DMG MORI automation, digitization at EMO

DMG MORI automation, digitization at EMO

August 8, 2019


Automated value creation with all DMG MORI machines
The WH CELL and WH FLEX are just two of the 27 automation solutions that DMG MORI will be showcasing at the EMO. After the successful start of DMG MORI HEITEC at the end of 2017 several dozen projects could be realized. In future DMG MORI will offer all the machine tools in its portfolio with automation solutions, in order to meet the massive and steadily increasing demand. Another highlight among the numerous automation solutions in Hall 2 is the DMU 65 monoBLOCK with the new AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle), a stand-alone system for pallet automation. This innovative solution offers a flexible automation layout with free access to the machine and an intelligent safety concept for human-machine collaboration. 

Intelligent services, applications with connectivity for networked production
For DMG MORI “connectivity” constitutes one of the core features on the path to the digital factory, because only open interfaces and standardized communication protocols can ensure future-oriented end-to-end integration and interoperability of machines and processes. That is why in future all new machines from DMG MORI will be connectivity compliant in their standard versions at no extra cost. Whereby the new IIoT interface supports both the standard MQTT and MTconnect protocols as well as the new umati (universal machine and tool interface) branch standard based on OPC UA. 

DMG MORI will be presenting the new CELOS APPs in line with its focus on integrated connectivity. The new APPLICATION CONNECTOR, for example, enables the operation of all web-based applications directly via CELOS. So direct interaction with MES or ERP systems is possible as is access to specialized customer applications. The new JOB IMPORT feature enables orders to be imported directly from MES or ERP into the CELOS JOB MANAGER.

 Maximum customer benefit is also the focus of the new digital customer portal my DMG MORI. DMG MORI brings together the expectations of its future-oriented initiatives “Integrated Digitization”, “First Quality” and “Customer First”. The result is a unique online portal for interactive cooperation between DMG MORI and its customers. 

Among other things service requests can in future be started virtually at the press of a button via my DMG MORI. Whereby the interactive request form prevents any misunderstandings. Specific service requests and optionally attached photos or videos now immediately reach the right DMG MORI service expert, while the “Tracking & Tracing” function ensures transparency for all service processes and procedures. Even orders for spare parts can be tracked down to the exact minute. 

Additive manufacturing
Four complete process chains for additive processes with powder bed and powder nozzle technology make DMG MORI the global full-liner in ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING. The powder bed machines in the LASERTEC SLM series are designed for the productive manufacturing of complex workpieces. The precision of selective laser melting enables the realization of complex geometries that would be impossible to produce with conventional methods. The series includes the successful LASERTEC 30 SLM 2nd Generation with a 300mm × 300mm × 300mm build volume and the LASERTEC 12 SLM, which owes its unique accuracy to its focus diameter of just 35µm. The fast powder change using the rePLUG powder modules takes in less than two hours. The OPTOMET software enables automatic calculation of all process parameters within days instead of months. Layer thicknesses, for example, can be calculated freely, which in turn enables a faster and therefore also more productive build.

As a powder nozzle machine developed primarily for larger workpieces of up to ø 500mm x 400mm and weights of 600kg, the LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid unites the build of workpieces using laser deposition welding and 5-axis simultaneous milling operations in a single setup. This hybrid approach enables the production of highly complex geometries in finished-part quality as well as the use of different materials in one workpiece. DMG MORI will present the LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid at the EMO with a series of monitoring and calibration sensors, which boost process reliability and further enhance the quality of additively produced components. Furthermore, laser deposition welding is also suitable for the repairing of tools. DMG MORI will be showcasing an automated concept for this at the EMO. 

DMG MORI technology excellence
For several years now DMG MORI has successfully operated its Technology Excellence Centers which focus on the key aerospace, automotive, die & mold, and medical technology industries. Their strategy is to work closely with customers in the very early project phases in order to realize optimum manufacturing concepts. The focus here has long shifted away from just machine tools to encompass integral process solutions including certification and on through to green field projects for the required applications. DMG MORI cooperates in this respect with numerous partners so that optimum tools, clamping devices and automation solutions can be integrated. The range of services extends to such a degree that DMG MORI even supports its customers in questions of certifications, where, for example, entry into a new branch such as the medical technology sector is concerned. The DMG MORI Technology Excellence Centers offer all services necessary for the successful conclusion of a project from a single source.