Control Development

63
Single Source

1963: Single Source

Okuma develops OSP NC controller with absolute position feedback, becoming Japan’s only comprehensive manufacturer of both machine & controller (one year before IBM introduces System 360 family of computers).

timeline 1963
73
CNC Developed

1973: CNC Developed

Okuma develops a computerized numerical control (CNC) in-house. All Okuma machines therafter are CNC equipped.

timeline 1973
76
Micro- Processor

1976: Micro- Processor

OSP-300 control microprocessor CNC introduced, which eliminated vacuum tubes for a smaller, more reliable and capable computer.

timeline 1976
81
Multi Main Processor

1981: Multi Main Processor

OSP-5000 control introduced with more processing power for more interpolation calculation, leading to better algorithms for improved cycle time and machining quality.

timeline 1981
91
Servo Controlled Turret

1991: Servo Controlled Turret

Replaced slow hydraulically controlled turrets with high speed servo controlled turrets.

timeline 1991
02
Thermal Deformation Compensation

2002: Thermal Deformation Compensation

The predecessor to today’s Thermo Friendly Concept.

timeline 2002
04
THINC Developed

2004: THINC Developed

At IMTS 2004 Okuma officially launched the THINC®-OSP control —the first PC-based, open- architecture, intelligent numerical control.

timeline 2004
12
Dual Core P300

2012: Dual Core P300

THINC®-OSP control moves to a dual core processor for increased horsepower, while the single-screen operation and consolidated tool database mean more efficient programming, setup and operation.

timeline 2012
63
Single Source

1963: Single Source

Okuma develops OSP NC controller with absolute position feedback, becoming Japan’s only comprehensive manufacturer of both machine & controller (one year before IBM introduces System 360 family of computers).

timeline 1963
73
CNC Developed

1973: CNC Developed

Okuma develops a computerized numerical control (CNC) in-house. All Okuma machines therafter are CNC equipped.

timeline 1973
76
Micro- Processor

1976: Micro- Processor

OSP-300 control microprocessor CNC introduced, which eliminated vacuum tubes for a smaller, more reliable and capable computer.

timeline 1976
81
Multi Main Processor

1981: Multi Main Processor

OSP-5000 control introduced with more processing power for more interpolation calculation, leading to better algorithms for improved cycle time and machining quality.

timeline 1981
91
Servo Controlled Turret

1991: Servo Controlled Turret

Replaced slow hydraulically controlled turrets with high speed servo controlled turrets.

timeline 1991
02
Thermal Deformation Compensation

2002: Thermal Deformation Compensation

The predecessor to today’s Thermo Friendly Concept.

timeline 2002
04
THINC Developed

2004: THINC Developed

At IMTS 2004 Okuma officially launched the THINC®-OSP control —the first PC-based, open- architecture, intelligent numerical control.

timeline 2004
12
Dual Core P300

2012: Dual Core P300

THINC®-OSP control moves to a dual core processor for increased horsepower, while the single-screen operation and consolidated tool database mean more efficient programming, setup and operation.

timeline 2012


The Okuma Sampling Path (OSP) Control, the foundation upon which THINC is built, is a robust control design that uses industry standard components to simplify servicing. Over more than four decades, OSP has seen 17 iterations, each adding power, performance and ease of use. Movement to a PC platform allows THINC to keep pace with business technology enabling continual upgrades without a complete control overhaul. Every element has been designed so the control can continue to grow with PC technology and still perform reliably. This makes THINC a technologically and financially effective control solution.