Okuma America Corporation
11900 Westhall Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28278 US
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Okuma Machining Centers and Lathes
Okuma Machining Centers and Lathes
Okuma horizontal machining centers are engineered to deliver the exact power and precision required to meet any requirement. The Okuma design relies on a strengthened ball screw bracket, 3-point cooling for the Y-axis, intelligent chip handling, and Thermal Active Stability (TAS) to create the most stable and accurate horizontal machining centers on the market.
Okuma's broad range of lathes offers a variety of bore sizes, bed lengths and optional features, 427 combinations in all. This variety allows us to create custom lathe solutions capable of meeting any production need. Many parts can be completed on a single machine. The ability to hold tight tolerances eliminates the need for separate finishing or grinding operations. Okuma's industry-leading THINC - OSP Control creates optimal operating efficiency. The Absolute Position Encoder allows for the immediate return to production in case of power loss or other machine interruption.
|Okuma America Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina|
Okuma America Corporation is the US based affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in the development of computer numeric controls (CNC) and machining technology, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. Okuma is known for its technology leadership and world-class manufacturing, product quality and dedication to customer service. Okuma products are used in the automotive, aerospace and defense, construction and farming equipment, oil and energy, medical, mold and die, and fluid power industries. With Okuma as your machining partner you are free to imagine a more productive, cost-effective solution, knowing we can work together to make it happen.
Okuma Double Column Machining Centers provide a solid, extra rigid foundation for performing accurate machining on extremely large parts let you perform accurate machining on very large parts. With two columns supporting the machine head and our innovative bridge-built architecture, these machines are designed to deliver precision and power. The second column not only provides stability, but also increases the overall size of the machine, allowing you to complete longer and larger parts. The Okuma THINC – OSP control manages the machine for efficiency and accuracy.
The Okuma line of I.D. and O.D. cylindrical grinding machines is the result of more than 60 years of experience designing grinders that meet the precision needs of industry. Okuma grinders feature a hydrostatic spindle which runs a film of oil, assuring a greater transfer of horsepower to the cut. These high performance grinders can be fitted with a wide range of options and third party accessories making them easy to integrate into production lines.
Okuma software has been developed to help you achieve optimum results from your Okuma machine, quickly and efficiently without an extensive learning curve. We build our own machines from the ground up and we know best what they are capable of doing. Since we know the specifications first hand, we can create software that maximizes the potential of Okuma machines. It’s Mechatronics, our all-encompassing approach to machine building, come full circle.
Shop Grows its Multitasking Operations
Here's a look at what this shop's expanded multitasking capabilities have meant to its success and how it plans to continue building momentum.
CNC Machine Tool Builder Okuma and Target Chip Ganassi Racing Renew Sponsorship
Okuma America Corporation and Target Chip Ganassi Racing Inc. have renewed their multi-year sponsorship agreement for the No. 9 and No. 10 Indy cars driven by Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti in the IZOD IndyCar Series and for the No. 01 Daytona Prototype driven by Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
Multitasking Capabilities Help Shop Stay Ahead of Orders
With the new Okuma CNC lathe multitasking production center, this company is increasing the size of its net, going after new markets, taking a hard look at aerospace engine coolers and a large array of medical applications.
Okuma Partners in THINC Selects Another Partner
Gibbs and Associates has been selected for membership in Okuma America’s Partners in THINC, a collaborative network of more than 40 companies that service the metalcutting and manufacturing industry with specialized software, equipment, expertise and a commitment to solve problems and increase productivity for end users.
Velocity/SU-matic is New Member of Partners in THINC
Okuma America Corporation announced that Velocity/SU-matic, a provider of tooling technology, has joined Partners in THINC.
Robots Drive High Performance Manufacturing
As anticipated, IMTS brought a nice list of technological eye-openers.
Okuma Enhances Sales Organization
Okuma America Corporation has enhanced its sales organization to better serve the needs of its distribution network and provide better manufacturing solutions to end users.
Five-Axis HMC for High Speed Machining
The MU-10000H is the largest of the Okuma MU range of five-axis, high speed HMCs.
Okuma’s Larry Schwartz Retires
Larry Schwartz, former president at Okuma America Corporation, has officially retired.
Increasing Business with Hard Turning
By gaining experience in hard turning, a shop adds to its arsenal a cost-effective alternative to grinding, opening doors to new opportunities.
Okuma Appoints New CFO
Okuma America Corporation has promoted Lisa Rummel from V.P. of finance to the position of chief financial officer.
Automated Modular Pallet System
A line of linear pallet systems have been designed to complement the company’s selection of horizontal machining centers.
3D Monitoring and Part Verification
Using verification software provided by its machine tool supplier, this shop proves out parts well before any cutting takes place.
Advantages of Remote Troubleshooting
Read how remote diagnostics can allow a technician to troubleshoot a machine's issues or refine part programs from anywhere.
Connecting the Technologies
This Missouri shop uses new advances in machine to machine communications to achieve its goals of lights out manufacturing and quick changeover.
March PM News
New V.P. at Okuma AmericaJim King will join Okuma America Corporation as the senior V.P. of sales.
January 2010 News
600 Europe Appoints New Managing DirectorMike Berry has been appointed managing director of 600 Europe, responsible for managing and developing the Group’s newly centralized machine tool business in the U. K.
October 2009 News
October 2009 News
CNC Lathe With 66 Option Variations
Okuma's LB3000EX space turn CNC lathe is one of four mew models offering 66 option variations, the machine provides the highest quality multitasking capacity for a two-axis lathe in its class. Built on a box slant bed with a thoroughly tested thermo-friendly design, the machine is able to achieve machining dimensional change-over time of less than 5 micrometers in diameter.
The belief that “two heads are better than one” has been taken to a new level. As the first facility of its kind, Partners in THINC is where a customer can come to see real parts being manufactured for real customers. In addition, this facility is where 26 of the industry’s leaders have committed products, engineers and time to reach out to the manufacturing industry to solve problems and create solutions as a team—a multi-discipline partnership.
Running A Good Race
For this Missouri job shop, it’s not about what you call the machine tool, it’s about how you use it. The shop considers multi-spindle turning as simply using more than one spindle in various configurations best suited to the production requirements of the application.
Turning On To Compact Bar Feeders
Compact bar feeders deliver the performance and capacity needed for this turning cell to run in a largely unattended mode.