OSP (Okuma Sampling Path)
December 6, 2012
Dayton, OH – Okuma THINC controls are based on the Okuma Sampling Path (OSP) concept that continues to evolve in power, performance and ease of use. The latest version, OSP P300 S, for multi-axis machine tools, features a dual core processor and 80 GB hard drive that is partitioned to enable simultaneous machine operation and setups.
According to Joe Hurley, Applications Engineer for Okuma distributor Gosiger, Inc.,
“In addition to the more powerful dual core processor and multi-functioning hard drive, this new control makes it easier than ever to set up routines, program collision avoidance simulations and run parts programs. The most-used function keys are ergonomically grouped together to make entering data much faster, and easier. Setting up routines requires fewer keystrokes and there are virtually unlimited modeling capabilities. In fact, the entire control system is more user-friendly than ever, so operators are more productive because they can get more work done in less time.”
The new control system was introduced at IMTS 2012 and is the 17th iteration of THINC OSP controls from machine tool builder Okuma. Based on a PC platform and utilizing industry standard components, OSP P300 S is easy to service, and enables users to upgrade as technology advances without requiring a major overhaul.