MTConnect is the communication standard of choice for manufacturing.
Digital manufacturing depends on data from a diverse set of industrial equipment on the factory floor. Uniform, robust communications are part of the necessary infrastructure for modern business systems and 21st century analysis and decision-making.
The MTConnect standard enables manufacturing equipment to provide data in structured XML rather than proprietary formats. With uniform data available from production equipment, sensor packages, and other hardware, a world of applications to provide more efficient operations, improved production optimization, and increased productivity is opened up to industry.