Predator Software expands its support for CNC controllers by announcing compatibility with the latest offering from Okuma, the OSP-500 being debuted at EMO Hannover next week.

Peterborough, UK and Portland, OR, USA— September 15th 2023 — Predator Software has announced support for Okuma’s next generation OSP-500 control within their data collection and OEE measurement software

Support for the 21.5″ and 15″ models of the P500M, P500L and P500S series CNCs are included within Predator MDC (Manufacturing Data Collection) and Predator MDC Enterprise. The Okuma OSP-500 includes Ethernet communications with every model with an option for RS232 (DNC-B) support. Predator MDC includes support for multiple machine monitoring and data collection protocols including OSP API, MTConnect and OPC UA.

In addition to the automated data collection, 18 Different Predator MDC functions can be integrated within the OSP-500,300,200 and 100 series controls. This integration allows operators to manually input additional data, as well as viewing cell status and other info right at the control.

Okuma OSP-500 support has also been added to Predator DNC, and Predator Virtual CNC.

Braden Connolly, Predator Software’s Director for the UK & Europe said

“Okuma is a very important machine tool builder to our customers and us, as such we have always supported and integrated with Okuma controls. We are proud to announce support for the OSP-500 control at launch and it to the long list of controls that we continue to connect to from Okuma and other manufacturers.  

Since 1994, Predator Software has focused on automating manufacturers worldwide with innovative and award-winning software applications. Predator Software is an industry leader in Industry 4.0, lean manufacturing, industrial networking solutions and automation via shop floor control or SFC. Predator’s SFC technologies include CNC networking, machine monitoring, OEE, production data management, data collection, machine simulation & verification, tool path optimization, tool & gage crib management, traveler management, CNC post processing, flexible manufacturing systems and robotic cell control software.

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