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Source:DMG MORI     Date:2021-11-09
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With a wide range of innovative automation solutions, DMG MORI enables its customers to produce autonomously and economically in almost any application. As a pioneer in this field, DMG MORI supplies 54 automation solutions completely from a single source. A counter will be set up at the exhibition booth at EMO to provide more detailed information on this topic. Exemplary for this competence are five manufacturing solutions that DMG MORI will present live in its showroom. In the milling area, for one, the DMU 65 H monoBLOCK with a PH Cell is on display. The pallet handling system has a modular design and can be equipped with different pallet sizes according to individual requirements. On the other hand, the compact DMP 35 machining center with the space-saving WH 3 Cell workpiece handling system will be on display. In the turning area, DMG MORI will show the flexible and easy-to-operate Robo2Go on the CLX 450 TC, a high-performance turn & mill center in the entry-level segment.

PH Cell: Modular automation concept for up to 40 pallets

The exhibition includes holistic automation solutions such as the PH CELL, which offers maximum flexibility for pallets of different sizes thanks to its modular design.

The compact PH Cell offers maximum flexibility. The modular design enables an individual number of pallets in different sizes. DMG MORI will offer the PH CELL for a wide range of machining centers, starting with the models of the monoBLOCK series. With a footprint of 10.7 m², the PH CELL is a space-saving automation solution that allows highly autonomous production even in tight production spaces. The pallet system is modular in design and offers maximum flexibility. As a basic version with one rack module, up to twelve pallets 500 x 500 mm, 16 pallets 400 x 400 mm or up to 20 pallets 320 x 320 mm – distributed over three or four shelves – are possible. The system can also be expanded with a second shelving module to provide up to 40 pallet storage locations. The second shelving module can also be added later. The shelf height can be easily adjusted. Each shelf can support up to 900 kg. The maximum transfer weight is 300 kg. In addition to the normal setup station, the modular system also includes a version that can be rotated in 90° steps for better ergonomics during setup parallel to production.

WH Cell: Compact Workpiece Handling for 5-axis Machining

With only 1.15 m² of additional floor space, the WH 3 Cell on the DMP 35 is the most compact automation solution from DMG MORI.

With only 1.15 m² of additional floor space, the WH 3 Cell on the DMP 35 is the most compact automation solution from DMG MORI. Users thus increase their productivity many times over. The DMP 35 autonomously produces fully automated components with short changeover times in top quality. DMG MORI customers now benefit from innovative programming. With the new input programming on the WH 3Cell, the setup process can be enormously simplified and shortened. In this way, even inexperienced programmers can set up components quickly and easily. Combined with the WH 3 Cell and the right technology, the DMP 35 becomes the right manufacturing solution. Using the example of 6-sided complete machining, interested parties can convince themselves of the performance capability of the compact machining center in the Milan showroom.

Robo2Go: Innovative robot automation for lathes and machining centers

The Robo2Go can be used on turning machines and turn-mill centers as well as machining centers.

The Robo2Go will be presented at DMG MORI's Milan showroom on a CLX 450 TC. It is considered a highly flexible automation solution for the production of small to medium batch sizes. It can be commissioned on the lathes and turn-mill centers of the CLX, CTX and CTX TC series as well as NTX, NVX and NLX models. Since 2020, the Robo2Go can be combined with machining centers such as the DMU 50 3rd Generation or DMC V machines – also with HEIDENHAIN controls. Users can operate the robot automation quickly and easily with the help of predefined program blocks, even without robot programming knowledge. Teaching a new workpiece thus takes less than five minutes.

GX 7: Gantry loader for high-performance turning in the automotive sector

Designed for workpiece weights of up to 7kg and diameters of 40 to 150mm, the Gantry Loader enables virtually unmanned - and thus extremely cost-effective - production.

Flexible series production is playing an increasingly important role in the automotive sector. A suitable automation solution in high-performance turning, for example on the ALX 2000SY|500, is the GX 7 gantry loader. Designed for workpiece weights of up to 7 kg and diameters of 40 to 150 mm, it enables virtually unmanned - and thus extremely cost-effective - production. Modular extensions to the automation solution, such as a measuring unit or a deburring unit, are available for even greater process integration. Similarly, several machines and gantry loaders can be interconnected.

Broad automation spectrum from compact workpiece and pallet handling to larger rotary storage solutions

TH-AGV allows the driverless transport of up to 16 molds to the respective machine.

Beyond these examples, DMG MORI's product range includes automation solutions for almost every machine tool in its own product line – from standardized pallet and workpiece handling to customized turnkey solutions from a single source, and all including CE certification for machine and automation. As a holistically oriented innovation leader, DMG MORI takes into account both the manufacturing process and surrounding workflows, which is clearly illustrated by the example of Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV). Following the PH AGV for the autonomous transport of pallets, the TH-AGV was also presented at the PRE-EMO Show. It allows the driverless transport of up to 16 molds to the respective machine. DMG MORI is thus serving a clear trend towards autonomous manufacturing across the entire value chain, which will keep manufacturing companies competitive in the long term.


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