SFA & MTConnect at IMTS 2016

SFA IMTS 2016 MTCONNECTThe MTConnect Institute, whose goal is to “enable the ease of access to manufacturing device data,” will be on deck at IMTS 2016. They will be touring IMTS to help spread the message of their three big goals:

1) Reduce the complexity of interfacing equipment, devices, and software applications.

2) Facilitate the adoption, implementation, and expansion of this standard.

3) Create a sustainable funding strategy.

As part of their tour, they will be visiting booths that exemplify their message. Shop Floor Automations is proud to be part of that tour, and part of their Members Roster.

Visit us at Booth E-3240, where we are happy to discuss with you these possibilities for your shop floor! We will also have the Multi Connect on display at our booth, which specifically is MTConnect compatible! Click here for our IMTS 2016 homepage to see more details, or call 877-611-5825.

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MTConnect is an open, royalty-free, universal factory floor communication standard that is designed specifically for the shop floor environment to enable the efficient transfer of data between devices (such as CNCs) & software applications similar to Predator MDC & Scytec DataXchange. Some users have referenced this as the “Bluetooth” technology we currently experience with our smartphones & daily electronic devices. By establishing an open & extensible channel of communication for plug-and-play interconnectivity between devices, equipment, & systems, it allows sources to exchange & understand each other’s data.  It’s like speaking a common language!

If you want propriety software & solutions, this is not for you! This new standard will bridge your factory shop floor & link you to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  Think of the equipment on your shop floor now that has limits on how they connect, can they connect, can you get real-time data from them, & what if you could make them all speak to eachother?  While some equipment would be limited on what can come from it, the information can quickly be displayed on dashboards, smart phones, ERP/MRP systems, & other equipment.

As a member for on MT Connect Technology Advisory Board (TAG), we have been part of the development and review of the standards of the solution. Many machine tool builders, such as Mazak, Okuma, DMG Mori Seki, and more, are part of the on-going 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! Call 877-611-5825 for more information about this standard.