Siemens’ New Software Offering Integrates Manufacturing Planning Information with Motion Control Inf
Siemens has launched a new software solution that integrates manufacturing planning with the shop floor machining operations associated with producing parts. The new offering links Teamcenter software from Siemens PLM Software with Motion Control Information System (MCIS) from Siemens Motion Control Systems to ensure that digital planning data is accurately and efficiently delivered to the precise point of manufacturing. The interface is available immediately from Siemens PLM Software.
This announcement unites the manufacturing process management module of Teamcenter, a PLM portfolio, with two MCIS solution components – Direct Numerical Control (DNC) and Tool Data Information (TDI). The new solution allows companies to manage the process of delivering the correct manufacturing data – such as NC part programs created by computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, or tool availability information – from a central information management and planning environment to the proper physical manufacturing location on the shop floor.
David Humphrey, ARC Advisory Group, commented, “This interface is the first result of Siemens’ ambitious plans, announced two years ago, to bring together the disparate worlds of PLM and machine tools. The MCIS interface seamlessly passes manufacturing planning information to the shop floor, eliminating the classic disconnect between product designers and machine tool operators. This will help manufacturers cut development costs, reduce production errors and shorten time to market.”