A free, open standard for the factory.

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 structured, contextualized data with no proprietary format. With uniform data, developers and integrators can focus on useful, productive manufacturing applications rather than translation. MTConnect data sources include things like production equipment, sensor packages, and other hardware. Applications using MTConnect data provide more efficient operations, improved production optimization, and increased productivity.

Scalable system architectures depend on standards. MTConnect provides domain-specific vocabulary and data models, is extensible, and integrates with other standards by design.