Hello Guest it is May 14, 2021, 04:06:46 AM

Author Topic: what version of fanuc does mach4 industrial run?  (Read 1431 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

what version of fanuc does mach4 industrial run?
« on: September 05, 2017, 09:17:15 PM »
Unfortunately the DOCS dont say what version of Fanuc mach4 industrial runs. (unless i missed it somehow)
id like to know where and what the system variable names are.
Re: what version of fanuc does mach4 industrial run?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 11:00:16 PM »
Mach4Industrial emulates the Fanuc 21i control using memory model C.

Mach4Hobby emulates a sub-set of that.

Steve Stallings
www.PMDX.com


Steve Stallings
www.PMDX.com
For PMDX product support, please use PMDX forum or direct email for quickest response. We do not use this forum as our primary product support site.

Offline smurph

*
  • *
  •  1,402 1,402
  • "That there... that's an RV."
    • View Profile
Re: what version of fanuc does mach4 industrial run?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 03:02:09 PM »
We won't ever say that it is 100% compatible with any Fanuc.  It has similar functionality and most Fanuc 21i stuff works.  But Mach 4 can also do things that a Fanuc 21i can't.  For example, both G76 lathe threading cycle formats are accepted in Mach 4 where only one is accepted on a 21i.  Mach 4's dwell (G04) can be HAAS style or Fanuc style, etc...

So no, the manual will never say this, officially.  But a person familiar with running a Fanuc 21i type machine will feel right at home in Mach 4. 

Peter Smid has a good book on G code programming.  And also a book on Macro B.  These two books were used during the development of Mach 4.

Steve
Re: what version of fanuc does mach4 industrial run?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 06:40:59 PM »
thank for the info guys!