MTConnect is an open, royalty-free standard that is intended to foster greater interoperability between devices and software applications. By establishing an open and extensible channel of communication for plug-and-play interconnectivity between devices, equipment and systems, MTConnect allows sources to exchange and understand each other’s data.
This common communication is facilitated by XML and HTTP technology to provide real-time data from throughout a factory. This common communication empowers software developers to implement applications aimed at providing more efficient operations, improved production optimisation and increased productivity.
Here at Grattan, we have extensive experience in capturing MTConnect device data and presenting it in SCADA recognised formats, augmenting it to provide data that is “Bound” to other device data in multi-device manufacturing processes and interrogating it to trigger asynchronous sub-processes which are dependent on multiple independent device states