Okuma Australia + New Zealand will join Austech 2017 to showcase the very latest in design, application and technology to meet the current productivity needs of manufacturing industry.

Leading the Okuma exhibit will be the popular Multus U4000 twin-spindle, twin-turret, 0.001-degree indexable B-axis multitasking turning centre. With 1,500mm between noses, the Multus U4000 features a 40-position tool magazine for the milling turret and a second 12-position tool turret below. The all-new OSP Suite on-board management system will set the standard for machine controllers and adds to Okuma’s award-winning machining navigation system, hobbing, skiving and gear generation, variable spindle-speed control, Okuma’s Collision Avoidance System and Thermo-Friendly Concept, API function and 0.0001mm control increments.

Also in focus will be the all-new MU5000 V-L twin pallet, five-axis machining centre, which will feature Okuma’s unique five-axis auto tuning system for the extreme optimisation of all five axes’ alignments. The MU5000V lathe also has a table turning capacity of 800rpm and a maximum work piece diameter of 700mm and a height of 500mm. The MU5000 on display shares similar OSP controller options such as collision avoidance, super nurbs, machining navigation and API function, and is ideally designed for robotic automation. MU series machines can be equipped with a wide range of spindle, pallet and performance enhancement options.

The most popular mid-sized vertical machining centre, the Genos M560V, will debut at Austech 2017. A twin-column construction frame ensures absolute rigidity, and when coupled with Okuma’s famous Thermo-Friendly Concept, the stability results are stunning. A table surface size of 1,300mm x 560mm, a 15,000rpm main spindle, a 32ATC unit and through-spindle coolant deliver what’s needed at a great price.

Okuma’s RoboJob system aligns with the company’s strong promotion of automation and machining efficiency. The RoboJob unit at Austech will feature the Turn Assist 250 model with Fanuc M20iA and is integrated to an Okuma LB3000BMYC x 1000 turning centre. The compactness, simplicity of use and set-up, and portability deliver a cost-effective way to safely improve repetitive efficiency of machine loading and unloading.

Completing Okuma’s machine exhibit is the latest Fanuc Alpha C600iA RoboCut EDM wire-cut machine. The C600iA is the very latest in wire-cut performance and intelligent technology, its simplicity of use and stunning cutting and corner accuracies setting the standard for wire-cut work today. Bi-servo wire feeding now flawlessly controls wire tension and 0.10µm Ra can be achieved in 30mm tungsten carbide using 0.20mm BS wire and the MF2 power system.

On hand at the show will be several Okuma specialists demonstrating the New OSP Suite and the five-axis Auto Tuning systems. Austech will take place from 9-12 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Okuma Australia + New Zealand are full sales, service and support subsidiaries of Okuma Corporation, the leading single source builder of machine and controller globally.

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