Siemens introduces digital experience and application centre for machine tools industry Siemens India has launched the Digital Experience and Application Centre (DEX), a full-fledged testing, simulation and training centre for the machine tool industry. Siemens has undertaken this initiative keeping in mind the upcoming trend of digitalisation and the adoption of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing, and understands that training is more important than ever to keep employees’ skills up to date with the latest industrial technology. Spread across 9,000 square feet, the Centre allows machine tool manufacturers and users to experience the integrations of hardware with software solutions as well as that of the physical with virtual worlds.
Machine tool professionals can simulate and co-create efficient machining strategies, from machine design to engineering and commissioning, and improve productivity in real-world conditions using Siemens’ digitalisation portfolio. The end users can have their manufacturing processes optimised from the design stage to execution until services of their final product. The facility also demonstrates the connectivity solution of shop floor to the top floor within the premises as well as MindSphere (cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens).
Vijay Pratap Singh, Head, Motion Control business, Digital Factory, Siemens India said, “India is set to become a key player in the global machine tools industry and is likely to see substantial high-end machine tool manufacturing. With our digital enterprise portfolio, we provide the foundation for the machine tool industry to adopt Industry 4.0 and move into digital manufacturing, from product design, planning, engineering, execution and digital services. Siemens Digital Experience and Application Centre is a vital link in unlocking the potential of Industry 4.0 and enabling Indian machine tool manufacturers to transform and set global benchmarks.”
The Centre is equipped with machine tool solutions from Siemens and partners, including machine tool builders, probe manufacturers, tooling suppliers, CAD/CAM solution providers, etc. The Centre will support machine tool builders, dealers and educational institutes through knowledge sharing programmes, application support, training and many such initiatives. Among the innovative features is a live demonstration of robots with SINUMERIK CNC controllers, which act as an interface for the robot for gantry, pick and place, robotic machining and other applications.