Source: Modern Machine Shop Jedd Cole, Assistant Editor (Modern Machine Shop) / A white paper explains why it’s important to look at the entire lifecycle of a machine to determine its true costs and benefits. The problem is simple to define, but getting ahead of it can quickly become complex: “Manufacturers often focus only on equipment price when making [return-on-investment (ROI)] calculations and fail to evaluate the total life cycle …Read More
Source: Modern Machine Shop Online The message from the 2016 Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF), Japan’s premier machine tool show, was clear: Japanese providers of manufacturing technology have embraced the concepts of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Although there is no exact definition for what this phrase means, it undoubtedly refers to the strategy of linking machine tools and other shopfloor equipment to a web-enabled network that makes …Read More
An interview with Jaouher Selmi from RENAULT. Renault Group, originally from France, is a leading company in the production of cars, including commercial vehicles and racing cars. As a project partner, RENAULT will implement and test Twin-Control’s results. How did you know about the project? What aspects of the project attracted you to join it? Renault was investigating and looking for a partnership in order to develop the use of …Read More
Source: DMG Mori Last year, DMG MORI presented an Industry 4.0 project developed in collaboration with its technology partners. Based on the DMC 80 FD duoBLOCK®, DMG MORI presented a machine tool equipped with more than 60 sensors that transmitted digitised information on components from the sensors to the cloud for the purposes of data collection, storage and analysis. The objective was constant status monitoring within the machine. The app-based …Read More
An interview with Guillermo Gil and Carlos Mozas from MASA. Specialized in the manufacture of parts for the aerospace industry, project partner MASA will implement and test Twin-Control’s results.
Insufficient evaluation possibilities are one of the main obstacles for an implementation of energy efficiency measures. The energy efficiency module of Twin-Control seeks to determine the energy demand in the machine tool development process, procurement process as well as in its use phase. Read More
By Luke Berglind and Erdem Ozturk, Researchers at the The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The primary objective of machining operations is to produce a final product that possesses a desired set of geometric features. In cutting operations, these features are produced by removing material from an initial stock of material until only the final part is left behind. To be successful, CNC machines must accurately position …Read More
Mikel Armendia, the project coordinator, presented the article that explains the concept and defines the architecture of Twin-Control, specifically focusing on the health assessment function. It was a successful presentation that gathered many people interested in the European project.
The process monitoring systems from ARTIS provide real machining data to be entered into simulation models.Read More
Source: Modern Machine Shop Online Mazak Corp. (Florence, Kentucky) will debut the next phases of its Mazak SmartBox platform at Cisco Systems Inc.’s Cisco Live event in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 10-14, 2016. The SmartBox cyber-secure Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform, developed in collaboration with Cisco, will offer Mazak iSmart Cloud connectivity, machine learning and predictive maintenance capabilities. As a launch platform, SmartBox is said to enable manufacturers to …Read More