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. Having uniform data opens up a world of new applications for industry. MTConnect data sources include thing like production equipment, sensor packages, and other hardware. applications using MTConnect data provide more efficient operations, improved production optimization, and increased productivity.