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Sinumerik Edge: Siemens presents the first Edge applications for machine tools

The picture shows Sinumerik Edge, the first Edge application for machine tools.

Optimize MyMachining /Trochoidal provides users with updates for the existing NC program, optimized machining processes, and sustainability for retrofit applications using dynamic machine data and corresponding data inputs. This leads to reduced tool wear, improved machine lifetimes, and thus to lower overall inventory costs which in turn increases machine availability, leading to significant productivity gains. High-performance Sinumerik Edge technology makes all this possible. Computation is based on individual, optimal machine and axes-based dynamic data. A control-based interface allows the machine to be programmed directly using Sinumerik Edge-based computational power. This prevents any adverse effects on the machine's machining performance which optimizes the process. Optimize MyMachining /Trochoidal is particularly suitable for use with older machines as it reduces the mechanical wear in the machine considerably.
A prototype of another Edge application for condition monitoring is also being shown. Users can quickly find the correct tool and identify real problems, whether current or imminent (for example causes of friction), and improve or correct machine operation by adjusting the settings. The use of this Sinumerik Edge application also significantly increases machine tool availability and thus productivity.
With Siemens Industrial Edge, Siemens is offering users the chance to close the gap between classic, local data processing and cloud-based data processing to suit individual requirements. Edge computing allows large volumes of data to be processed locally almost in real time and without any feedback. There is also an additional reduction in memory and transfer costs as large volumes of data are preprocessed and only the relevant data is finally transferred to a cloud or factory-level IT infrastructure. Siemens Industrial Edge supports cloud transfer protocols for MindSphere, Siemens' own open, cloud-based IoT operating system. In the future, it will also support Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT), making data transfer safe and effective. With Sinumerik Edge, Siemens is offering a local platform for software applications developed specially for machine tools which captures, pre-processes and analyzes high-frequency data during machine tool operation and which is integrated into the relevant automation solution.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 377,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at
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Katharina Lamsa

Siemens AG

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