Okuma debuts CNC control

Sept. 22, 2023
The OSP-P500 offers improved machining quality and decreased energy costs.

OSP-P500 Okuma’s new CNC control offers a series of advanced capabilities, including a digital twin, cybersecurity and energy-saving technology. Operators can accurately calculate cycle time and electricity consumption with the digital twin, as well as develop a machining schedule and estimate delivery time and costs. Meanwhile, the digital twin also can be used on an office PC to prepare for machining a subsequent set of parts while machining on the first set continues. The control has features that protect against unauthorized access and connection, help control potential damage and simplify emergency data restoration. The control also reduces energy consumption with features including Eco Idling Stop, which allows the machine to make autonomous decisions to stop unnecessary operations, and Eco Power Monitor, which displays and records power consumption and carbon dioxide emissions for analysis. Versions of the control are available for lathes, multitasking machines, machining centers and machining centers with multitasking. The control is available in two sizes, with either a 15-inch or a 21.5-inch operation panel, and has a space-saving, ergonomic design and full-color touch screen. 

What’s new? The OSP-P500.  

Benefits Improved machining quality and decreased energy costs. Optimized hardware and software controls improve processing capacity and response speed, with the time for machining general parts shortened by up to 15 percent. Use of the digital twin can reduce physical machine preparation time. 

Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., 704-588-7000, www.okuma.com 

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Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.