This site is a community portal providing information for implementation best practices for connecting devices on the shop floor with the MTConnect standard. All material contributed on this site becomes part of the public domain licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
The MTConnect standard offers a semantic vocabulary for manufacturing equipment to provide structured, contextualized data with no proprietary format. With uniform data, developers and integrators can focus on useful, productive manufacturing applications rather than translation. Data sources include: machine tools; production equipment; sensors and sensor controllers, and other factory hardware. Applications that consume MTConnect data provide more efficient operations, improved production optimization, and increased productivity.
For more information, please visit the official MTConnect website at mtconnect.org.
Current and archived releases of the MTConnect Standard are free. Find them at mtconnect.org/documents
Starting with Version 2.0, the normative MTConnect Information Model will be an XMI file rather than text documents.
Normative MTConnect XMI : MTConnect Information Model XMI is developed in SysML modeling language using Cameo Enterprise Architect.
MTConnect Model Browser : MTConnect Information Model can be browsed in a report generated from the normative MTConnect XMI.
There are a set of companion specifications to ensure interoperability and consistency between MTConnect and other standard specifications.
NC-Link - Ongoing
umati - Ongoing
A typical MTConnect architecture has 4 key components: Device, Adapter, Agent and Application. See mtconnect.org/getting-started
Check if MTConnect is already supported by your vendor in the list here: Integrators.
Alternatively, there are also third party system integrators on the list above that sell MTConnect products for new as well as legacy equipment.
MetaAgent - Seamless data integration for MTConnect, NC-Link and OPC UA and any other standards.
Mazak MTConnect Testbed - MTConnect Demo Agents.
ROS - MTConnect - Robot Automation Cell Testbed Development and Demonstration using ROS and MTConnect
SPEC-OPS - Standards-based dynamic scheduling and job routing.
O3 - Develop real time simulation and verification built on standards.
VTech - AMT - MTConnect Use Case Studies at the Virginia Tech Learning Factory
Smart Manufacturing Systems Testbed - Demonstrate data collection and storage architecture.
More on Github: MTConnect GitHub