CNC Edit or DNC Max
We are using Puma 700 & Puma 400 turning centers with Fanuc Series 21i-TB controls.
What would be recommend software (from Fanuc) to transfer data from external PC to these controls?
We are now using WINDPG 1.12 software to transfer data from external PC to control.
I recommend CIMNET by Wonderware. At my company we have tried a number of DNC software packages and none have been as low maintenance and flawless as CIMNET DNC.
Cimco CNC edit
Cimco edit here also. Has a nice little tool path option with it. Good translate and other handy features.
We use CCI Suite Factory. It includes the operating system w/ protocalls for the individual turning and milling centers. Our system is divided between CNC Milling programs using Smartcam. Milling can access and transfer any program to any one of the milling centers. Turning is mostly Mazak using Mazatrol, we can store Native Mazak files and recall the programs for our repeat jobs. Our new Nexus MAchines are always online for file access. The Other turning center is Fanuc using Canned Cycles, Mostly for roughing ops.
Predator Editor is a simple yet powerful CNC editor with backplotting and RS-232 Send/Receive capabilities. If you need remote "request", Predator DNC and Desktop offer this and simultaneous drip-feed capabilities. http://www.predator-software.com
Check out NetDNC from Memex Automation (www.memex.ca). At $275 for a single seat license, you can configure as many machines as you want (like a virtual switch-box) but only transfer with one port at a time. Great on a laptop for service people, or as an enterprise solution for those with dozens of CNCs. A free 40 hour demo means you can try before you buy...
thx for your answers
Do you know is there any official recommendation from Fanuc?
If you have an edition of Surfcam, so you can load the DNC from it