Velocity Products Announces Pending Introduction of Intelligent Toolholder and End Mill Assemblies for Okuma Machining Centers at IMTS 2016.

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The new Velocity SMART Tool™ will interface with the Okuma OSP-P control and support advanced manufacturing operations.

We see a natural progression to advanced tooling for Okuma machining centers and believe that Velocity SMART Tool products will allow Okuma users to reap significant benefits...

Velocity Products, a division of Morris Group, Inc., will introduce a new line of intelligent tools designed, tuned and optimized exclusively for Okuma CNC machining centers at The International Manufacturing Technology Show, IMTS, taking place September 12–17 in Chicago. The result of a collaboration among several companies with expertise in toolholding, cutting tools, machining dynamics and distribution, Velocity SMART Tool™ products will enhance digital manufacturing for users of Okuma machining centers with the Okuma OSP-P control.

“We are extending our business based on the success of the Velocity SU-matic line of live and static toolholders for Okuma lathes,” states Robert L. Bauer, Vice President, Morris Group, Inc. and head of Velocity Products. “We see a natural progression to advanced tooling for Okuma machining centers and believe that Velocity SMART Tool products will allow Okuma users to reap significant benefits in terms of improvements in efficiency, productivity and overall operations through the application of digital manufacturing technology.”

A component of the Internet of Things, intelligent tooling is a natural fit for sophisticated Okuma machining centers, adds Bauer. He credits partner companies Briney Tooling Systems of Bad Axe, Mich., BlueSwarf of State College, Pa. and Fullerton Tool Company of Saginaw, Mich. for their roles in developing and manufacturing Velocity SMART Tools. Products will be sold as complete and balanced toolholder assemblies consisting of a pull stud, toolholder, solid carbide cutting tool and BlueSwarf Dashboard™ interface for the Okuma control. Replacement cutting tools for use with Velocity SMART Tools will be sold separately through Velocity Products.

The new Velocity SMART Tool products will be integrated into several machining demonstrations at Okuma’s IMTS Booth, S-8500. They will be available to users of Okuma machining centers exclusively through the Okuma distributor network supported by Velocity Products, effective September 19, 2016.

For additional information, please contact Robert L. Bauer by phone 256-258-5549 or email sales(at)velocityproducts(dot)com.

About Velocity Products
Velocity Products (http://www.velocityproducts.com) of Huntsville, Alabama is an independently operated business unit of Morris Group, Inc. Velocity Products markets tooling and machine tool accessories throughout North America. It is the exclusive North American importer of Velocity SU-matic tooling for Okuma lathes, multitasking machines, and machining centers.

About Morris Group, Inc.
Morris Group, Inc. (http://www.morrisgroupinc.com), one of North America’s largest machine tool supply networks, owns fourteen independently operated business units. It supplies CNC machine tools and related technology and services to manufacturers representing virtually every industry segment. Morris Group, Inc. is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, home of its founding company, The Robert E. Morris Company, which has served the manufacturing industry since 1941.

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