Partnership: Advanced, interoperable motion control, machine tools

Factory-wide productivity advances are expected from software that can operate across a variety of brands of machine tools and motion-controlled equipment. Roy-G-Biv Corp. and Siemens....

05/12/2008


Chicago, IL – Factory-wide productivity advances are expected from software that can operate across a variety of brands of machine tools and motion-controlled equipment. A partnership between

Roy-G-Biv Corp

. and

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc

. will combine Siemens' Motion Control Information System (MCIS) software with Roy-G-Biv’s XMC universal machine connectivity software.
The first of several integrated products is expected to launch this year under Siemens’ Manufacturing Excellence global initiative. Along with a line of industry-relevant services, MCIS-XMC offerings are expected to let customers realize benefits of information-driven manufacturing by providing software that interoperate with machines and machine controls from many vendors.
XMC is described as a universal interface enabling customers to use Siemens MCIS software on their existing production networks. Siemens says its MCIS software provides fast, easy integration of production machines into the production network, ensuring that production planning, scheduling, and execution are problem-free and based on the latest data. Users experience reduced machine setup time, increased efficiency, reduced machine downtime, and simplified fault analyses throughout production, the company says.
“Our partnership will allow us to deliver unmatched software solutions and value-added services that boost manufacturers’ productivity and profitability capabilities,” says Wolfgang Rubrecht, general manager,

Siemens Energy & Automation, Machine Tool Business

. “Customers will now be able to use our MCIS software products more effectively on machines with either Siemens or non-Siemens control hardware , a unique strategic advantage within the proprietary machine tool industry.”
Jay Clark, president and CEO of Roy-G-Biv, adds, “This partnership is an excellent union of strengths to provide what customers have been seeking for years– a machine-neutral software solution that provides unprecedented access and visibility into manufacturing operations reliant upon legacy or modern CNC machine tools.”
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CNC open architectures

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