An MTConnect agent is software that connects to the adapter and provides access to the data from an MTConnect-enabled device across a network. MTConnect agents format the data to XML, and can be accessed by other nodes on the network through HTTP.
We have a few resources to get you acquainted with the open, royalty-free, universal manufacturing communication standard designed specifically for shop floors. You can see a quick video here, as well as see our resource pages here and here.
MTConnect is a great resource on a manufacturing shop floor and machine shops. The reach that the protocol has grows each day and it’s full of surprises. For example, many people assume MTConnect will only work on CNC machines, but did you know it can also work wonders for moldmaking technology?
Shop Floor Automations has taken the time to compile a list of ways you can use the MTConnect protocol. Please note that this is a general guideline and that MTConnect may not work with all machines. MTConnect Connect compatibility changes constantly, and we strive to keep this list as up to date as possible. These are also not the only machines that can use MTConnect – we encourage you to contact Support with any questions here.