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“Free”—as in “download at no charge.” Joel Neidig, a systems engineer at ITAMCO has developed an application (“app”) so that he and his coworkers can take advantage of MTConnect as a communications protocol that enables their iPhones to monitor machine tools at their plant in
Joel will be making this app available as a free download from the Apple’s iTunes App Store. The app is open-source, which means that users are free to modify, customize and enhance it as they see fit — and will share the results freely with others, Joel hopes. The app is currently in review. Joel expects it to be approved by IMTS, September 13-18, 2010 in
This and many other new apps based on MTConnect will be featured at the
For a background article on MTConnect, click here.