Tim, a machinist by trade, has over 17 years' experience in the machine tool industry. Tim joined Okuma in 2005 as a THINC Tank Product Specialist for OSP software products, which includes ADMAC Parts, Advanced One Touch IGF, 3D Virtual Monitor and Collision Avoidance Software. In 2011, Tim earned his CMTSE certification and continued to use his vast experience and product knowledge in his role as Controls Product Specialist. In 2013, Tim was promoted to Regional Sales Manager overseeing the Morris Group, including the Okuma Tech Center at Morris Midwest (Roselle, Illinois). Tim and his team work closely with manufacturers to ensure they get technology and support to enable them to go beyond their manufacturing challenges.
Blog Posts by Tim Thornton
Can you imagine, with today’s technology, still being limited by CNC control memory and storage? Now your control can have memory buffer management and nearly limitless storage, and also enable new functionalities that go beyond just NC programs. Find out what kind of productivity gains you can achieve using our open architecture CNC control.
Chipmakers are individuals who know how to cut metal, how to process parts and how to perfect cutting conditions. When it comes to preventing chatter, “how they did it in the past” involved manually controlling the variables, which is a testament to chipmakers’ craftsmanship and skill, but not immune to error. Learn more about new technologies in chipmaking that use Okuma’s CNC controls to automate CNC machine processes and make chatter a thing of the past.
Have you ever crashed a CNC machine? If you haven’t, rest assured – your time will come! But not if you protect your machine tool investment with Okuma’s Collision Avoidance System (CAS). With the look-ahead of the OSP CNC control, we can avoid costly collisions by automatically stopping the machine tool prior to the collision occurring. Find out how CAS can save you in ways the red “Emergency Stop” button can’t.
Okuma has pioneered many new CNC control technologies, from the first absolute position feedback encoder to one of the first conversational programming controls, and even led the way in standardized factory floor communications. Learn more about “firsts” and transformative CNC control technologies from Okuma.