Okuma America has launched the OSP-P500 machine control for its line of CNC machine tools.
The OSP-P500 is the latest addition to the company’s OSP control line, which dates back to 1963.
Processing Power and Ease of Use
The OSP-P500 comes standard with dual-core computer processors which provide increased levels of machine processing power by enabling multiple processes to operate simultaneously. This results in reduced cycle times per machined part and shortened production run times. The dual-core processors also provide redundant operations, thus ensuring uninterrupted machining operations.
Most notably, the OSP-P500 is fully equipped with Digital Twin Technology, a technology that enables high-precision machining simulations to be created on a computer, while also providing real-time data feedback loops from the operational machine tool to the simulating computer. This allows operators to utilize real-time data to mirror exact machine tool functions and behaviours to optimize performance.
Operator and Secure Operation
The OSP-P500 is built on a Microsoft Windows, open-architecture platform, coupled with on-board conversational programming capabilities; Okuma says this makes the OSP-P500 among the easiest machine controls to program on the market. Additionally, new ergonomic features, including screen tilt and swivel capabilities, improve operator comfort.
The OSP-P500 is also designed with protective features to manage data exposure risks, including: 1) tamper-proof protection, 2) whitelisting of the machine’s API, 3) anomaly detection, 4) required operator identification and authentication, and 5) regularly scheduled software and data backups.
- Two sizes: 15” screen or 21.5” screen based on machine size
- Space-saving, modern design
- Ergonomic tilt and swivel capabilities
- QWERTY keyboard
- Full-colour touchscreen
- Pulse handle options available
- Windows-based operating system
- Open architecture platform for integration to Apps on Okuma App Store
The OSP-P500 will make its Western-hemisphere debut at the Gosigerfest event in Dayton, OH, on September 13, 2023. It will be available for purchase in the Americas beginning in the Fall of 2023 on select Okuma machine tool models. The new control will become available on a wider variety of Okuma models throughout 2024.