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Published: 12/30/2014

ISO 13399—A Key Step Toward Data-Driven Manufacturing
Decisions about the cutting tools used in machining operations are arguably among the most important in modern manufacturing.

Published: 9/26/2014

Tool Monitoring for Multitasking Machines
Continuously checking the condition of cutting tools and responding appropriately to wear or other changes is especially critical on machines designed to complete parts in a single setup or run several operation simultaneously.

Published: 9/1/2014

Improvement Is Not Optional
No matter how busy this shop gets, it continues to pull teams of employees out of production so they can focus on solving problems to make incremental process changes. The advances add up. Today, this is a very different shop than it once was.

Published: 3/11/2014

Data-Driven Manufacturing Moves Ahead at Mazak
“We thought we knew what our utilization was, but now we know for sure.

Published: 10/16/2013

These U.S. Shops Are Ready For the “Internet of Things”
For two manufacturing companies in northern Indiana, using MTConnect for machine monitoring was the start. This step forward is possible because this open and royalty-free standard for manufacturing uses proven Internet protocols.

Published: 9/10/2012

MTConnect is Fast Becoming Factory Floor Lingua Franca
Would you buy a computer that could only “talk” with just a couple of other devices, like a printer and one other desktop? Neither would most people. They’d make sure their new unit has all the ports and protocols that will get them to the whole out...

Published: 8/17/2012

MT Connect: Two Shops Share Their Experience
For two shops in northern Indiana, using MTConnect for machine monitoring was just the start. Both shops are now ready to implement other promising applications.

Published: 12/21/2011

Understanding MTConnect Agents and Adapters
MTConnect agents and their corresponding device adapters are simply small computer programs that work together so that MTConnect can make shop equipment and networks more readily connectible. In a nutshell, adapters enable existing shopfloor devices...

Published: 9/15/2011

The Need to Know Is Basic
An MTConnect-enabled monitoring system gives this shop a clear and simple picture of machine tool usage.

Published: 4/18/2011

iPads Keep Supervisors on the Shop Floor
Having fully interactive access to shopfloor control software enables supervisors at metal finishing and repair job shop to monitor shop activities and make better decisions on the spot.