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DMG MORI TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE IN PFRONTEN

Updated on Tuesday 24 December 2019, 6:26 PM 96 Views

At DMG Mori’s traditional open house to be held in Pfronten, southern Germany from 11th to 15th February 2020, the global machine tool manufacturer will stress digitalisation and automation.

Areas of particular focus will be on end-to-end connectivity as the standard for all machines, updating of existing versions of the CELOS machine interface, the new customer portal my DMG MORI, and the cooperation with US software provider TULIP as an entry into digitalisation.

Among more than 40 machines on show there will be three world premieres: the DMC 65 H monoBLOCK universal, horizontal-spindle machining centre, the modular PH Cell automated pallet handling system and the LASERTEC 400 Shape for laser texturing.

DMC 65 H monoBLOCK

The DMC 65 H monoBLOCK combines the flexibility and ergonomics of a 5-axis vertical machining centre with the productivity and process reliability of a horizontal machining centre. Optimal chip evacuation makes the machine particularly suitable for reliable machining of aerospace structural components.

Those working in the die and mould sector will benefit from the possibility of machining deep holes up to 550 mm, while contract manufacturers will appreciate the flexibility provided by the swivelling rotary table that allows the use of workholding towers as well as full 5-axis machining of components weighing up to 600 kg.

PH Cell pallet system

The PH Cell automated pallet handling system with a footprint of just 10.7 sq m will be demonstrated feeding a DMU 65 monoBLOCK machining centre. Pallet loading from the side provides good accessibility to the working area. The system is of modular design and offers a high degree of flexibility.

The basic version can accommodate up to twelve 500 x 500 mm pallets, sixteen 400 x 400 mm pallets or twenty 320 x 320 mm pallets over three or four levels. The system can be expanded by a second module, making up to 40 pallet storage spaces available. The second module can be retrofitted without the need for any additional footprint. A separate and optionally rotatable set-up station allows ergonomic workpiece preparation while machining is in progress.

LASERTEC 400 Shape

The LASERTEC 400 Shape expands the DMG Mori machine portfolio for 5-axis laser structuring into the range of large moulds up to 3,350 x 1,350 x 1,000 mm and weighing up to 20 tonnes. The newly developed laser head swivels from -100 to +135 degrees and has a rotation range of ± 200 degrees, making it possible to produce undercuts.

The ergonomic and thermo-symmetrical gantry design ensures precision and outstanding texture quality at three times the speed of other models in the range. A large variety of textures in reproducible quality can be machined with functional features such as high gloss, scratch resistance or water-repellence.

Automation solutions

In total, 15 automation solutions will be on show including the new PH Cell on a DMU 65 monoBLOCK, a DMC 90U duoBLOCK with PH-AGV 50 automated guided vehicle pallet automation system, and a CTX beta 1250 TC with Robo2Go Vision.

The PH-AGV 50 offers flexible automation with free access to the machine and an intelligent safety concept for human-machine collaboration. The Robo2Go Vision is a further development of flexible robot automation and enables direct loading of Euro pallets. Using a new 3D camera, it recognises workpiece positions without the need for racks or to restack the parts.

Additive manufacturing

The demands placed on additive manufacturing technology are constantly changing. DMG Mori is taking this into consideration in the further development of its LASERTEC 3D hybrid, LASERTEC 3D and LASERTEC SLM series. Principal areas of interest are the availability of the machines, their productivity, component quality and occupational safety.

As a highlight in Pfronten, the company will present the LASERTEC 125 3D hybrid, launched in November 2019 at the formnext exhibition in Frankfurt. Based on the sturdy monoBLOCK series, it is designed for parts measuring up to 1,250 mm in diameter by 745 mm high and weighing up to 2 tonnes. The rigid machine construction and high dynamics of the machine enable accurate, reliable, cost-effective complete machining of complex 3D parts.

A key selling point of laser deposition welding is the possibility of changing between two materials quickly under CNC. Hard surfacing to reduce wear can be specifically carried out in one area and corrosion-resistant welding to prevent environmental impact in another.

Further areas of interest

Few companies have been as successful as DMG Mori over the years in digitally enhancing and expanding its traditional business in machine tools and services. The APP-based operating and control system CELOS, which was first presented at EMO 2013, was regarded as ground-breaking and since then many other innovations have been launched, as will be explained at the open house in February 2020.

Today, CELOS is used in the control systems of more than 20,000 DMG Mori machines worldwide. DMG Mori Planning & Control and the manufacturer-independent maintenance and repair platform WERKBLiQ were also successful introductions. As a founding member of ADAMOS GmbH, DMG Mori set the course early on towards networked value creation.

Other facets of the manufacturer’s Industry 4.0 portfolio to be featured are DMG Mori Connectivity to ensure secure networking of its machines and selected third-party products; up2parts process optimisation through artificial intelligence; and DMG Mori Messenger, which uses configurable dashboards to display at a glance the current status of machines and which can now also report on all additional devices in production that are networked by DMG Mori Connectivity.

To be promoted also will be DMG Mori’s five-point Economic Stimulus Program to assist customers financially with machine tool purchase and long-term support in the areas of training, service, machine refurbishment and technology upgrades.

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