Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
(March 12, 2013) – Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, today announced that the company’s flexible manufacturing system , AMPS (Automated Modular Pallet System), is now named PALLETACE, reflecting its advanced technology, reliability and efficiency for linear pallet pools. With the unveiling of the new name, Okuma now offers a new online calculator that allows manufacturers to estimate savings that can be achieved with the PALLETACE through increased productivity and quick return-on-investment. The new online calculator can be accessed at http://www.okuma.com/calculate.
All of the benefits of AMPS remain in place for the PALLETACE flexible manufacturing system. It enhances the productivity of an Okuma horizontal machining center by allowing for unattended runs, lights-out CNC machining, and reduced non-cutting time due to setups and changeovers. PALLETACE is expandable and available in a variety of sizes and configurations.
PALLETACE-C is a complete flexible manufacturing system in a container that is configured specifically for Okuma machining centers. This compact container system is an advanced and cost effective alternative to conventional pallet pools. PALLETACE-C can be configured with up to two containers, two Okuma machining centers, and two load stations, handling as many as 24 pallets.
The PALLETACE-M pallet magazine is a standard flexible manufacturing system for one or multiple Okuma machining centers. It consists of a high-speed stacker crane, two or three levels of pallet storage locations, user-friendly load stations and the easy to use Okuma cell controller system. The Okuma PALLETACE-M offers expandable capacity to 300 pallet locations, 10 machines and four workstations.
Product information can be found on the Okuma website at http://www.okuma.com/PALLETACE. To calculate potential savings using PALLETACE, visit http://www.okuma.com/calculate. Contact your local Okuma distributor for pricing and availability. To see PALLETACE in action, visit the Okuma Tech Center at Morris Midwest in Chicago or Partners in THINC in Charlotte.
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.
About Partners in THINC:
Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for real-world manufacturers. With the open architecture, PC-based THINC®-OSP control as its nucleus, Partners in THINC brings specialized equipment, expertise and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com/partners-in-thinc