Getting Started with MTConnect – Monitoring Your Shop Floor - What's In It For You?

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Getting Started with MTConnect - Monitoring Your Shop Floor - What's In It For You?

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Spring, 2013

AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology


The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the tangible benefits of monitoring a manufacturing plant, and of using the open and royalty-free standard called MTConnect as a the way to get information off the sho floor.

This white paper discusses a number of issues to be considered when determining what the tangible business benefits of machine monitoring ark and describes what adopters of MTConnect have already experienced. It also provides preparation for discussion with internal stakeholders or external third-party solution providers, and hopefully assists in removing any barriers to MTConnect adoption. This guide does not address third-party vendor-specific requirements for implementing software or hardware applications that use data conforming to the MTConnect standard.