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Siemens introduces Fleet Manager for Machine Tools app for MindSphere

Siemens introduces Fleet Manager for Machine Tools app for MindSphere

September 13, 2016 - Siemens introduced "Fleet Manager for Machine Tools", an app for MindSphere, the industrial IoT platform. With this cloud-based application (MindApp), machine tools at small or large production sites can be monitored, and their availability and productivity enhanced. Users gain transparency over machine utilization and performance, and can thus improve service and maintenance. Furthermore, machine tool builders can start developing digital services by selling machine hours, for instance. The app is well-suited for the end customers of small to medium-sized original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

"Fleet Manager for Machine Tools" interfaces Sinumerik 840D sl controls to MindSphere (the support of other Siemens and third- party control systems is also planned). Once the machine tool is connected, the application allows the acquisition, analysis and visualization of relevant machine data, thus gaining transparency in relation to the current production status and the evolution of the machines condition over time.

"Fleet Manager for Machine Tools" is a MindApp that was developed specifically for the MindSphere industrial IoT platform. In addition to MindApps, Siemens offers a number of "MindConnect" connectivity elements. The open ecosystem that results offers industrial companies the opportunity to leverage digital services from Siemens, for example in the areas of predictive maintenance, energy data management and resource optimization. Moreover, manufacturers and machine builders can use the MindSphere platform to create their own digital services and applications.

 

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