To be the most profitable and competitive in the marketplace, your machine shop’s process has to be as efficient as possible. Discover our step-by-step guide to identifying your shop’s inefficiencies and how to address them to improve productivity.
To optimize machine tool performance, uptime, and utilization, having a healthy way lube system is essential. If you are questioning your way lube system, here are five things to keep an eye on to give you the peace of mind that your system has a clean bill of health..
Virtually all shop owners and managers are looking to shorten set-up and production cycle times. When considering options to achieve these goals, some shop owners and operators consider conversational programming tools such as Okuma’s Advanced One Touch (AOT).
Manufacturers of virtually every size and within almost every industry have production processes that require or could benefit from 5-axis CNC machine tools. This is especially true for manufacturers looking to grow their businesses by bidding on and winning more complex jobs. Given this reality, this article will explore ways in which manufacturers can leverage 5-axis CNC machining capabilities to secure more business opportunities.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most common fears and questions about 5-axis machining, and why this technology deserves another look.
Our top-5 alarms are not the most frequently occurring alarms, but they’re important to know in case one occurs on your machine tool. Discover some of the alarms you may see on your Okuma machine tool, why they occur, and how to prevent them from occurring as frequently in the future.
There are several reasons to institute a warm-up routine, but for starters, it’s the same reason athletes warm-up their muscles before competition. Spindles, just like muscles, work best when they operate at optimum temperatures.
See how introducing connectivity to your machines allows you to collect valuable data and optimize your shop floor performance.
Why not use some machine down time to ensure your Okuma machine’s mechanical, electrical, lubrication, air flow, and coolant systems will continue to operate in “like-new” condition?
Okuma’s A-B Turret Synchronous Function can reduce cutting time by 50% while the OSP control helps operators and programmers easily manage this complex technology.
See how Okuma’s Mid-Auto Manual function allows the operator to “pause” the CNC machining program, move the axes around, check the tool to make sure it’s not chipped or broken, or even check a feature on the part, and then resume the operation at the same point where it left off.
Why not use some machine down time to ensure your Okuma machine’s mechanical, electrical, lubrication, air flow, and coolant systems will continue to operate in “like-new” condition.
The GO.Weather Alert app monitors the Dark Skies Weather API for current weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service and generates a warning message on the machine if an alert is detected.
Here are 4 things you should fit into your annual maintenance routine that protect your machine tool investment and keep your parts pristine.
Read the second installment of our helpful tips for using LinkedIn to enhance sales processes and expand awareness of your company or personal brand.
With rising energy costs, see how Okuma’s energy-efficient technologies can achieve significant savings for improved profitability.
Discover all you need to know when considering an automation solution and how to seamlessly integrate it into your manufacturing.
See how this FREE app can eliminate the possibility of accidentally moving important files or folders by prompting the user for confirmation before any move operation.
See how gaging companies are evolving products and making them easier to use while enabling users to do more with gaging routines.
Okuma’s Jim Kosmala explains how success in today’s manufacturing industry will be shaped by the degree of process efficiency plants can attain.
Predictive and preventive maintenance play a key role in ensuring your machine tools are ready to run parts at a moment’s notice.
In this blog post, learn how to set up the Tool Data Page for our GAW series grinders equipped with the P300G control.
SERVONAVI® improves cycle times and accuracy when you’re machining heavy parts by offering work weight auto settings, reversal spike auto adjustments, and vibration auto adjustments.
Some filters are obscure and may not be top-of-mind when it comes to replacing. See where they are and why you want to keep them on your PM list.
Considering adding a machining center to your shop floor? Learn some of the compelling productivity, cost, and quality reasons to consider an HMC.
Keeping your work area clean and enhancing visibility are crucial to your long-term success. This blog post shares some tips that will help ensure your environment sets the stage for productivity.
Learn how to gain peace of mind knowing that you’re immediately covered should you need to re-install the NC software in your Okuma machine tool.
When a machining center has been in production continuously and then shut down for an extended period of time, there are several operations to perform and check before placing the machine back into full production.
Dialing in a 5-axis machine can be a long and tedious process of probing and tweaking, but this OSP control technology lets the machine do all of the work. It's a relatively quick and easy process that can truly can save you a lot of time and wasted material.
This free app from Okuma can help you keep your machines running smoothly by providing reminders to perform regularly-scheduled maintenance and service-related tasks.
This blog post shares 5 tips to help you get started using the maintenance and troubleshooting capabilities of the OSP-P300 control.
If through-spindle coolant pin maintenance is neglected, it may become worn or damaged, resulting in coolant leakage, reduced pressure and costly repairs.
Okuma parts coordinator, Matthew Licea, shares some tips and tricks to help you easily navigate through your Okuma parts book to identify parts.
Cycle Time Reduction takes an already existing, running program and speeds it up by eliminating non-value-added time. The software evaluates the program and eliminates anything that can help make up time without affecting the actual cutting process. This means more cutting time and more profit for your shop.
In this webinar, learn how modern CNC technologies help shop owners and operators better understand their production operations by allowing them to monitor the status of machine operations, predict maintenance needs, and make smart decisions that positively impact productivity and ROI levels.
Okuma lathes and machining centers come equipped with a wide variety of functions—sometimes so many that it can be overwhelming. While you may not need every function, the following are a few that could significantly improve the way you use your machine.
Have you ever run your machine tool unattended at night and come in the next day to find that the machine had an alarm that shut down production? OSP Alarm Notifier can send you an email notification for any Okuma machine tool alarm. The application will also take a screen shot of the current CNC screen and attach the picture to the email.