DMG MORI offers the first end-to-end digital twin of a machine tool

Siemens Ltd

Friday, 22 September, 2023

DMG MORI offers the first end-to-end digital twin of a machine tool

DMG MORI and Siemens have announced they are presenting the first end-to-end digital twin for a machine tool on Siemens Xcelerator.

A digital twin for machines enables new improvements for meeting the challenges of sustainability, flexibility and time-to-market. The digital twin helps prevent programming errors that cause scrap and damage to the real machine. It enables up to 40% faster production ramp-up, significantly reducing the energy consumption of the real machine.

Siemens said it also helps minimise unproductive machine times by up to 75%. This is because the testing and running-in of programs is moved from the real machine to the virtual world.

“Digital twins will change the relationship and interaction between suppliers and customers across the entire lifecycle of a machine tool,” said Alfred Geißler, CEO of DMG MORI AG. “With our DMG MORI Digital Twin, we’re enabling our customers to achieve higher productivity by shifting unproductive tasks from the machine to the virtual world. As an open, digital business platform, Siemens Xcelerator will accelerate our digital transformation.”

The DMG MORI Sinumerik One is based on the seamless interaction of the virtual and real worlds. The company said that through its digital twin, Sinumerik One is the key element for digital transformation and helps simulate and test machining processes entirely virtually. This allows NC programs to be completely programmed, simulated and optimised in a virtual environment before workpieces are actually manufactured.

“With this partnership Siemens and DMG MORI are demonstrating on Siemens Xcelerator the opportunities that the joint and end-to-end use of digitalisation offers for productivity, speed, flexibility and thus, future viability,” said Achim Peltz, CEO of Siemens Motion Control. “This applies to the machine users as well as the machine tool manufacturers. Siemens Xcelerator’s approach of bringing different partners together in an ecosystem for the benefit of all is impressively demonstrated by the partnership between Siemens and DMG MORI.”

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