Following on from the success of its recent Turbine Machining Days
, Germany-based Okuma Europe GmbH
is now launching its second Covid-19 compliant live event of the year — on 24 and 25 November, the European representative of the world’s market leader for CNC machine tools will host Automation Days 2020
At various stations, visitors will be able to delve into the world of automation and see a wide range of Armroid machines and gantry loading systems at work. Guests will spend around 4hr moving around Okuma’s European headquarters in Krefeld, always in small, fixed groups.
They will be assigned a chaperone, who will stay with and guide them through the whole time, and will attend at a specific time slot on either of the two days.
Thanks to headphones they will be able to follow presentations and live demonstrations of various Okuma machines and find out how multiple components working in perfect harmony can improve their production activities.
As the health of both customers and employees is paramount, all the latest coronavirus guidelines will be observed, along with all applicable hygiene requirements and distancing rules. Okuma will also ensure that all areas and displays will be regularly cleaned.
After a tour through various areas of the Okuma European headquarters, visitors will move on to the recently opened Engineering Centre, where five automation solutions will be demonstrated. High level of automation
These include the 2SP-2500H twin-spindle lathe with gantry loading system for manufacturing large quantities with very fast changeover times; the LB3000EX Armroid, which offers an impressively high level of automation from loading through to cleaning; and the LU-S1600, also featuring a gantry loading system, which allows workpieces to be machined by two tools at the same time.
The MU-4000V, combined with a BMO automation solution, is perfect for executing highly flexible automation tasks in five-axis machining. Its versatility makes it ideal when production needs to switch between large and small batches.
The event will use real-world examples to give visitors some insight into all the automation opportunities that Okuma machines can offer. Also on the agenda are solutions like Connect Plan
for creating a network of machines and 3-D Virtual Monitor
for simulating production processes.
Visitors will then move on to the European headquarters showroom, where they can see the Multus B250II Armroid series, which can take care of all aspects of turning and milling with maximum efficiency and optimisation.
Also available for visitors to view will be the MB-46VAE Standroid and the MA-600HII with tower storage — two more high-performance machining centres that can handle small or medium-size batches, as well as pallets.
Okuma is represented in the UK by NCMT Ltd (www.ncmt.co.uk
). For further information on Automation Days 2020
and registration options can be found at the Web site www.promo.okuma.eu/okuma-automation-days-2020