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CNC Control Technology Reduces Power Consumption



Okuma America Corporation's ECO suite is an advanced application designed to save energy and increase profitability by monitoring and managing energy-wasting machine processes such as idling, pump rotation and continuous running of peripheral equipment. "The reduction in energy usage and the resulting costs savings allow shops to increase profitability or reinvest the savings in equipment, technology and/or staff," said a company spokesperson.

ECO suite includes four new energy-efficient intelligent control applications suitable for any size shop:

  • ECO Idling Stop-An application that stops machine tool idling, energy savings have been shown to be up to 74% during non-cutting operation. Okuma's Thermo Friendly concept monitors the cooling status of the milling and turning spindles and automatically turns them off when cooling is complete.
  • ECO Power Monitor-Operators see how much energy is being used and saved. The machine tool's display shows power consumption for spindles, feed axes and peripheral equipment.
  • ECO Hydraulics-This optional feature provides accurate machining control at a low rotation speed, minimizing unnecessary pump rotation during dwell pressure applications. Rotation is optimized by combining the servo control technology on the machine tool with high efficiency hydraulic pumps. Results have shown up to 63% reduction in power consumption.
  • ECO Operation-Operators set time limits for peripheral equipment, automatically stopping them after cutting is finished.

ECO suite is available on Okuma machines equipped with the P-300 control and the OSP suite application. For more about ECO suite visit okuma.com/eco-suite-energy-saving-cnc-control-applications.

For more information contact:

Okuma America Corporation

11900 Westhall Drive

Charlotte, NC 28278

704-588-7000

www.okuma.com

Southwest

S. TX, LA

Hartwig Southern

10321 Regal Row

Houston, TX 77040

713-749-9600

www.hartwiginc.com

N. TX

Hartwig Dallas

5234 Bear Creek Court

Irving, TX 75061

972-790-8200

www.hartwiginc.com

NM

Hartwig Mountain

794 Ventura St., Suite A

Aurora, CO 80011

303-373-9450

www.hartwiginc.com

OK

Hartwig Oklahoma

1913 West Reno

Broken Arrow, OK 74012

918-259-0260

www.hartwiginc.com

AR

Morris South

350 Electronics Blvd.

Huntsville, AL 35824

256-461-8111

www.morrissouth.com

Southeast

NC, SC, GA, VA

Morris South

12428 Sam Neely Rd.

Charlotte, NC 28273

704-523-6008

www.morrissouth.com

FL

Gosiger Southeast

2717 Rew Circle

Ocoee, FL 34761

407-656-1411

www.gosiger.com

MS, AL, TN

Morris South

350 Electronics Blvd.

Huntsville, AL 35824

256-461-8111

www.morrissouth.com

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Gosiger Mid/Atlantic

322 Commerce Drive

Exton, PA 19341

610-524-7722

www.gosiger.com

W. NY, W. PA, WV

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9151 Marshall Road

Cranberry Township, PA 16066

877-373-8906

www.morrisgreatlakes.com

CT, MA, ME, NH, VT, RI, N. NJ, E. NY

The Robert E. Morris Company

910 Day Hill Road

Windsor, CT 06095

860-687-3300

www.robertemorris.com

Midwest

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Morris Midwest

2323 Corporate Drive

Waukesha, WI 53189

414-586-0450

www.morrismidwest.com

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Morris Midwest

68 Congress Circle West

Roselle, IL 60172

630-351-1901

www.morrismidwest.com

MN, SD, ND, N.W. WI

Morris Midwest

8718 Monticello Lane

Maple Grove, MN 55369

763-424-5622

www.morrismidwest.com

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Hartwig St. Louis

10617 Trenton Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63132

314-426-5300

www.hartwiginc.com

W. NE

Hartwig Mountain

794 Ventura St., Suite A

Aurora, CO 80011

303-373-9450

www.hartwiginc.com

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Hartwig Wichita

4959 South Lulu Ct.

Wichita, KS 67216

316-522-5500

www.hartwiginc.com

E. KS, W. MO, E. NE, W. IA

Hartwig Kansas City

6110 Deramus Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64120

816-231-1850

www.hartwiginc.com

MI (except U.P.)

Gosiger Michigan

14600 Keel St.

Plymouth, MI 48170

734-582-2100

www.gosiger.com

IN, W. KY

Gosiger Indiana

4627 Independence Square

Indianapolis, IN 46203

317-788-1501

www.gosiger.com

S. OH, E. KY

Gosiger Dayton

108 McDonough St.

Dayton, OH 45402

937-228-5174

www.gosiger.com

N. OH

Gosiger Cleveland

30600 Solon Industrial Pkwy

Solon, OH 44139

440-248-3111

www.gosiger.com

West

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Gosiger Northwest

21911 68th Avenue South

Kent, WA 98032

253-826-3921

www.gosiger.com

S. CA, N. NV

Gosiger West (Southern CA)

6400 Gateway Dr.

Cypress, CA 90630

714-446-7770

www.gosiger.com

N. CA

Gosiger West (Northern CA)

2033 Gateway Place

Suite 500

San Jose, CA 95110

925-371-2333

www.gosiger.com

CO, S. ID, MT, UT, WY

Hartwig Mountain

794 Ventura St., Suite A

Aurora, CO 80011

303-373-9450

www.hartwiginc.com

AZ, S. NV

Arizona CNC Equipment

1205 S. Park Lane

Suite 2

Tempe, AZ 85281

480-615-6353

www.arizonacnc.com

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