the offering, based on the Digital Native CNC Sinumerik One, includes the digital twin of the controller, the customer-specific DMG MORI machine tool, and the workpiece. Currently, it is available on Siemens Xcelerator Marketplace.
A digital twin for machines enables groundbreaking improvements for meeting the challenges of sustainability, flexibility, and time-to-market. Moreover, the digital twin helps prevent programming errors that cause scrap and damage to the real machine. It enables up to 40 percent faster production ramp-up. Thus, significantly reducing the energy consumption of the real machine.
The offer also helps minimize unproductive machine times by up to 75 percent. This is because the testing and running-in of programs transfer from the real machine to the virtual world.
Alfred Geißler, CEO of DMG MORI AG, said digital twins will change the relationship and interaction between suppliers and customers across the entire lifecycle of a machine tool. For that reason, he said the DMG MORI Digital Twin enables their customers to achieve higher productivity. Particularly, by shifting unproductive tasks from the machine to the virtual world.
In addition, Geißler said, “As an open, digital business platform, Siemens Xcelerator will accelerate our digital transformation.”
With Siemens Xcelerator, Siemens is underscoring its technological leadership in combining the real world with the digital world. Sinumerik One is the most advanced CNC system for highly productive machine tools based on the seamless interaction of the virtual and real worlds. Through its digital twin, Sinumerik One is the key element for digital transformation. In addition, it helps simulate and test machining processes entirely virtually. Thus, allowing NC programs to be completely programmed, simulated, and optimized in a virtual environment before the actual manufacture of workpieces.
“With this partnership Siemens and DMG MORI are demonstrating on Siemens Xcelerator the opportunities that the joint and end-to-end use of digitalization offers for productivity, speed, and flexibility. Thus, future viability. This applies to the machine users as well as in the core to the machine tool manufacturers,” says Achim Peltz, CEO of Siemens Motion Control, who handles Siemens’ Motion Control business.
The open digital business platform of Siemens Xcelerator creates a powerful ecosystem of partners. Particularly, it accelerates the digital transformation, each tailored to customers’ specific business goals. Siemens Xcelerator consists of a selected portfolio of products, services, and solutions as well as a marketplace.