CELOS Ecosystem with new prospects
DMG MORI has also consistently further developed its CELOS control and user interface to create an open and consistent ecosystem for digital production. Among other things, in the current CELOS version the focus is on digital workflows for adaptive production planning and integrated tool management.
At the same time, DMG MORI is working on the topic of Open Connectivity and, in this regard, it is preparing specific products such as the CELOS CONNECTOR and the CELOS PROtab for consistent networking in production.
From vision to reality on the “Path of Digitization”
DMG MORI’s current digitization initiatives are based on the vision of the digital factory, which is characterized 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, individualized entry into digitalized 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 in the near future. Even older machines have to be connected to a certain degree. The new “Open Connectivity Solutions” are responsible for this development.
DMG MORI is therefore preparing a mobile assistant in the form of the new CELOS PROtab and an intelligent IIoT connector in the form of the CELOS CONNECTOR to its digital portfolio. “This means that, soon, 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 optimizing 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 optimized 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 standardized 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 shifts schedules.
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, customized 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.