Fanuc introduces the new α-CiC, the latest model of the Fanuc Robocut Series

Highly reliable and high-performance wire-cut EDM.

Fanuc has introduced the latest model of the widely popular Fanuc Robocut, the new α-CiC Series. This new model features the biggest changes to the machine in many years, including a new mechanical structure, new discharge device and new discharge control technologies.

Stable cutting is improved further through the introduction of AI Thermal Compensation Function utilising machine learning technology.

New mechanical structure
The Robocut α-CiC features a new mechanical structure where the structure of the X and Y axes have been changed significantly to improve machine stability. The machine casting is also much heavier than the previous model making it more stable to changes in environmental temperatures.

New discharge control technology
The new Robocut features a new discharge generator called SF3. This improves surface roughness while maintaining the current cutting speeds. For even smoother surface finish, the machine can be ordered with the optional Micro Finish 2 Power Generator which achieves best surface roughness. The new Robocut introduces a new discharge control technology called iPulse 3. This improves performance of corner control and step shape cutting

Ease of use
The Robocut α-CiC Series utilises the latest generation CNC Control, the FANUC Panel iH Pro. This control uses Fanuc’s iHMI Interface and new style dark theme screens. This control improves the drawing speeds by 75% compared to the previous model. It also supports multi touch gestures, Undo and Redo operations, and simple adjustment functions, making the Robocut even easier to use.

Minimising downtime
Fanuc Robocut has always been designed with maintenance in mind. The new Robocut further simplifies the Automatic Wire Feed (AWF) section of the machine providing easy maintainability with FANUCs renowned reliability.

Optional features
The New Robocut can be ordered with a wide variety of optional features, including:
Fanuc CCR: This fully submersible rotary axis allows simultaneous cutting or indexing, allowing complex parts to be wire cut easily;
PSD Generator: This Power generator enables high quality, high precision cutting of PCD materials.

The first of these new machines will arrive in South Africa in March 2021. To view the machine and arrange a demonstration, please contact Fanuc South Africa on 011 392 3610 or or visit