[MC]2 2013 brings suppliers together to demonstrate MTConnect-based technologies and to educate manufacturers on how the standard can be applied to both newer controls such as the Okuma THINC® -OSP CNC control.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 27, 2013
Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tools and CNC controls, will be a leading sponsor and exhibitor at the upcoming MTConnect [MC]2 conference on April 10-11, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Okuma’s Director of Technology, Brian Sides, will participate in a panel discussion, “MTConnect Sensors: Anywhere and Everywhere”, presenting real-world solutions that enable machine shops to achieve greater productivity by incorporating MTConnect protocols via Okuma’s THINC®-OSP CNC controls.
MTConnect is a software protocol standard that allows CNC machine tools, peripheral equipment (such as sensors and barfeeders), and software applications (such as production monitoring software) to speak to each other in a common language, simplifying integration to save time and help users become more productive.
The Okuma THINC®-OSP control is an open architecture, Windows®-based CNC control, which means that an Okuma CNC machine tool with the THINC® CNC control is easily configured for plug-and-play interconnectivity between devices, equipment and systems on the shop floor and front office. This open architecture configuration also means that Okuma CNC machine tools are MTConnect-ready.
[MC]2 2013 brings suppliers together to demonstrate MTConnect-based technologies and to educate manufacturers on how the standard can be applied to both newer controls such as the Okuma THINC® -OSP CNC control and even “legacy” CNC controls, with vendors of “black box” solutions also demonstrating product. [MC]2 2011 featured 175 attendees and 24 exhibitors. This attendance and participation reflects the magnitude of MTConnect’s impact on today’s manufacturing practices.
Those interested in how MTConnect and THINC-OSP controls can be used to improve productivity are invited to visit Okuma at the conference in April. For more information or to register for this event, visit http://www.mtconnectconference.org. For more information on Okuma’s MTConnect Support, please visit http://www.okuma.com/mtconnect.
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 https://www.facebook.com/OkumaAmericaCorporation 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
About MTConnect Institute
MTConnect® Institute is an organization that develops and provides open standards intended to foster greater interoperability between manufacturing controls, devices and software applications by publishing data over networks using the Internet Protocol (IP). The standards offer a solution to the exchange of data from shop floor devices to higher-level systems. MTConnect.org is the location for information on MTConnect the standard, educational articles, training and MTConnect enabled products. MTConnectForum.com is the site for questions and answers on all things MTConnect.