Video: Maximize Machine Tools with MTConnect

Joel Neidig, technology manager at ITAMCO, talks about how machine monitoring and other MTConnect-enabled technologies have benefited this north central Indiana job shop.

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Like most manufacturing companies, ITAMCO looks for ways to maximize the productivity and profitability of its machine tools. This video shows how MTConnect, an open-source, royalty-free communication protocol for manufacturing, helped the company set up a shop-wide machine monitoring system. Joel Neidig, technology manager at ITAMCO, talks about how machine monitoring and other MTConnect-enabled technologies have benefited this north central Indiana job shop. Filming and video production by Creative Technology Corp.

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