05/10/2018|Innovation Days Chicago 2018 - Path of Digitization

Heading towards the Digital Factory with “Open Connectivity”

The digital products of the CELOS Ecosystem enable consistent, customized end-to-end solutions.

  • CELOS Ecosystem with new prospects
  • Path of Digitization: from vision to reality
  • CELOS Machine with “Open Connectivity”
  • Keeping workflows under control with CELOS Manufacturing
    • CELOS PROtab – a mobile assistant in networked production
    • CELOS CONNECTOR – paving the way towards the Cloud
    • CELOS COCKPIT – the entire production process at a glance
With “Open Connectivity” towards a digital factory.

The trend towards industrial digitization is fundamentally altering the framework conditions even for metal cutting production technology. In this respect, DMG MORI has been making its machines fit for digitization since 2013 with the CELOS app-based control and user interface. At the same time, it has been consistently expanding the range of solutions it offers to create an open ecosystem for the digital factory. On top of this, DMG MORI is expanding its range of CELOS services with intelligent software solutions and connective hardware. Open Connectivity includes digital IoT services and products to integrally network processes and machines with one another.

Since 2013, CELOS has already been playing a key role in the DMG MORI Group’s digitization roadmap. More than 10,000 CELOS machines have been installed on the market in the meantime. Well over 100 high-tech machines from DMG MORI’s portfolio are now powered by CELOS today, whereby overall availability is implemented within a short space of time.

The number of CELOS APPs has also steadily grown over the years. Thanks to the ten new apps, there are now a total of 26 CELOS APPs for tooling, machine configuration and digital interaction in the workshop available. With CELOS, customers receive intuitive, consistent solutions as an integrated basis for paperless digital production.

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.

CELOS WITH HEIDENHAIN (availability based on machine model)

  • CELOS from DMG MORI with 21.5” ERGOline and HEIDENHAIN TNC 640
  • 22 introductory-level CELOS APPs available
  • Global program setting – subsequent adaptation of a CAM NC program directly on the machine
  • DXF converter – CAD import
  • Tool-based machining
  • Simple and efficient use of face grinders

CELOS CONNECTOR – paving the way towards the Cloud (availability based on machine model)

  • Interfaces enable data exchange between the CELOS CONNECTOR and CELOS APPs
  • Thanks to its integrated firewall, the CONNECTOR increases IT security and protects the machine from access by unauthorized third parties
  • Networking of older-generation DMG MORI machines and machines from third-party providers with CELOS
  • Selection of CELOS NC programs in conjunction with the CELOS PROtab

CELOS COCKPIT – the entire production process at a glance (inquire for release schedule)

  • Control throughout the production process in the production control console
  • Production transparency: all order statuses, bottlenecks, waiting times and causes
  • Status of the relevant order in the production process with the remaining time
  • Production planning and control in conjunction with CELOS Factory Planning
  • Flexible use in companies as a pure software solution
  • Charging and synchronization station for CELOS PROtabs, in conjunction with the control console

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