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.
Discover the top five most important tools you always need to have in your toolbox when performing service calls.
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.
See how Okuma’s User Maintenance Function can help keep your PM program on point.
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.
When replacing your drive unit, here are a few tips for things you can do to save time and money in the long run.
Here are 4 things you should fit into your annual maintenance routine that protect your machine tool investment and keep your parts pristine.
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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.
Read our helpful tips for using LinkedIn to enhance sales processes and expand awareness of your company or personal brand.
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.
Protect your investment by following recommendations for coolant type, concentration, and maintenance frequency.
Avoid scrap with this app that verifies that the operator has opened/closed the chuck before cycle start is pressed for Op20 of a part flip program.
Considering adding a machining center to your shop floor? Learn some of the compelling productivity, cost, and quality reasons to consider an HMC.
Learn some tips for keeping your machine’s spindle at peak performance and avoid costly downtime.
Automation doesn’t have to be complicated. Learn about simple automation solutions that could take your shop to the next level.
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.
Did you know that your machine tool window's are an important part of preventive maintenance?
This, our most popular blog post, includes a downloadable checklist you can use to keep your Okuma lathe in peak operating condition.
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.
Learn how a machine tool event log can serve as an extremely useful troubleshooting resource for you or your service technician.
This blog post shares 5 tips to help you get started using the maintenance and troubleshooting capabilities of the OSP-P300 control.
Understand the best way to bring a machine back up after power loss to prevent unnecessary damage.
If through-spindle coolant pin maintenance is neglected, it may become worn or damaged, resulting in coolant leakage, reduced pressure and costly repairs.
Take some time to double check your machines' interlocks, guarding, and other safety features to verify a safe and productive workspace.
Okuma distributor, Hartwig, shares how to take advantage of I/O variables for troubleshooting or preventive programming.
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.
Learn some simple ways you can protect and maintain the various display screens found on your Okuma machine tools.