Adapter Facilitates Networked Machine Monitoring

Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces an MTConnect adapter to facilitate shopfloor monitoring.

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To help manufacturers leverage Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) opportunities to improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs, Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces an MTConnect adapter to facilitate shopfloor monitoring.

MTConnect is an open standard that allows machines and other electrical equipment from various manufacturers to share a common language.

Compliant with version 1.31 of the MTConnect standard, the adapter captures the NC data from machines on the shop floor in real time and formats it into the MTConnect standard. Using one common communication tool for all equipment eliminates the need for specialized, proprietary software from multiple equipment vendors, the company says.

The MTConnect adapter, combined with a third-party client software interface, is designed to provide executive management, plant managers and shopfloor personnel a complete overview of shopfloor activity. Armed with that data, personnel can quickly detect problems or inefficiencies in their production line and take action to remedy the situation.

Machine tools in North America equipped with the latest Mitsubishi Electric CNCs can immediately use the MTConnect adapter to connect equipment on their shop floors.