FANUC New Machining Center Offers Advanced Automation

From FANUC, a global leader in computer numerical controls (CNCs), robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs, comes the new ROBODRILL DiB Plus compact machining center.

“The new ROBODRILL Plus offers a wide range of advantages in terms of speed, performance, ease of use and automation,” said Lou Finazzo, Vice President, FANUC America.  “In the vertical machining center arena, it’s truly a game changer for companies looking to maximize productivity and stay competitive.”


Intelligent Human Machine Interface

FANUC’s new ROBODRILL DiB Plus features the latest FANUC Intelligent Human Machine Interface (iHMI). In particular, the FANUC iHMI offers a modern flat-panel touchscreen display, providing a traditional yet easy-to-use experience. Also, it is loaded with intuitive guides for setup and programming. As a result, users will see the most common operations without having to navigate between multiple screens.  In addition, iHMI comes with a variety of pre-packaged commands that simplify setup for standard operations.

FANUC Intelligent Human Machine Interface


Powered by the FANUC Plus Series 31i-B5 Control, the ROBODRILL Plus provides enhancements for three, four, and five-axis operations to produce unbeatable cycle times.  Also, it offers tool change times as low as 0.7 seconds, and a servo-driven turret capable of handling tools weighing as much as 4kg. 


With three models to choose from – small, medium, and large – the ROBODRILL Plus offers a familiar compact design with accessibility from all sides.  Since FANUC products share common servo and control platforms, the ROBODRILL Plus is easy to learn, operate, and integrate FANUC robots for any automated machine tending application.

“We’re working in partnership with Methods Machine Tools to help companies achieve their production goals with the ROBODRILL Plus – the most powerful solution in compact machining available today,” said Finazzo.  “We hope more customers will experience this amazing machine which features so many enhancements such as new software features, five times more customization screens, FANUC conversational programming, faster boot speed, enhanced G-Codes, and major cycle time reducing improvements – it really has it all.”

FANUC’s ROBODRILL DiB Plus machines are available for immediate order.