Okuma America Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the OSP CNC Control

Okuma’s revolutionary control technology debuted in 1963, and its latest innovations will be featured at the Technology Showcase event, December 10-12, 2013.

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Today the OSP continues to deliver innovation with functionalities that enable users to have better control of their machine tools and create manufacturing efficiencies that increase productivity.

Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) November 19, 2013

Okuma America Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tools, will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its THINC®-OSP CNC control at the company’s Technology Showcase event, December 10-12, 2013 in Charlotte N.C. Developed in 1963, OSP stands for “Okuma Sampling Path,” to emphasize the innovation of creating a digital representation of the machine tool cutting path. Today the OSP continues to deliver innovation with functionality that enable users to have better control of their machine tools and create manufacturing efficiencies that increase productivity.

Mechatronics, Single-Source and the OSP CNC Control Difference
Okuma developed the OSP control because of its deep commitment to the mechatronics approach, which blends mechanical and electrical systems to maximize seamless communication between the machine and its control. The company is now the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma, allowing for synergies that enhance reliability and performance. The single-source approach also provides users with unique opportunities for innovation and creating their own competitive advantage. Following are just a few of the characteristics of the OSP control that make it unique in the marketplace:

  • Delivers the industry’s only open architecture platform – a fully open system that removes the barriers, limitations and planned obsolescence imposed by proprietary CNC control systems
  • Provides opportunities for continuous process improvement through easy incorporation of best-in-class upgrades and even the development of apps that optimize productivity
  • Allows for development of innovations such as Okuma’s Intelligent Technologies, which enhance CNC machine performance and productivity
  • Enables easy connectivity throughout the shop environment – to peripheral devices such as measurement equipment and to interoffice business systems

Okuma Technology Showcase: December 10-12, 2013
Okuma’s Technology Showcase gives attendees the opportunity to witness the latest technology via hands-on demonstrations and allows them to learn how this can be applied to their specific manufacturing challenges. One of the highlights of the event will be the hands-on “Try It” demonstrations of the THINC-OSP-P300 CNC control. With its transformation from a mode-based to a process-based intuitive interface, Okuma’s P300 delivers dramatic enhancements in user functionality as evidenced by its new “EASY OPERATION” run screen. This combines functions in one place, eliminating the tedious process of toggling between various screens to input settings. The Try It demos will also feature applications including the Collision Avoidance System, One-Touch IGF, 3D Virtual Monitor, Caron Engineering’s TMAC and dataZen’s Mira. All attendees who complete a Try It demonstration will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad.

For more information about the history of Okuma’s OSP control, read the blog post by Okuma America Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Tad Yamamoto,“50 Years of CNC Control Innovation.” For more information on the Technology Showcase, or to register for this event, visit http://www.okuma.com/events/2013TechShow.

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About Okuma America Corporation
Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability. Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.


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