Okuma Europe Next-generation intelligent CNC improves operator efficiency, allows access to productivity apps
Germany – Okuma looks back at a successful EMO Milano 2015. The company had 11 machines on display, five of which were new.
According to the machine tool builder, it was able to sell multiple machines, including the MU-4000V-L, which premiered in Milan in October. Like its big brother MU-8000V-L, the 5-axis machining centre is said to offer high traverse speeds and high cutting performance. Both machines are suitable for the aerospace, automotive and die and mould industry, Okuma said.
One of the company's exhibition highlights was the OSP Suite CNC. The OSP Suite is Okuma's next-generation intelligent CNC which is now available in an operation panel with a 15-inch monitor for all Okuma lathes and machining centres. The large 19-inch monitor was launched at Jimtof 2014. Okuma’s machine control system becomes an open-architecture platform for the company’s Intelligent Technology software capabilities. It also hosts third-party applications, giving it a suite of features and capabilities tailored to the user’s specific needs. The company noted that process times are reduced, set-up procedures accelerated and machine downtimes decreased. The new interface suite operation is individually configurable for up to three operators. More than 30 different suite apps are ready for use, Okuma explained.
Moreover, OSP Monitor is an application by which a digital model of the shop floor enables mangers to view the status icons for all connected machine tools (photo). Tapping the touch screen over a selected machine image opens reports that analyse data collected from OSP Suite, a CNC designed for connecting with the flow of process data.