Siemens launches Manage MyMachines MindApp
Siemens launched Manage MyMachines; a MindApp within the emerging Mindsphere concept.
This cloud-based “platform as a service” enables the full data-tracking of machine kinematics and production data.
“Simply stated, this concept will be a gateway to the digital factory for all of our associates in the machine tool world, including builders, integrators and end users of all shapes and sizes,” said Sascha Fisher, Head of the Machine Tool Systems Group, Siemens U.S.
For the builder, this development translates into an ability to monitor the global install base. Shops and production departments, in tandem with their system integrators and other business partners, will benefit from display of all CNC equipment on the floor, regardless of location, brand, function or usage.
As a MindApp within the Mindsphere portfolio, Manage MyMachines is integrated in the cloud-based, open IoT operating system, as it allows access to all critical machine tool information, from bearing temperature to production by shift or job, all in a selectable priority scale, based upon user needs. Unexpected line downtimes and off-normal machine kinematic conditions can be identified and rectified.
Predictive maintenance can be programmed, so an upcoming failure can be anticipated, with alerts sent to a local distributor, for example, to deliver the needed components.
Complete asset management is further possible via Manage MyMachines, as resource consumption and energy usage are trackable, all in the cloud and all accessible through
the app in real time.