What is MTConnect and how is MTConnect in manufacturing used?
MTConnect is a set of open, royalty-free standards intended to foster greater interoperability between controls, devices and software applications by publishing data over networks using the Internet Protocol.
The common communication data shared is XML language that allows for software designers to download, use, embrace the data from the equipment and provide a reporting tool for management.
As a member for on MTConnect Technology Advisory Board (TAG), we have been part of the development and review of the standards of the solution. Many machine tool builders listed below are part of the ongoing development and support for this standard. We strongly recommend you purchase machines with this standard for future support of automation.This standardized solution has the capability to work with many MTConnect-enabled machine—even monitoring multiple factories in real-time!
Mazak is actively supporting MTConnect as a way to provide complete manufacturing solutions, which includes having more than 200 of their machines prepped to accept the MT Connect adapter before they are shipped as well as adding additional MTConnect adapters for existing Mazak equipment in the field.
Okuma machine tools are MTConnect-ready. The Okuma THINC®-OSP Control is already configured for plug-and-play interconnectivity between devices, equipment and systems on your shop floor and front office. These controls support MTConnect Standard v1.2 compliant MT Connect Adapters.
DMG Mori Seki supports MTConnect’s standard communication protocol. As of June 1st, 2013, all new DMG / MORI SEIKI machines equipped with MAPPS control come installed with an MTConnect Standard V1.1 compliant MTConnect Adapters. This standardized solution has the capability to work with many MTConnect-enabled machine—even monitoring multiple factories in real-time!
Other Compliant companies: We provide a list of other compatible machine tool builders on our MTConnect Compatibility page here. Our Machine Monitoring products, Predator Machine Monitoring & Data Collection plus Scytec’s DataXchange, are both MTConnect compatible and we provide MTConnect adapters for machines. If you want to learn more, please call (877) 611-5825!