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Next-Generation ECO-Friendly Technology

Okuma America Corporation offers its next-generation energy management and optimization technology designed exclusively for Okuma CNC machine tools.

This new software-driven technology-ECO suite plus-is the company's latest addition to a suite of products designed to support global and corporate sustainability initiatives. Initial sustainable product developments began in 1963 with the launch of the proprietary Okuma numeric control system. In 2001, the company further advanced sustainability initiatives with the Thermo-Friendly Concept, a technology design to manage thermal temperature ranges during the machining process. In 2014 the company released the inaugural ECO suite system, which could monitor and control machine usage as a macro level. Today, the company offers its next-generation technology-ECO suite plus-which builds upon the prior technology releases by providing management and control of specific machine operations and peripheral devices during the machining process and in idle mode. Both the Thermo-Friendly Concept and ECO technologies are powered by Okuma's proprietary OSP control, a Windows-based, open-architecture platform that offers maximum machining capabilities to users.

The ECO suite plus technology has several features to aid in energy savings opportunities, including:

  • ECO Idling Stop

The application's ECO Idling Stop function monitors the cooling stays of the milling and turning spindles. It will automatically turn off the coolers for those spindles when spindle temperature is stable.

  • ECO Power Monitor

The ECO Power Monitor feature displays the power consumption of various components directly on the machine tool's display. This includes the power consumption of spindles, feed axes and peripheral equipment, giving the operator a view of the total energy being saved at a glance, without requiring a data export or separate smart device.

Additional optional features:

  • ECO Hydraulics, utilizing SERVO technology, actively monitors the demand of hydraulics to activate the hydraulic pump only as necessary to maintain pressures as called.
  • ECO Operation is recommending to users with multiple peripherals, since this function will run peripheral equipment only when needed and turn off peripherals once machining is complete.

For more information contact:

Okuma America Corporation

11900 Westhall Drive

Charlotte, NC 28278


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