Under the motto "The Future of CNC Machining", Okuma Europe GmbH is celebrating the 125th anniversary of Okuma Corporation and the 60th birthday of the intelligent machine control OSP with this year's "Open House" from 21 to 23 November 2023. Through guided tours, live machining and machine presentations, visitors can learn specifically about Okuma's innovative solutions for their current and future production needs.
"Energy savings, resource efficiency and a lack of skilled workers are presenting our customers with ever greater challenges in tool production," explains Norbert Teeuwen, Managing Director of Okuma Europe GmbH. "At the 'Open House' we would like to show our guests how they can effectively use the potential and innovations of our machines in the areas of automation and sustainability and meet these very challenges." To focus on decarbonisation, which is becoming increasingly important, and at the same time increase production efficiency, Okuma is already using numerous advanced, energy-saving technologies that, for example, shorten cycle times and idle auxiliary equipment that is not needed.
Next-generation smart CNC control
The CNC control also makes a significant contribution to this. 60 years after the market launch of the first OSP control from Okuma, the new generation OSP-P500 offers numerous revolutionary further developments as well as intelligent features and functions, which visitors to the "Open House" can see for themselves. These include the integration of the "Eco Suite Plus", with which companies benefit from lower resource consumption and fewer CO2 emissions. The OSP-P500 also more than meets the highest security requirements; a comprehensive security system reliably protects the machine control as well as the processes, programmes and data against cyber attacks, thus ensuring stable production. Due to the particularly easy operability and the convenient user interface of the new control, Okuma offers an important added value in times of staff shortages. Even inexperienced users can use the control system effectively in a very short time and produce workpieces independently within one day.
Diverse machine portfolio and varied programme
In the large showroom at the European headquarters, Okuma will be exhibiting numerous machines at the "Open House" which, with advanced technologies, especially in the area of "Green Technology", meet a wide range of application areas and customer requirements. Visitors can expect to see several groundbreaking industry firsts, including the high-performance MULTUS U3000 turning/milling centre and the MU-6300V machining centre for highly complex machining operations. Also on display will be the GENOS L2000-e entry-level lathe for heavy-duty machining, equipped with Okuma's new proprietary "Okuma Robot Cell (ORC) Minitend" automation solution. Exciting live machining sessions will provide a close look at the potential of the innovative machines and the smart OSP control system. Guided tours of the warehouse, engineering and showroom for small groups in German and English will give guests plenty of time for individual questions. Okuma experts will also be available for additional information and personal consultations.
Participation in the "Open House" is free of charge and possible after registration at openhouse2023.okuma.de. Further information and the opportunity to register in advance for one of the guided tours can also be found there.