Siemens demonstrates concrete potential of digitalization for the machine tool world
Under the banner “Digitalization in Machine Tool Manufacturing”, Siemens will be demonstrating how machine tool users and manufacturers can benefit from digitalization with a presentation stretching over an area of around 1,200 square meters in Hall 25.
The Siemens trade fair presentation will focus on the company’s extensive, integrated end-to-end digitalization portfolio. With this unique offering, the technology company will be showcasing ways in which machine tool manufacturers can significantly boost their production flexibility and efficiency, drastically reduce their engineering input and time to market, as well as consolidating and expanding their competitive standing in the global marketplace by digitalizing their operations.
This applies both to those who build and use machines And it applies just as much to small and medium-sized enterprises as it does to the big players in the industry.
The Digital Enterprise Suite from Siemens comprises software-based systems and automation components which cover every conceivable requirement arising along the industrial value chain. Its backbone is formed by Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management solution.
In the real production world, products such as the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Simatic IT, Sinumerik CNC controls and the Simatic S7 controller portfolio have been widely established and proven the world over.
Specifically, with the machine tool industry in mind, Siemens will be exhibiting its integrated end-to-end portfolio of digital platforms and a fund of applications at the EMO Hannover 2017, providing a clear and impressive demonstration of how digitalization can work seamlessly with Siemens from the machine tool right up to the corporate management level.
The digitalization portfolio for machine builders ranges from the machine concept and engineering through to commissioning and servicing. For machine operators, the range of digitalization solutions covers their entire value chain from product engineering and production planning to actual production and digital services
One of the special highlights of the show demonstrates the possibilities opened up by digitalization through connection to the cloud-based open IoT operating system MindSphere from Siemens.
Siemens will be unveiling its first MindSphere application for machine tools in the form of Manage MyMachines. Siemens will be linking around 200 machine tools across the fairground up to the Cloud using it’s open IoT operating system MindSphere.
Using Manage MyMachines, this allows machine operators to obtain a cloudbased overview of important machine data and the current operating status of its machines.
The resulting transparency allows to respond at short notice to optimize their production. Also featured on the Siemens booth will be Sinumerik Edge, a new robust and high-performance hardware and software solution for machine-level application (edge computing). Sinumerik Edge processes and analyses process data practically in real time with the machining process.
Decoupling the data processing tasks and process control ensures the necessary degree of process security, for which Siemens offers customized edge apps for functions such as monitoring and optimization. Machine manufacturers or service providers can also integrate their own Edge apps into the open platform.