Digitalisation entails the ever closer meshing of processes and applications in the virtual and the real world. With a wide spectrum of integrated software and hardware solutions, including state-of-the-art SINUMERIK controllers, Siemens India is supporting both machine manufacturers and operators on their way to become a digital enterprise.
Showcasing its integrated engineering approach at IMTEX 2017, Siemens has demonstrated how machine tool industry can respond faster to the needs of the market, increase their flexibility to meet the customer’s individual requests and also develop products efficiently.
Ashish Bhat, Country Division Lead, Digital Factory, Siemens India, said, “Siemens follows a holistic approach towards digitalisation. In the machine tool space, we focus on three main areas through the lifecycle of the machine tool, which is build (during production), operate (during operation) and optimise (of the process / machine tool). The machine tool industry plays a critical role in the entire industrial landscape and also the success of ‘Make in India’, and it is imperative that it transitions into a digital enterprise at the earliest.”
Siemens claims to be the only solution provider offering both a seamless CAD/CAM-CNC process chain and solutions for integrating machine tools and higher-level IT systems. Using these integrated products and software solutions, machine tool and other manufacturers can benefit considerably from the opportunities offered by digitalisation and enhance their competitiveness.
For the first time ever in India, Siemens has showcased its cutting-edge digitalisation solutions that help develop a digital twin for virtual part production and cloud-based data services – Mindsphere, which can support machine and plant data evaluation using special tools in order to assess and optimise the condition of machines and plants. Other highlights included a comprehensive range of CNC and metal-cutting machine tool technologies, products and solutions – for the smallest job shop to the complex production environment in every segment of the industry, from tool-and-die and mould-making to primary automotive, aerospace and medical part manufacturing.