FANUC America Demonstrates New PLC/CNC Motion Controller at MODEX 2024

FANUC America to highlight complete automated warehouse solution for supply chain industry

Monday, March 11, 2024

(Hoffman Estates, Ill., March 8, 2024) A global automation leader FANUC America Corporation will unveil its latest combined PLC/CNC motion controller Power Motion i-MODEL A Plus (PMi-A Plus) at MODEX 2024 in Atlanta, Ga., booth B-4026. Users throughout the world trust FANUC’s superior control and servo technology, reliability and support for CNC machine tools, but PMi-A Plus unlocks the ability to use FANUC controls for general motion control equipment. 
The new demo at MODEX will show the PMi-A Plus controlling FANUC’s new Alpha i-D Series Servos and Drives to power an Automatic Storage Retrieval System (ASRS) tended by a FANUC CRX-10iA . Visitors will see the PMi-A Plus accurately controlling seven axes simultaneously while the collaborative robot bin picks different products. 
“This ASRS demonstration shows FANUC’s factory automation and cobot product lines working together to provide a one-stop-shop automation solution to the supply chain industry,” says Jon Heddleson, General Manager of FANUC America’s Factory Automation. “Our CNC seamlessly integrated with the collaborative robot shows the possibilities for FANUC products to fuel all parts of an automated warehouse cell.”
The CRX cobot is integrated via FANUC’s Robot ON-SITE, which simplifies the connection of a FANUC cobot or robot to a FANUC CNC. Up to four FANUC cobots or robots can be connected to one FANUC CNC through the platform, which can enable true lights-out production.
Because the PMi-A Plus is acting as the automated cell’s controller, no additional programmable logic controller is needed. Additional FANUC technology featured in this demonstration includes FANUC’s new industrial PC iPC, which offers a durable touchscreen HMI with faster processing speeds and secure connectivity. The customized graphical screens are achieved by FANUC Picture to ensure simple operability. 
The Power Motion i-MODEL A Plus can control multiple pieces of industrial equipment as well as run multiple programs simultaneously and independently. A maximum of 32 total control axes can be grouped in up to 10 independent control paths, each path containing a maximum of 24 axes and four axes of simultaneous motion. PMi-A Plus’ advanced functions enable flexible motion control by using position, speed, torque and/or pressure feedback. Applications perfect for PMi-A Plus are controlling machines used for filling, winding, printing, packaging, stamping and more.
About FANUC America Corporation
FANUC America Corporation, a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, provides industry-leading CNC systems, robotics and ROBOMACHINEs. For more information, please call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287) or visit our website:  Also, connect with us on YouTube, X, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.  
Factory Automation: Debra Schug
CNC Strategic Communications Specialist
Robotics: Cathy Powell
Public Relations and Communications Manager 
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