Integrated digitalisation for Industry 4.0, holistic automation solutions, additive manufacturing, and technology excellence in the die & mould and medical sectors will be presented on DMG Mori’s stand in Hall 10 at the AMB exhibition this year. For Industry 4.0, the core topic is the proprietary CELOS app-based interface for mapping digital workflows.
There will be a new Production Planning system that can optimise value creation by continuously and digitally planning and monitoring fundamental workflows and processes in manufacturing. There are modules for material management, personnel deployment, detailed production planning and order tracking.
DMG Mori will also showcase NETservice, which includes a new SERVICEcamera and IoTconnector. It is a tool for remote servicing via a multi-user conference and enables direct collaboration between users, service technicians and other experts in a communication network designed to facilitate joint solutions to service issues.
Everyone involved in the maintenance and repair process can be networked with one another with the help of the web-based and manufacturer-independent platform, WERKBLiQ.
Thirteen of the 32 DMG Mori machines at the exhibition will be exhibited with automation and every 30 minutes there will be demonstrations of digitalisation and automation highlights in the 'digital factory' area of the stand.
There will, for example, be a PH 150 pallet handling system on a CMX 800V vertical machining centre, a DMU 50 3rd Generation vertical machining centre with a WH 15 workpiece handling device, and an NHX 5000 horizontal machining centre with RPS 14 rotary pallet storage.
For automating lathes, a second generation Robo2Go will be demonstrated. The flexible robotic solution for CLX and CTX series turning centres features new software. Using pre-defined program modules, processes can be created quickly and easily, even without any prior robot programming knowledge.
The process of teaching-in a new program can be completed in just 15 minutes, robot operation then taking place via the machine control system. New gripper geometry has a reduced interference contour and higher load capacities of 10kg, 20kg or 35kg.
Joint venture company DMG Mori Heitec acts as automation partner, focusing on customised workpiece handling systems and automated pallet handling, the latter being much in evidence in the group's own production plants.
Manufacturing expertise for the die & mould and medical industries will be a focus of attention at AMB, as DMG Mori regards both as growth drivers in the machine tool industry. The company has been supporting users in these sectors with practical experience and specialist know-how for decades.
The Die & Mould Excellence Centre at group factory Deckel Maho Pfronten makes use of a wide range of machines, from monoBLOCK and duoBLOCK machining centres and LASERTEC 3D machines for additive manufacturing, which is becoming increasingly important, to the XXL range of very large machining centres.
Deckel Maho Seebach is one Medical Excellence Centre location, as it is a production plant for high-precision DMU eVo linear machines and for the high-speed MILLTAP 700 compact machining centre.
DMG Mori will highlight at AMB the latest generation of the successful LASERTEC 75 Shape. High quality, geometrically defined surface structures, fine contours and filigree cavities can be produced for the manufacture of injection moulds and press dies with maximum process reliability and reproducibility.
Z-axis travel has increased from 1.5m/s to 4m/s, while a new, optional, high-speed focusing system and up to 1,000kHz pulse frequency allows texture quality to be optimised at high process speeds. The results are up to 69% shorter processing times and hence lower production cost per component.
The dynamic LASERTEC 75 Shape combines the stability benefits of the monoBLOCK design with the advantages of challenging 5-axis machining with the NC swivelling rotary table. With a footprint of 7.9 square metres and a 750 × 650 × 560mm working volume, it is the most compact machine in its class. Maximum workpiece dimension is 840 mm diameter by 520mm.
Additionally in the field of additive manufacturing, DMG Mori will be showing four complete process chains for powder bed and powder nozzle production. The company has marketed for over five years the LASERTEC 3D hybrid series of machines offering a combination of laser deposition welding and metalcutting on the same platform, while the LASERTEC 65 3D is only for laser deposition welding.
New will be the LASERTEC 30 SLM 2nd generation, which uses the powder bed process for selective laser melting, layer by layer. It will be presented in ergonomic 'stealth' design with a flexible rePLUG powder module that enables material changeover in less than two hours.
The closed powder circuit guarantees a high level of safety in the workplace as well as processing autonomy. CELOS provides the software platform for CAM programming and machine control.