Getting Started

MTConnect standardizes device data.

Machines, controls, sensor packages, and software that support the MTConnect standard make shop data available in XML format with data item definitions that don't vary by manufacturer. So what's the workflow for getting started with MTConnect?

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1. Use Cases

     Identify use cases like job scheduling, monitoring, or lights-out manufacturing.

2. Supported Devices

     List your machines and identify how they can output MTConnect data.

3. Network Infrastructure

     Evaluate your facility's network and IT infrastructure.

4. Integrators

     Start connecting machines yourself, or find software and engineering partners.