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Open Connectivity for the Digital Factory


CELOS CONNECTOR-paving the way towards the Cloud

CELOS COCKPIT-the entire production process at a glance

The trend towards industrial digitization is fundamentally altering the framework conditions for metalcutting production technology. DMG MORI has been making its machines fit for digitization since 2013 with the CELOS app-based control and user interface, and also has been expanding the range of solutions it offers to create an open ecosystem for the digital factory. DMG MORI is additionally 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.

With the addition of 10 new apps, there are now a total of 26 CELOS APPs available for tooling, machine configuration and digital interaction. With CELOS, customers receive intuitive, consistent solutions as an integrated basis for paperless digital production.

DMG MORI has also 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.

DMG MORI is also developing Open Connectivity and preparing products such as the CELOS CONNECTOR and the CELOS PROtab for consistent networking in production.

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," said Dr. Holger Rudzio, Managing Director of DMG MORI Software Solutions GmbH. He explained 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 machines, since even existing machines from DMG MORI and other manufacturers can be networked with the CELOS Ecosystem.

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. New Open Connectivity Solutions are responsible for this development.

DMG MORI is therefore adding a mobile assistant, the new CELOS PROtab, and an intelligent IIoT connector, 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," said Dr. Rudzio.

As a result, even the latest software developments are 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.

One example is CELOS Factory Planning, an interactive planning tool with 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," said Dr. Rudzio.

CELOS Factory Planning enables software-aided and central scheduling and, if necessary, rescheduling of available orders, all 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.

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 to gradually 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) features include:

  • 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 (availability based on machine model), which paves the way towards the Cloud, offers the following:

  • Interfaces enable data exchange between the CELOS CONNECTOR and CELOS APPs
  • With 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 allows production process transparency and features:

  • 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.

For more information contact:

DMG MORI - Americas Headquarters

2400 Huntington Blvd.

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


Service Hotline: 855-DMG-MORI (364-6674)

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