In addition, on the latest machines, Monnier + Zahner use the integrated FANUC safety function, Dual Check Safety, which protects the operator and makes mechanical safety installations unnecessary. For example, it enables a more flexible set-up of the machine, as slow axis movements that do not endanger the operator are allowed when the door is open.
The software and parameter adaptation of the particular control to the machine was no problem, even for custom machinery of which Monnier + Zahner AG partly produced only one unit. Martin Wälti attributes this to the straightforward and easy-to-understand layout of the FANUC CNC.
Furthermore, he features the reliability, the easy maintenance and above all, the worldwide availability of service from FANUC , "which is especially important for a relatively small, yet globally active machine tool manufacturer." As regards CNC and drive technology, Christ & Heiri is also extremely satisfied. After all, there was never any problem with a control in all those years.