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, MTConnect allows sources to exchange & understand each other’s data.  It’s like speaking a common language!

If you want propriety software & solutions, MTConnect 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.

Let us help you understand how this can improve the shop floor communications & productivity on your shop floor without expensive integration, custom software or outrageous licensing costs.

MTConnect Solutions through Shop Floor Automations are listed below!

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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 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! For a schedule of future TAG events, please visit this page.

MTConnect Map Explained by Shop Floor AutomationsMazak 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 MTConnect 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 Stanadard v1.2 compliant MTConnect 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 compatibile and we provide MTConnect adapters for machines. If you want to learn more, please call (877) 611-5825!

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Scytec DataXchange:

  • Low-cost, simple to use way to monitor shop floor equipment from anywhere with Internet access
  • Manufacturing Data Collection for $45 per month per machine
  • Collect real-time data from the shop floor with no servers to maintain
  • Works with any CNC controller type or equipment & more features
Predator MDC

Predator MDC:

  • Real-time machine monitoring software
  • Automatically collects, reports, charts and processes manufacturing data
  • Data evaluated includes OEE, cycle time, idle time, setup time, teardown time, downtime & more