The significance of the control to the CNC machine is just like your brain to you, no matter you are performing CNC turning or milling, the controller is required to complete almost all the calculations and setup. There are several commonly used CNC controls, such as Siemens, Haas, and Fanuc. In this article, we are going to introduce the HAAS Control and FANUC Control, as well as the difference between them.
The Haas control is a type of CNC control designed and built in-house for Haas machine tools, including vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes, and more. Haas control is easy to learn and use and it is the same across the entire product line. Haas designs and builds its own CNC system, both hardware, and software.
Features and Characteristics of Haas Control
– Ease of use. Keyboard standardization on Haas control. Many professionals regarded Haas as the most user-friendly control they have worked with. Every Haas machine is familiar and easily powered up and programmed for production.
– On-Board memory. You can store many programs in the control.
– Easy network access. No limitations with any common operating system.
– Wireless connection. Use the Net Share feature in Haas Control, you can easy to edit, share, and run programs from Haas control or your desktop.
The Fanuc control is a CNC developed by FANUC, which is a Japanese company specializing in the numerical control system. FANUC CNC controller has multiple generations, including Fanuc Series Oi, Fanuc System 5, Fanuc System 7, Fanuc 200, Fanuc C, Fanuc 21i/210i, etc., each series has different levels of device control capabilities, involves milling, turning, twin turret, punch press and grinding.
Features and Characteristics of FANUC Control
– Modular structure is widely employed
– FANUC system is equipped with a complete set of basic functions and options
– Provide a large number of PMC signals and PMC function instructions
– It has a strong DNC function
– Provide maintenance alarm and diagnosis functions
The programs of Haas and Fanuc are almost identical, the most of G-code and M-code for each machine will be the same, with a few exceptions, like rigid tap and no M97. What are the differences between HAAS and FANUC?
1. Compared to FANUC, the operation interface of HAAS control is easy to use, especially in the serial communication and program selection area. Haas a little more user-friendly and navigating around the control is comfortable.
2. HAAS is generally a subset of FANUC, thus some functions are not available. While most FANUC programs would run on a Haas without changes on key features.
3. HAAS also has some features that many are not included in FANUC control. For example, Haas has some additional cycles (G12, G13) that FANUC doesn’t support.
4. There is not much difference between HAAS machines, but more variation from one FANUC to another.
5. Tapping cycle: the FANUC control needed an M19 to orient the spindle in the line before it and the Haas did not.
6. Drilling cycle: the default setup on a FANUC uses the R plane as an incremental value. There is no G82 on a FANUC, nor is there an I J K value for a G83.