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IMA Schelling unveils consistent software for all machines

 Thursday, September 7, 2023

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The IMA Schelling Group presents the first production lines with their self-developed integrated software: aimi will enable the visualization and control of the machines and the entire system.

aimi.DO – aimi.TALK – aimi.THINK: These are the names of the three basic functional modules of the new, self-developed and consistent software from IMA Schelling.

That is the vision behind aimi. With the current implementation projects, IMA Schelling has reached an important milestone on the way there. In close coordination with its customers, the system specialist will advance further development steps.

Continuous further development of the modules

The aimi.DO module will be gradually rolled out for all machine types and will soon be available for saws, edge processing and drilling machines as well as for storage systems. The IPC.NET system control system is currently used to network the machines. “The two software systems complement each other very well. But we are working flat out on the universal use of aimi,” explains Stefan Rische, Head of Software Development and Systems Control at IMA Schelling.

The new communication module aimi.TALK is being used in the first pilot projects. “The communication concept within a system and the security functionalities are challenging,” explains software expert Rische. IMA Schelling will offer different communication technologies depending on customer requirements, including a special interface directly to SAP.

aimi.THINK contains important planning and optimization functions, including the production control module (FLS). This visualizes the manufacturing process with all pre-production and production-accompanying work steps. It enables the complete traceability of each individual order and allows intervention in each individual production order down to the level of an individual component.

Information accessible from anywhere

When aimi has been rolled out comprehensively and completely, these intervention options and information will be available everywhere – on a central computer in the office as well as on each individual machine in the plant.

Read more news on IMA Schelling here.

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