Smart Machines are an important part of our IoT-equation. Having recently opened the second start-to-finish smart factory at our Japanese headquarters, we are ready to pass on our smart factory expertise at EMO. The learnings from our “Dream Site” factories resulted in Okuma's Smart Factory Solutions as a means of making Industry 4.0 a reality for customers. Driven by our latest AI-imbued CNC control, these applications allow for total control of the entire scheduling and manufacturing process to support high product mixes and shorter delivery times, ensuring flexibility even with fluctuating demands.
The Okuma Connect Plan connects not only machines, but also production plants around the world, displaying their availability at any given time. It visualises the machine status and accumulates, stores and processes big data, including machining and operating reports and the alarm history. Based on this, continuous improvements can be made to make each run better than the one before. The web-based interface can be viewed from anywhere and on any device – even smartphones. By connecting the machines on display at EMO, we will simulate a smart factory and demonstrate the possibilities afforded by our Smart Factory Solutions live on site.