Industry 4.0 or fourth industrial revolution is the current automation and data exchange trend in manufacturing technologies. It demonstrates the interconnection of the real and the virtual world. Manufacturing processes merge with information and communication technology.
Okuma's idea of Smart Factory
Benefits of Smart Factory
Okuma solutions - Improve quality by monitoring, recording, and analyzing your machining operation
Cutting Status Monitor
|Prevents out-of-tolerance and machine/ tool damage|
Machine Status Logger
|Helps investigate out-of-tolerance causes|
Machine Status Monitor
Okuma’s Machine Status Monitor* can interconnect not only machines but also production plants around the world, checking their availability at required locations at any time. It visualizes the machine status and MacMan Data (machining and operating report, operating and alarm history). Further advantages are the SQL database, up/downlaod of NC programs, a wide range of statistics as well as accessibility on website.
Benefits of Okuma's Machine Status Monitor
About Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 creates the requirements for the Smart Factory. It is the vision of a production environment in which manufacturing plants and logistics systems largely organize themselves without human intervention.
Technical basis are intelligent cyber-physical systems that monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralized decisions. They directly communicate and cooperate with each other and with humans in real time using the Internet of Things (IoT). Part of this scenario is the communication between the product (e.g. work piece) and the production line. Through networking, it will be possible to optimize not only one production step, but a whole supply chain.
The advantage of Okuma’s Smart Factory is not only the high degree of automation and unmanned operation. We add value by visualizing the factory and improving efficiency, reducing costs and shorten deliveries by analyzing big data from the factory. Smart Factory demonstrates connectivity possibilities, visualizations and flexible production. By gathering, analyzing and optimizing machine data, we can provide individual customer-specific solutions and products.