Mill tool paths support plunge entry. Spring passes can be used to create additional finish passes with a spacing of zero between them. This can be used for parts with thin material that may have flexed away from the tool during previous passes. Streamlined workflows for 3D high-speed tool paths give users fine control over where to cut. High-speed Hybrid tool paths with smoothing controls deliver a finer finish, requiring less handwork. | Mastercam - CNC Software Inc. 860-875-5006 mastercam.com

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