Okuma's SPACE TURN LB EX Series received a 2007 Top 10 New Products Award, one of Japan's top awards, given out by the Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News 

This continues our streak from last year, and marks the first time that the award has won for five consecutive years by a machine tool manufacturer. The previous awards were for the following:
2003 - MA-H horizontal machining center
2004 - MULTUS B300 multitasking machine
2005 - Universal Center MU-500V multitasking machine
2006 - MCR-H Hyper double-column machining center

The 2007 award was received for the SPACE TURN LB EX Series of high accuracy CNC lathes/turning centers

The EX Series arrives as the next generation of the best-selling LB Series of 1-saddle CNC lathes, with improved machining performance including milling, and high-accuracy, stable cutting based on the Thermo-Friendly Concept. The EX Series machines are our most user-friendly machines yet. 

The four machines of the series,
SPACE TURN LB2000 EX
SPACE TURN LB3000 EX
SPACE TURN LB4000 EX
SPACE TURN LB2500 EX
provide the basis for variation that is able to meet diverse needs for multitasking specifications, sub-spindles, Y-axis specifications, and more. 

Our newly developed PREX (reluctance) motors are built in to the spindles, and the combination of larger size and faster speeds, plus dramatically improved multitasking, gives EX Series machines the best performance in their class. The Thermo-Friendly Concept, with its unique structural design and thermal deformation compensation system to achieve astounding machining accuracies, reduces the need for troublesome compensation and warming up. It also enables the machines to maintain high machining accuracy with superior thermal stability even in long-time continuous machining, multitasking, two-sided machining with a subspindle, and Y-axis machining. 

Comfortable operation is achieved with the use of OSP-P200L and NC tailstock standards, providing optimum productivity.


LB2000 EX 
LB3000 EX 
LB4000 EX 
LB2500 EX

Awards & News

The Okuma group of research engineers that developed the basic technology for the Thermo-Friendly Concept,

The Okuma group of research engineers that developed the basic technology for the Thermo-Friendly Concept, "intelligent machine tool technology to achieve autonomous, high accuracy machining even in changing temperatures," receives the Award for Excellenc

Okuma Machining Research Center Employees Win Technology Award at the 15th Japanese Society of Die/Mold Technology Awards

Okuma Machining Research Center Employees Win Technology Award at the 15th Japanese Society of Die/Mold Technology Awards

5-Axis Auto Tuning System wins MM Award at EMO 2013

5-Axis Auto Tuning System wins MM Award at EMO 2013

Okuma's LASER EX Series wins MM Award 2017

Okuma's LASER EX Series wins MM Award 2017

Okuma Wins Machine Design Award For Its 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center

Okuma Wins Machine Design Award For Its 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center

MCR-BII 35E double-column machining center for 5-sided applications Recipient of the “Outstanding Product Award” in the 2004 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards

MCR-BII 35E double-column machining center for 5-sided applications Recipient of the “Outstanding Product Award” in the 2004 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards

Okuma's DRA-J radial drilling machine wins the Long-Life Best-Seller Award from the Society to Honor Machine Tools of Historical Value

Okuma's DRA-J radial drilling machine wins the Long-Life Best-Seller Award from the Society to Honor Machine Tools of Historical Value

MU-500VA 5-axis multitasking vertical machining center wins Top 10 New Products Award

MU-500VA 5-axis multitasking vertical machining center wins Top 10 New Products Award

The 2SP-150H Parallel 2-Spindle CNC Lathe Wins the Japan Machine Tool Manufacturers Award at the 35th Machine Design Awards by Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

The 2SP-150H Parallel 2-Spindle CNC Lathe Wins the Japan Machine Tool Manufacturers Award at the 35th Machine Design Awards by Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

Okuma produces its second Contemporary Master Craftsman

Okuma produces its second Contemporary Master Craftsman

MCR-H (Hyper)—Okuma’s super high-speed, high-accuracy double column machining center—wins 49th Top 10 New Products Award from the Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

MCR-H (Hyper)—Okuma’s super high-speed, high-accuracy double column machining center—wins 49th Top 10 New Products Award from the Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

SPACE TURN LB EX Series of 2-axis control CNC lathe/turning centers honored in 50th (2007) Top Ten New Products Awards

SPACE TURN LB EX Series of 2-axis control CNC lathe/turning centers honored in 50th (2007) Top Ten New Products Awards

Okuma's MU-V and MULTUS U LASER EX Machines Win 59th (2016) Best 10 New Product Awards

Okuma's MU-V and MULTUS U LASER EX Machines Win 59th (2016) Best 10 New Product Awards

An Okuma lathe machinist is among the 150 people selected for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2007 Contemporary Master Craftsman award

An Okuma lathe machinist is among the 150 people selected for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2007 Contemporary Master Craftsman award

Chairman Junro Kashiwa honored with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

Chairman Junro Kashiwa honored with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

MULTUS B750 intelligent multitasking machine selected at 51st (2008) Top 10 New Products Award

MULTUS B750 intelligent multitasking machine selected at 51st (2008) Top 10 New Products Award

Kosei Masuda, Senior Engineer in Okuma's Solution R&D Center, Awarded Medal with Yellow Ribbon

Kosei Masuda, Senior Engineer in Okuma's Solution R&D Center, Awarded Medal with Yellow Ribbon

GENOS L 1-saddle CNC lathe honored in the 53rd (2010) Best 10 New Product Awards

GENOS L 1-saddle CNC lathe honored in the 53rd (2010) Best 10 New Product Awards