Okuma Connect PlanClick image to enlarge

Okuma America Corp. has released Connect Plan, a software-based system for collecting and measuring data to adjust processes for increased productivity.

Connect Plan provides analytics for improved utilization by connecting machine tools and providing visual control of factory operations and machining. The OSP control (accommodations can also be made for non-Okuma controls) connects to a PC installed with Factory Monitor suite. This enables machine operation status to be visible from the shop floor, office, smartphone, or virtually anywhere.

Connect Plan allows for visual control of the plant. The Okuma NET BOX suite-S (Optional) plugs Connect Plan into the internet to show the operating status of a factory, even in remote locations. Email notification of machine alarms can be checked, and the ability to contact the Okuma Service Center to receive online support when needed is available. The Okuma NET BOX suite-C (Optional), connects to machines that cannot be networked on your Ethernet and even to machines from other builders.

Connect Plan achieves machining traceability by tying together the individual ID of a machined workpiece with the machining results and gaging results for each machine. If there’s a problem with a workpiece, the cause can be analyzed and higher-quality production can be reinstated with greater assurance.

Okuma's remote diagnostics allows the screen from a customer’s machine to be viewed by the Okuma Service Center when a problem occurs. This means a diagnosis can be made while looking at the same screen for accurate communication.

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Collision monitoring transducer connects to PLC

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Insert selection app

Walter has introduced a new app that shows insert selection with the latest Walter grades and chip breaker geometries for their application.

Versatile five axis machining for small and heavier workpieces

Heller Machine Tool's HF series five axis horizontal machine centres are designed for machining complex prismatic parts from lighter, smaller workpieces to heavier parts with a table load of up to 363 kg (800 lb).

Eliminating surface finish variations in grinding

Magnetic filtration solves fine grinding swarf issue at Linamar plant

When driveline and engine component manufacturer Traxle, Guelph, ON, part of Linamar Industries, started to experience surface finish problems during a final valve sealing ring grinding operation, it turned to a magnetic filtration system, the Micromag MM5 supplied by Eclipse Tools North America, Stoney Creek, ON.

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