Outstanding power of technical development backed up by flexible matching of 4-core technologies|株式会社オプトン
Who is Opton ? Who is Opton ?

Outstanding power of technical development backed up by flexible matching of 4-core technologies.

Opton assures keep providing the markets with machines of great usability with devices and performances all embodied by the outstanding technologies of 3D optical engineering, Numerical Control,
Power Control and the frame engineering.

【5Major Product Groups】
「ECO Bender/Robot Bender」
「Non-contact Moire 3D Profiler」
「DDV Hybrid Hydraulic Servo Pump」
「hammering-type Hydroformer」
「TIF NC (numerical controller)」

All these products are claimed as the world-top quality well worth for investment.



【The latest trends of development by Opton】

It should be very normal that the production is promoted towards automation. Although more and more production facilities being supplied by small and medium sized manufacturers like Opton, there are still many subjects to be resolved for better usability.

  1. Establishment of remote maintenance
  2. Machining data of all parts and of all machines are collectively stored in one central controller and an individual particular part data is forwarded back to another machine for production.
  3. Development of a flexible bender for a work piece pre-mounted with parts and fixtures
  4. Development of self-check profiler for a complicated work at the final line off stage.


1.Historical background leading to “What is Opton today”

During a half-century since its business start, Opton has launched many epoch-making achievements. The CNC pipe bender, that was the first-ever in the market and ’77 Invention of-the-year-awarded under strong development leadership by the business founder and the NC professional T.Yogo, had surely destined the company’s direction towards engineering pioneer. Since then the company has conducted wide and deep engineering R&D including those of 3D optical profiling technologies being established for 3D profiling of a machined work piece.

The newly theoretical hydraulic power control DDV servo pump has also been invented amidst the company’s challenge against large heat generation, noise, oil leakage and instable performance that had been serious weak points intrinsic to the throttle-valve type hydraulic system in spite of their years-long and world-standard class application for large-sized machinery. The invention has successfully proved itself as the total solution to all large-sized bending machines.

Opton R&D has gone on towards new technology that enables expansion or propagation of mid section of a pipe. And the company has reached to a remarkable finding where high-pressurized hydraulic fluid can create high-rated expansion of a work piece if the pressure is controlled by delicate pulsation technique where DDV plays essential works. Hammering-impact Hydroformer is another big achievement resulted by Opton R&D.

It was, is and will be for Opton to keep contributing the markets in wide and deep strides with four core technologies embedded in the products.

2.What we are challenging now

Industries always keep in search for more automation, and that is why excellent inventions by small company like us have markets worldwide. To meet the market requirement in such trends, Opton is challenging now the followings

  1. Development of Remote Maintenance Tool
  2. Development of the central device that enables collection and re-distribution of complete machining data from/to all the machines at one user.
  3. Development of the bending machines that enable working on a work piece of any part and fixture pre-mounted.
  4. Development of automatic manufacturing system that enables total pre-shipment quality inspection of a complicatedly-designed work piece


1.Development of Remote Maintenance Tool

Self Error Detector (MAT) is on the way for this solution.

【Electrical error detection】
Error finding in relays, switches circuit boards in the machine controller as well as hardware wirings within a hardware machine. Computer operation system error exempted.

【Mechanical error detection】
Error findings by allophone on bearing and motor and other essential components.

2.Development of the central device that enables collection and re-distribution of complete machining data from/to all the machines at one user.

Bend master (BEM) is on the way which collects all machining data from old benders and re-distribute the one to another/ new bender.

3.Development of the bending machines that enable working on a work piece of any part and fixture pre-mounted.

Opton robot bender (T-WIN) series is on the way that has a bending head unit atop of the robot hand and operation software as easy as standard bender.

4.Development of automatic manufacturing system that enables total pre-shipment quality inspection of a complicatedly-designed work piece ;

Automatic profiler (MEMS Former) is on the way that enables accuracy measurement on the centerline coordinates of car muffler (for example) which is large in dia,
and small in thickness with big distortion more likely along its machined section.