From vision to reality on the “Path of Digitization”
DMG MORI’s current digitalisation initiatives are based on the vision of the digital factory, which is characterised by adaptive factory structures. The digital factory’s key feature is the automatic, data-based adaptation of processes in production to changing framework conditions.
“We are focusing on SMEs in particular here,” emphasises Dr. Holger Rudzio, the Managing Director of DMG MORI Software Solutions GmbH. He explains that the possibility of gradual and, above all else, individualised entry into digitalised manufacturing and production is the reason why they are doing this. In this regard, the performance commitment now no longer just applies to the company’s own high-tech machines, as even existing machines from DMG MORI and other manufacturers can be networked with the CELOS Ecosystem.
CELOS Machine with “Open Connectivity”
Machines from other manufacturers, machines in complementary technological areas and manual workstations can, therefore, be integrated in the CELOS network from now on. Even older machines have to be connected to a certain degree. The new “Open Connectivity Solutions” are responsible for this development.
DMG MORI has therefore added a mobile assistant in the form of the new CELOS PROtab and an intelligent IIoT connector in the form of the CELOS NETbox to its digital portfolio. “This means that, now, almost any machine and any workstation can be upgraded to become a member of the CELOS network, and this in turn opens up completely new levels of freedom to our customers with regard to optimising their digital workflows,” promises Dr. Rudzio.
Keeping workflows under control with CELOS Manufacturing
As a result, even the latest software developments are decisively gaining in importance and added value. After all, workflows and machining processes can now only be digitally mapped, controlled and optimised based on a consistent flow of data in the shop floor area.
Digital order planning for advanced users
One example is CELOS Factory Planning, the interactive planning tool, with its standardised interfaces for order acceptance from the ERP system. “Various dependencies – such as machine, material or tool availabilities and tooling costs – have to be taken into account for optimum planning of order processing in production.
This task becomes next to impossible to perform manually as order numbers increase,” explains Dr. Rudzio in an introductory remark. On the contrary, CELOS Factory Planning enables software-aided and central scheduling and, if necessary, rescheduling of available orders, all the while taking actually available resources and capacities into account.
Even when orders are rescheduled manually, Factory Planning considers the existing order structure and the available machine capacities and shift schedules.
Consisting tool management
“Digital Tooling” from DMG MORI is another example of the new digital CELOS workflow. All of the tool information necessary for the production process is managed centrally and available throughout the entire manufacturing process: during NC programming and simulation, and even during tooling, reading and loading or for in-process measuring.
In this regard, tool data can be accessed by various systems at the same time. Additionally, all the process-related data is saved in a central tool management memory, which makes a tool’s history transparent and completely traceable.
A gradual or integral way towards the digital factory
In the overall picture of the “Path of Digitization”, DMG MORI offers its customers the opportunity either to implement comprehensive, customised end-to-end solutions with the CELOS Ecosystem’s digital products and software systems, or even to gradually go from strength to strength and transform their company into a digital factory – for high transparency, effective processes, maximum availability and the best possible production reliability.
Digital expertise for workshop and work preparation
“DMG MORI’s software products and services help our customers to standardise and automate individually designed processes,” explains Dr. Rudzio. Necessary information about work preparation, planning and production would be presented in a consistent, clear and easy-to-understand manner for this purpose.