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Backup software eliminates CNC downtime

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May 8, 2015   by PLANT Staff

220_FANUC_FASBacCNCFANUC America Corp.’s iFASBacCNC eliminates extended downtime from the loss of critical files following a CNC hardware failure or operational mistake.

The network-based CNC software system automatically backs up files customized by the machine tool builder or end-user to a remote network server. The files include CNC parameters, PMC ladder and parameters, custom macros and variables, part programs, tool offsets and workpiece coordinate system offsets.

The front end interfaces with FANUC’s FASConnect server for file browsing, scheduling and backup operations of FOCAS enabled FANUC CNCs. The system works with multiple FASConnect servers across an entire network to combine files from a single machine, work cell, factory or even multiple factories into a single configuration for backup scheduling.

Use it on any personal computer connected to a network in a factory, office or remote location.

Browse with drag and drop navigation. Individual files are uploaded manually or multiple files from multiple CNCs across the network can be included in a configuration. Multiple configurations are then combined into a single scheduled backup.

Scheduling allows automatic hourly, daily, weekly or monthly backup. Users may also execute schedules manually for immediate needs. E-mail notifications detail scheduled backup status.

FANUC Corp. is a manufacturer of factory automation technologies based in Mt. Fuji, Japan. It has North American operations in Rochester Hills, Mich.


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