FANUC Factory Automation America (FANUC FA America) (Hoffman Estates, IL) has introduced the Series 30i/31i-L MODEL B high-speed laser controls, which deliver seamless choreography between axes motion and power modulation. The Series 30i/31i-L MODEL B provides up to 8MB of non-volatile internal memory available to store constant inventory nests. External interaction via ATA or Compact Flash memory cards bump up an additional 2GB of part program storage. The device includes a USB port, where commercially available USB storage devices may also be connected to store and transfer large programs. For increased processing capability, a fast data server can also be installed in the CNC providing up to 4GB of flash memory and a 100-GBit Ethernet connection. A fiber optic connection between the CNC and an integrated PC front-end allows the hard disk to be used for part program storage.

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