App Provides Enhanced Transparancy

Feb. 4, 2019
Siemens' app enables full data tracking of machine kinematics and serves as the initial point of entry into this digital world, combined with edge technology.

Siemens Manage MyMachines is one of the MindApps within the rapidly emerging Mindsphere concept. This cloud-based “platform as a service” enables the full data tracking of machine kinematics as well as production data and serves as the initial point of entry into this digital world, combined with edge technology.


Siemens opens the door to the digital world with Manage MyMachines, creating new and viable possibilities for increasing productivity, in combination with the highest achievable quality output and adherence to production schedules, plus reduced maintenance and service costs.


For the builder, this development translates into an immediate ability to monitor the global install base. Shops and production departments, in tandem with their system integrators and other business partners, will benefit from a transparent 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 into 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 quickly identified and rectified. Better yet, 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. 


Manage MyMachines securely connects CNC machines to the Cloud. Users can quickly ascertain the status of their machine tools and improve their maintenance and service programs. CNC machines connected to Mindsphere can be managed from around the globe.


Siemens Digital Factory (DF) offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software, and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.