21 Nov 2019

Achieving Even Longer Automation & Unmanned Operations
Okuma's new developments for the ROID Series of Next-Generation Robot Systems

Okuma will extend the product line for applications with the ARMROID and STANDROID next-generation robot systems launched in 2018, with enhanced functional and performance capacity.

The ROID Series launched at JIMTOF 2018 has received a great response as an automated system that can be installed in a space-saving footprint and be used without the need for expertise in robotics. Now Okuma will enhance and expand the variations available to provide a wider range of automation systems that are easy to implement for a broad range of users, regardless of the size of the company.

① The ARMROID application has been advanced for a multitasking machine by developing a new type of robot, and it can also handle flange-shaped workpieces

A new type of robot has been developed, and the applicable range of workpieces has been expanded in one stroke by increasing the movable range and transport weight specifications.

  • Now Okuma achieved robot/machine fusion with the MULTUS B250Ⅱ multitasking machine. This is the world's first complete fusion of a multitasking machine and an articulated robot.
    Workpiece transport weight
    10 kg (twice the previous model)
    Max workpiece size
    ø80 x L 480 mm (up 25% compared to the previous model)
  • Capable of handling flange-shaped workpieces.
    Compatible with work stockers capable of automatic and continuous operation for about 5 hours. 50 workpieces ø150 mm in diameter and 30-mm thick can be stocked.

② Accelerating the extension of STANDROID-equipped products and the expansion of peripheral device functionalities

  • Deployment to Okuma vertical machining centers

    Following the MB-46V, the MB-56V, GENOS M460-VE, and GENOS M560-V

  • Expanding to simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining centers equipped with turning functions

    Following the MU-S600V, the MU-4000V and MU-4000V-L

  • Further automation with peripheral devices enhanced with extended functionality

    It is possible to build an automation system suitable for user needs by including workpiece turnaround that can automate front/back operations.


③ With the ROID Navi EZ Operating Tool, compatibility with the increasing variety of machine models and peripheral devices will also be available

Even complex robot movements through setups with several peripheral devices can be navigated with no worries from the first day of operation. In addition, even for sudden workpiece changes, the start-up of automated continuous operation can be completed immediately, eliminating the need for a systems integrator.

  • By following the guidance procedure, getting the optimal collision-free robot path is possible with only the input of the start and end points to automatically generate the required movements. Robot programs can be easily created without the need for special skills in robotics.
  • With the pulse handle, Okuma's robot operating system can be used seamlessly with the machine tool, as if machine/robot operations were the same.