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Can I use THINC API to cycle-start my Okuma P300?

Can I use THINC API to cycle-start my Okuma P300?

Perhaps the most common API programming question I’ve heard asked of Okuma representatives is: can THINC API be used to cycle-start my machine tool?

The answer is no.

But that answer makes for a short blog post, so let me elaborate.

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A Quick Intro to Okuma THINC

A Quick Intro to Okuma THINC

What is a THINC app?

In the broadest sense, a THINC app is an application made to run on Okuma OSP-P controls. This is Okuma’s line of Windows-based CNCs.

Even though normal Windows apps will run on the OSP controls, THINC apps are generally built to use the THINC API.

Ok… So what is THINC API?

An API — or application programming interface — that allows applications to interact with the CNC. For example, the THINC API provides methods for an application to read and write common variables, load part programs, read and write tool offsets, etc.

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