To err is human. To prevent error, divine. With the complexity of today’s CNC machine processes, the risk of error is higher than ever before. And with mounting competitive pressures, human error is now costlier than ever too. Why take chances? Okuma’s Collision Avoidance System (CAS) prevents human error when it comes to collisions, and puts your mind at ease. CAS creates a 3D model of Okuma CNC machines, blanks and tooling. Then our THINC®-OSP CNC control is able to create a virtual machine model. Thus armed, CAS employs a Virtual Modeling application that runs seconds ahead of your actual cutting. When a problem arises, this allows time for the machine to be stopped before a costly collision – saving you time and money.
Set It Up and Go
Collision Avoidance System can provide accurate preventive error detection, with both visual and auditory cues, when the following models are precisely indicated within the OSP control:
- Machine model
- Workholding models
- Tooling models
- Raw material models
- Models of any accessories on the machine (parts catcher, steadyrest, etc.)
Once CAS is set up for your job, you can run with confidence knowing you’ll be alerted of any impending collisions – and be able to prevent them. CAS is only possible because Okuma makes our own CNC machine and open architecture control – allowing for customization of the above models and therefore Virtual Modeling.
For more information check out our video blog, “Collision Avoidance: 5 Keys That Make It or Break It” or view our how-to video, “Okuma’s Intelligent Technology: Collision Avoidance System.”