News | July 23, 2018

MU-S600V Wins Machine Design Award 2018

Okuma's MU-S600V 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center Wins the Business and Technology Daily News' 48th Machine Design Award for Excellence (METI Minister's Award).

Okuma's MU-S600V 5-axis vertical machining center has won the 48th Machine Design Award for Excellence, sponsored by the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Business & Technology Daily News (METI Minister's Award) [Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry].

The MU-S600V is a "smart machine" that can be used for high-mix, low-volume (HMLV) and variable-mix, variable-volume production, as the core of "smart factory" operations. In developing the MU-S600V, Okuma targeted the following design concepts:

As Machines Playing A Vital Role In The New Factories Of The Future

  • As machines that, just by being connected, can build compact automated production lines into innovatively smart production line systems
  • As machines that can adapt to changes in production (market requirements) from stand-alone to multi-machine applications (agile manufacturing)

Designing Smart Machines That Lead The Way To New, Master-Craftsmanship Manufacturing

  • From large operations to small job shops, the MU-S600V is an easy door opener to effective 5-axis machining
  • A slender machine, only 1,400-mm wide has a large machining area (maximum diameter of ø600 mm)

Designed Ease Of Use In 5-Axis Machining

  • Leveraging the convergence of ease of use, IIoT, and AI
  • With new usability designing that focused on practical and successful 5-axis machining

As Your Single Source for M-E-I-K (Mechanics-Electronics-IT-Knowledge), Okuma offers this 5-axis VMC with an entirely new design concept, for the future of advanced craft-based manufacturing.

SOURCE: Okuma