Okuma to Host 2008 OMAC Integration Symposium

  • November 29, 2007
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Research Triangle Park - (29 November 2007) OMAC is pleased to announce that the next OMAC Integration Symposium will be hosted by Okuma in Charlotte, North Carolina, in November of 2008. Okuma is the US based affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in the development of computer numeric controls (CNC) and machining technology, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. Okuma is known for its technology leadership and world-class manufacturing, product quality and dedication to customer service. Okuma products are used in the automotive, aerospace and defense, construction and farming equipment, oil and energy, medical, mold and die, and fluid power industries. Bob Tain, Senior Director of Controls for Okuma America Corporation, said, "Okuma is deeply honored to host the OMAC Symposium in 2008. OMAC played a key role in the development of the functional specifications for THINC, The Intelligent Numerical Control, and OMAC members acted as beta test sites for this one of a kind machine tool control. The Partners in THINC facility offers an excellent opportunity to see the OMAC vision realized and to see in action the possibilities of this vision to improve the bottom line of the end user community." Okuma is also home to Partners in THINC, a one-stop shop for the end-user. The facility consists of a showroom with the latest technologies from world-renown companies ranging from ABB to Zeiss, where customers can come to see their own parts being cut in real time and find the best solutions for their specific manufacturing needs. A tour of the Partners in THINC facility will be a prominent feature of next year's event. For more information about the OMAC Symposium, visit www.omac.org/techsymp2007. About OMAC OMAC The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users Group works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a charter member of The Automation Federation. Learn More

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