OSP-P300 CNC Control Delivers Process Efficiencies and Enables User Innovation
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EASY OPERATION RUN SCREEN
One of the most compelling innovations from a user standpoint is the OSP-P300’s EASY OPERATION run screen (see Figure 1). This feature centralizes all operator functions into one single screen, and is customized for the CNC machine’s unique operation workflow. Simply select one of three operation screens:
- Setup Operations or Trial/Continuous Cuts
- Tool Preparations
Data is registered for all tools. Since the registered tool data is also used by Okuma auto programming (Advanced One-Touch IGF) and a collision check function (Collision Avoidance System), the entire registration process is completed in this single screen (see Figure 2).
Tool Mounted on Machine or Tool Change
After loading a tool into the machine, simply select it from the registered tools. Automatic Tool Changer manual operation does not require inputting the tool number. Simply select the tool from the list and press the function key (see Figure 3).
By pressing a function key while watching the graphic guidance, the tool is brought into contact with the sensor and the tool compensation value is set (see Figure 4).
Forming Soft Jaws
Templates make it easy to set jaw shape, tool, and cutting conditions (see Figure 5). Part programming is not required.
A simple function key operation is all it takes to shift a zero offset to either the left or right end of a workpiece (see Figure 6). The required zero offset is calculated automatically based on jaw and workpiece lengths (when the tool offset is set with reference to the turret tool mounting surface).
Operation screen split into four displays
Four simultaneous displays show setup work, current position NC program, and graphic simulation needed for confirming movement in trial machining (see Figure 7).
In the spirit of the completely open control, Okuma offers the API associated with your OSP-P300 control free of charge. This allows users to write customized PC-based applications (apps) that can communicate with the control to get data in and out, read and write code, and set parameters and variables for tool information. All Okuma CNC controls include the APIs – they ship standard with the machine and allow full read/write access to over 6,000 data points. In addition, Okuma is a leading member of the MTConnect Technical Advisory Group (MTCTAG) and fully supports the implementation of MTConnect-based applications.