In the area of integrated digitization, DMG MORI is pushing towards universal digitalisation at all levels of value creation – from upstream manufacturing planning through digital monitoring of production up to digital services.
As a pioneer of digitalisation in the area of machine tool manufacture, DMG MORI continues to consider it a strategic future-oriented field. The technology leader will present pathways towards Industry 4.0 at the AMB under the catchphrase integrated digitization. Core fields are the APP-based control and operating system CELOS, new software solutions for production planning, exclusive technology cycles as well as CAD/CAM and simulation solutions. Complemented by NETservice for simple and direct remote service and WERKBLiQ for digital maintenance, DMG MORI also offers a digitalisation strategy at all levels of value creation. With this broad portfolio, DMG MORI is in the position of being able to support its customers with end-to-end solutions for digitalisation.
Digitalisation for the user is all about optimising internal value-creation processes in an integral way. DMG MORI has set itself the goal of offering its customers integrated and universal digitalisation solutions to enable step-by-step entry into networked production. “Integrated digitization” by DMG MORI begins at the planning and job preparation phase extending through to the machine and follows the vertical company organisation upon this basis. It can be classified into three levels. “At the first, we offer machine-specific apps in the CELOS environment and, at the second, upstream and downstream processes throughout the entire production environment. The multi-vendor digital platforms are located at the third level. They form a type of open marketplace – accessible to everyone – which supports users during service and maintenance, for example”, sums up Dr. Holger Rudzio, managing director of DMG MORI Software Solutions.
With help of integrated workflows the APP-bases control and operating system CELOS supports customers on their way to Industry 4.0.
CELOS: Digital monitoring of production
With its APP-based control and operating system CELOS, DMG MORI has created a basis to offer long-term support to customers on their pathway to Industry 4.0 with the aid of integral workflows – both at the machine level as well as for upstream processes. CELOS is installed on all new DMG MORI high-tech machines and one of its features is the capability of digitally monitoring production. CELOS Digital Monitoring is made up of the apps MESSENGER, CONDITION ANALYZER and PERFORMANCE MONITOR, amongst others.
MESSENGER centrally visualises the current status of a machine park and can display machine-specific information, such as the operating status, the current NC program or the workpiece counter on mobile end devices. This reduces downtimes and increases productivity. Moreover, the information on machine runtimes, downtimes and faults can be used to calculate the cost effectiveness of orders. At the same time, the CONDITION ANALYZER uses sensor data to visualise and analyse the status of the machines on the basis of the components. This can, for example, support preventative maintenance. The PERFORMANCE MONITOR makes it possible to capture, analyse and visualise overall system efficiency while taking into account machine availability and component quality.
PRODUCTION PLANNING: Integrated digital planning of processes
The latest development by ISTOS GmbH demonstrates how DMG MORI supports the user also in integrated production planning. The decentralised DMG MORI profit centre has developed applications for integrated production planning. With modules for material management, workforce planning as well as detailed manufacturing planning and order tracing, PRODUCTION PLANNING enables situational planning to combat limited capacities and thus supports resource-saving and cost-optimised operation processes. The advantages are obvious: PRODUCTION PLANNING offers greater efficiency for production based on dynamic planning and scheduling. Improved transparency enables shorter reaction times and permanent optimisation of procedures. Moreover, individual planning is also possible by specifying priorities. Decisive factors here are the sequence, the setup requirements, the costs and the throughput times. PRODUCTION PLANNING is a part of the current tried-and-tested PLANNING SOLUTIONS, In the future, this will form the foundation for optimised production with features for planning, monitoring and feedback covering all manufacturers and applications. Overall, PLANNING SOLUTIONS comprises the apps PRODUCTION PLANNING, PRODUCTION FEEDBACK and PRODUCTION COCKPIT. Via the so-called SERVICE BUS which acts as an intermediary for all connected applications, it links existing systems according to requirements and communicates between the shop floor and the back offices. The first step for integrated networking of systems.
NETservice and WERKBLiQ: Digital service solutions for production
IoTconnector represents the basis for connecting new DMG MORI machines. The IoTconnector’s retrofit kit also enables existing DMG MORI machines to be connected into the production network. NETservice by DMG MORI is installed in the IoTconnector. It represents the new benchmark for remote service in the area of machine tool manufacture. NETservice makes it possible for machine operators, service experts and service technicians to interact in a remote-service session by means of a multi-user conference to quickly find a joint solution for service issues. The customer or a DMG MORI service technician can film or photograph the situation on site and transmit this via live stream directly into the running NETservice application through the new SERVICEcamera. This visual supplement results in a significantly higher and faster solution rate for service issues through the DMG MORI hotline.
IoTconnector represents the basis for connecting new DMG MORI machines, whereas the new SERVICEcamera allows a live stream during a present NETservice application.
Machine availability can be significantly increased by efficiently controlling service resources. WERKBLiQ GmbH is a daughter company of DMG MORI, who, with its web-based and multi-vendor platform, sustainably optimises the management of service and maintenance of the entire machine park for customers. WERKBLiQ ensures secure and complete documentation of maintenance processes and offers simple and cross-departmental communication. The platform networks all those involved in the maintenance process and, with a total of 15 modules, ensures fast commissioning of technicians directly from the machines, minimises downtimes through adherence to maintenance and enables spare parts to be procured quickly, amongst other features. This allows DMG MORI to offer an integrated digitalisation strategy at all levels of value creation.
WERBLiQ allows secure and complete documentation of maintenance processes and offers simple and inter-divisional communication.
Press release from DMG MORI