New Okuma App provides customised, scheduled maintenance reminders for CNC machines

CNC machine tool builder Okuma now offers a new app available on THINC® -OSP -CNC controls that allows users to receive scheduled maintenance and inspection reminders and avoid downtime.

Okuma, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, has released a new app that displays scheduled maintenance and inspection reminders. Depending on the particular maintenance that needs to be performed, service recommendations can be displayed on a daily basis or intermittently throughout the life of the Okuma CNC machine tool directly on the CNC control without interrupting programming. The new app enhances productivity by helping to minimise unplanned service and downtime.

The scheduled maintenance App automatically appears on the CNC control when maintenance is needed based on the needs of the particular machine. It shows all of the maintenance tasks set for that specific machine by the Okuma software department. If tasks cannot be completed that particular day, the user has the option to choose when to receive the next reminder or can dismiss the warning.

Features of Okuma’s scheduled maintenance reminders include:
Logged job records to assist with troubleshooting issues.
Reminders that are pre-programmed and based on the specific machine and serial number.
Users can also opt for customised, periodic maintenance reminders that the operator selects upon installation. Daily reminders include routine checks for chuck/tailstock pressure, coolant/oil levels, etc. that can be programmed and scheduled to appear based on user preference. Once the maintenance has been performed, the operator checks off the tasks and minimises the app.

The Okuma scheduled maintenance App is available for a variety of CNC lathes, multifunction machines, and machining centers equipped with the Okuma THINC® OSP- P200 or P300 CNC control. Apps like this are only possible using Okuma’s THINC-OSP CNC control because of its unique open-architecture platform. Both the scheduled maintenance reminders and the daily scheduled maintenance reminders are available in one combined App.

Developed by Okuma’s Application Engineers, the scheduled maintenance App is available for free download through the Okuma website. For more information or to download the scheduled maintenance App or other Okuma THINC Apps visit

For more information contact F&H Machine Tools on TEL: 011 397 4050,

Okuma OSP-P300
Okuma has been developing its own CNC controls since 1963. This is the Okuma OSP-P300 control