Pooled compentencies in Wernau
In Segment 3 DMG MORI Systems develops solutions based on automation cells through to turnkey production cells.
DMG MORI Systems benefits here from DMG MORI’s many years of experience in automation solutions and its entire system competence in the achievement of these goals. As of 2016 this expertise will also be pooled (or combined) at the fully modernised plant in Wernau. With Wernau in Germany and Nara in Japan, DMG MORI Systems now has two main locations within the International Group, which focus on joint product development and project management.
The focus of modernisation in Wernau is on the competences of engineering and project management, so that DMG MORI Systems can concentrate unreservedly on Cells and Systems. In the process the former encompasses solutions based solely on automation cells through to turnkey production cells. In other words, the combination of machining technology with the help of DMG MORI universal machines is on the one hand, and automation on the other. Systems involves holistic turnkey solutions in which DMG MORI Systems, as a general contractor, takes on the responsibility for all trades within the system. To achieve systems such as these, the automation experts utilize on the one hand, their own production modules and, on the other hand, the expertise of partners. Moreover, if desired, third-party machine tools can be integrated as part of the project, as well as the use of peripherals from our partners, such as washing machines, measuring stations and honing machines.
With core competencies in engineering and project management, DMG MORI Systems understands the production systems of the customer and wants to continue to further develop them together with the customers. “Quality, availability, innovative projects, holistic understanding, a global presence and service availability are what count in project business”, explains Jürgen Gross. DMG MORI Systems can score points with this philosophy, especially in the automotive branch.
DMG MORI Systems and Industry 4.0
Seeking transparency of production systems right through to complete production plants is given top priority in the era of Industry 4.0. Whether it is master computer solutions or an integral CAD/CAM link with CELOS– DMG MORI Systems considers the creation of systems, consisting of machine and automation that are able to optimise themselves independently when it comes to efficiency and availability, to be an important component of the future. “The use of collaborative robots will play a key role in the systems in future”, predicts Jürgen Gross. “Collaborative robots can support people wherever there are human-machine, human-assembly or human-material interfaces.” However, the necessary requirements for this will be furnished by the manufacturers of the robots themselves. “We will continue to concentrate on our core competences as a system integrator and competence partner for our customers.”Automation today plays a role in many aspects of life. In Jürgen Gross’ opinion: “We should not be afraid of this trend, but understand it rather as part of a changing world.” It entails improving all areas of everyday life, freeing ourselves of mundane tasks. “We thus gain time to concentrate on what is important and on minimizing waste.” DMG MORI Systems expects significantly higher investments in automated production cells and production lines to be required in the future. For the CEO it is clear: “We intend to participate even more – especially with a focus on the turnkey sector.”