27 Apr '14, 11am

Bringing together the virtual and real world – industrial integration enhances efficient production #manufacturing:

Bringing together the virtual and real world – industrial integration enhances efficient production #manufacturing:

Modern machine tools represent a significant investment and must be utilized to their full capacity in order to maximize their contribution to a company. If a machine is idle, this equates to a loss. When the machine is in operation, it is important that it functions with absolute reliability and that the program runs as efficiently as possible. If a machine tool has to be set up again or retrofitted for training purposes, the result is unutilized idle times. This can be remedied, however, with a virtual machine tool that performs as a real machine tool, but is entirely simulated by an industry software program. Siemens has just such a solution, aptly named the Virtual Machine Tool , and it is a key component of industrial integration. It can be used to prepare for machine tool setup, for training purposes and to validate a subprogram, permitting considerable time savings ...

Full article: http://www.siemens.com/future-of-manufacturing/industrial...

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