DMG MORI Connectivity: As of the EMO 2019 free of charge for all DMG MORI machines in the standard version
DMG MORI Connectivity ensures the connectivity of DMG MORI – and selected external machines. “We support all internationally relevant protocols here such as MQTT, MTconnect and OPC-UA, plus the new “umati” standard”, says Christian Thönes. umati is the new standard in the machine tool industry for open and unrestricted communication within the shop floor and with higher-order IT systems. DMG MORI has actively promoted, advanced and played a significant role in co-developing “umati” together with VDW (Association of German Machine Tool Factories) and selected partners.
DMG MORI Connectivity makes it possible to connect to all of the main IoT platforms, including ADAMOS, MindSphere and FANUC Field. The customer himself chooses the direction, DMG MORI then uses this as the base for developing an individual, open and flexible solution. During implementation, DMG MORI Connectivity supports a multi-stage concept. Christian Thönes assures customers: “Since secure operation of the digital products and the trustworthy handling of customer information is extremely important to DMG MORI, we have integrated an “Industrial Control System”, so-called ICS Security, in our product development as an elementary constituent of the digitalization strategy.” The machine tool manufacturer has established DMG MORI Digital, which is specialized in the networking of machines, to provide service and support for all DMG MORI Connectivity solutions. DMG MORI Digital supports customers directly on site with advice and qualification and through rapid implementation of digital DMG MORI and partner products.
The result that will presented at the EMO on the DMG MORI booth in Hall 2 and by other umati partners is a so-called “OPC UA Companion Specification” especially for the machine tool industry. In future it will be possible to integrate machine tools into user-specific value creation systems independently of manufacturer via the “umati” standard.