Okuma Smart Factory


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

Cost savings

Time savings

  • Visualizes and improves efficiency
  • Reduces production cycle time and shortens deliveries
  • Flexible production from lot size 1 to mass production
  • Automation and data exchange
  • Unmanned operation
  • Optimized production schedules and flexible production planning
  • Short-term changes in demand or losses quickly compensated
  • Production status available in real-time
  • Prevents interruptions and effectively avoids machine breakdown
  • Non-cutting time predictable

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.

*variable kit, partial solutions realizable

Benefits of Okuma's Machine Status Monitor

  • Connectivity optimizes production schedules
  • Gathers & analyzes machine data
  • Prevents interruptions & improves machining
  • Enables flexible production planning

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.