Numbers are Important to Okuma
By Jim Lorincz
At Okuma America's exhibit at IMTS 2012, which opened today and will run for six days, six showgoers -- one each day -- will be eligible to win an iPad for participating in a hands-on demonstration of Okuma software and intelligent technologies available through its new OSP-P300 CNC control. All the visitor has to do is to experience the control's capabilities in one of six "Try It" stations.
The centerpiece of Okuma's eight new machines was the world debut of the MU-10000H 5-axis horizontal high-torque, high-speed machining center. Equipped with the THINC OSP P200MA conrol, the machine is a fully integrated 5-axis machining system capable of handling a maximum workpiece weighing in at a hefty 500 lb with a 59-inch diameter and 44 inches high. The machine was exhibited with a VB 5ax100 TombstoneCity fixture on a trunnion table with a one meter square pallet.
Many of Okuma's 42 Partners in THINC third-party suppliers of everything from intelligent gages, software, tool management systems, cutting tools to automation including robots were available to help visitors shape their manufacturing systems. In the Okuma CARE section of the exhibit booth, attendees were invited to register their machines, update information to, to receive service and warranty notifications and get a free Okuma user kit. A leader in technology, Okuma is the owner of 416 patents, offers 95 highly intelligent machines and has been awarded 32 worldwide awards for innovation and technology.