FANUC Corporation is a global manufacturer of CNC Systems established as long ago as 1956. Since its launch, FANUC has had a significant impact on the automation of machine tools, continually contributing to the evolution of CNC equipment and playing a central role in what has become a worldwide manufacturing revolution.
CNC evolved from the automation of a single machine, with its application gradually expanding to entire production lines. FANUC now boasts over 600 research and development engineers dedicated to the creation of reliable, efficient and innovative CNC systems across a range of manufacturing sectors that includes the aerospace, automotive industries, as well as wood, marble, glass, pressing and forming.
In recent years, the aerospace industry in particular has developed at pace to utilise innovative materials and ground breaking technologies. Composite materials and layering applications in structural components are increasingly common, so the parts requiring machining are becoming increasingly complex. This in turn means that machining processes need to adapt to new demands for precision engineering. FANUC offers solutions to these complex machines and has introduced a variety of leading edge technologies and programmes for aspects such as 5-Axis machining.
FANUC's product range features everything from entry-level to complex CNC products with high-speed functions. The company is also known for its digitally controlled servo and spindle motors, as well as user-friendly operator interfaces. The FANUC CNC system is installed in the machine in the form of a productive CNC package complete with CNC, amplifier, motors, I/O modules and operator panel. Such a complete CNC concept guarantees that the core components co-ordinate to provide optimum performance and productivity.
With 50 years experience and more than 2.2 million CNCs and 220,000 robots installed worldwide, FANUC is a leader in CNC and robotics. The company is also a major global employer of CNC engineers, programmers and operators.