Mazak has taken a lead in implementing and supporting MTConnect, the standardized communication protocol for machine tools and other production equipment. An exclusive interview with Mazak President Brian Papke reveals the company’s thinking behind this stance.
The success of any industry standard depends on its adoption by suppliers and end users. MTConnect, the factory floor communication protocol that provides manufacturers with a simple and extensible mechanism to connect manufacturing equipment to software applications, has been well received. One reason for this success is that industry leaders such as Mazak have recognized the value of MTConnect for enhancing overall manufacturing efficiency. An interview with Brian Papke develops this and other important themes. Read the full interview here.