The theme of DMG Mori’s open house exhibition in Pfronten, Germany, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, was the “Path of Digitization,” showcasing the company’s technology, including a digital factory, holistic automation solutions and new technology. The open house was held at the company’s Deckel Maho business unit.
Across 91,500-sq.ft. of exhibition space, approximately 9000 visitors, including media members and DMG Mori customers, saw 70 high-tech machines, including the world premiere of the new NTX 3000, as well as innovative manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing.
The NTX 3000 features a main spindle (12″ chuck) with 3000 RPM and max. 1,194 Nm (optional 8-10″); large working area due to the turn and mill spindle compactMASTER with 350 mm length; direct drive B-axis for five-axis simultaneous machining of complex workpieces; high flexibility due to X-axis travel with 125 mm below the spindle center; and CELOS with MAPPS on Fanuc and CELOS with Siemens.
The company is shaping digitized production via APP-based control and the CELOS operating environment, as well as other technology. To date, more than 10,000 DMG Mori machines fitted with CELOS have been supplied. Moreover, DMG Mori is offering its customers and suppliers an integrated and open digital solution with the ADAMOS platform. Short-term, more than 100 customers will be connected to the new IIoT platform and all DMG Mori machines will operate with full connectivity.
According to Dr. Masahiko Mori, president of DMG Mori Co. Ltd., electric vehicles, artificial intelligence and an aging society are creating new opportunities. “We have to make smaller engines with turbochargers; there is a huge investment in making batteries, and more chips and memories are required,” said Mori. “Plus, an aging society requires more automation with robots. We will focus on providing automation to European customers and customers all over the world.”
Mori also noted that more than 100 test cases of IIoT connected factories or systems will be available to its customers this year.
DMG MORI acquires WERKBLiQ GmbH
At the end of 2017, DMG Mori acquired WERKBLiQ GmbH from Bielefeld to enhance its digitization strategy. WERKBLiQ offers a non-proprietary platform where all involved in the maintenance process can be linked to one another.
The WERKBLiQ user interface allows machine operators to access data from individual dashboards. “This digitizes the entire maintenance and repair process and speeds it up considerably,” said Christian Thönes, chairman of the executive board of DMG Mori AG.
From the start date of the open house, the warranty period for all motor spindles in the MASTER series will be 36 months, without restriction on hours.
MASTER spindles offer good reliability and longer service life compared to conventional spindles, according to DMG Mori. This is in part due to the use of Vacrodur—a type of steel that provides outstanding resilience, wear resistance and temperature stability.
Also, in 2018, DMG Mori wants to set new benchmarks in service and become a “service excellence champion” with its First Quality initiative and Customer First program.
DMG Mori’s range of products include turning and milling machines as well as advanced technologies, such as ultrasonic, Lasertec and additive manufacturing.