Okuma, manufacturer of CNC machine tools, introduces its solution for the smart production called Connect Plan at EMO Hannover 2017.
Connect plan is a complete solution that enables advanced factory visualisation, data processing and analysis as well as predictive maintenance. According to Okuma, the solution was created to maximise the potential of production facilities by increasing productivity and flexibility.
Okuma's Factory Monitor, a part of Connect Plan, allows visualisation of the entire plant, displaying the utilisation status of each machine, Okuma announced. In case of a machine failure, the system can automatically notify the operator via e-mail.
Additionally, the Factory Monitor is said to collect and process vast amounts of data. This enables operators to make adjustments to maximise productivity, Okuma says. The operating histories show exactly when, for how long and to what result a machine tool was used. Other features of Okuma's Connect Plan include the 3D Virtual Monitor, offering three-dimensional machining simulations, the ID control for workpiece tracking, and an on-board ODP-AI, that can predict potential trouble and schedule maintenance without disturbing the production.
Okuma Corporation, www.okuma.com, Hall 27, Booth D20