Software integrates virtual planning with physical productionOctober, 05 2009
Siemens today announced a software solution that integrates manufacturing planning with the shop floor machining operations associated with producing parts. The new offering maximizes productivity by tightly linking Teamcenter software from Siemens PLM Software with Motion Control Information System (MCIS) from Siemens Motion Control Systems, to ensure digital planning data is accurately and efficiently delivered to the precise point of manufacturing.
The software unites the manufacturing process management module of Teamcenter 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.
The Teamcenter to MCIS interface is available immediately from Siemens PLM Software.