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Orion Production Interface (OPI 2.0) Unit

Wireless DNC & Machine Monitoring

Agility on the factory floor means that machines must be able to run and change over quickly. With JIT & Lean manufacturing, waste is minimized. Reducing setup time by upgrading to an embedded DNC solution like the ORiON Production Interface (or OPI 2.0 Unit) is one way to implement IIoT on your factory floor. In trying to make your machine tools into "metal printers", you need a smart box embedded in every CNC machine tool.

Nexas makes the OPI 2.0 with a Quad core 64 bit ARM processor complete with 6 GPU - 10 processors inside with 8 Gigs of non-volatile SD flash memory to handle all your DNC needs. With power like that, production optimization algorithms and Advanced Manufacturing Artificial Intelligence are not far off...

The ORiON Production Interface (OPI 2.0 Unit pictured below) is designed to be installed in a machine tool control to enable remote network wired/wireless access for DNC file loading and machine monitoring.

The OPI enables USB and serial DNC links (with protocols) to the machine as it acts a file store and embedded DNC engine. It runs on a Ubuntu Linux platform that works well connected to a normal Windows plant network. The OPI 2.0 has many useful capabilities, including mapped drives with its SAMBA Server and normal browser based operation/configuration. Gone are memory constraints, long serial cables, slow BAUD rates, long setup times and frustrating blind operation with proprietary interfaces - today a tablet, smart phone or laptop will do...

The OPI enables USB and serial DNC links (with protocols) to the machine as it acts a file store and embedded DNC engine. Click here for the Nexas OPI 2.0 Feature Sheet or the OPI 2.0 Installation Manual.

The OPI 2.0 pictured above also supports bar code reader input in standard Code 39 format on any USB port. It also is flexible with power as it can accept 7-30VDC input 2.0A – so it is plug and play with Fanuc, and handles all other CNC controls due its broad power range.