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Okuma Pallet Pool FMS Designed For Shops With Limited Floor Space

March 27, 2015

Okuma Pallet Pool FMS Designed For Shops With Limited Floor Space  If you’ve considered the advantages of a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) for your CNC machining operation but don’t think you have the necessary floor space, Okuma has a solution for you. The company’s newest Pallet Pool System connects select Okuma machining centers, including 5-axis machines, to enable automatic part handling and pallet changes.

The system is extremely flexible:

  • Various pallet options can be arranged either in line with the Z axis or transversely in line with the X axis to accommodate your process flow
  • The systems can be retrofitted to select Okuma machines
  • Compact construction and single level storage system means the systems fit in even tight spaces
  • Standard load station can be manually rotated around its vertical axis and locked at 90º intervals
  • The Pallet Pool Control (PPC) fully integrates with the Okuma THINC®-OSP  control for error-free operation
  • All critical information is displayed at the operator load station to save worker time

Standard Pallet Pool Control features include:

  • Assignment of NC programs to individual pallets
  • Pallet scheduling order
  • Manual operation of system and set up of pallet pool
  • System alarms details
  • “One Step” pallet recovery capabilities
  • Automatic operation mode and overlay system enabling
  • NC hold for prove-out of special operations
  • Setting of storage locations

Contact Gosiger to learn more about how Okuma Flexible Manufacturing Systems can improve your productivity and profitability.