MEMEX - Manufacturing Execution System

MTConnect is a set of open, royalty-free standards intended to foster greater interoperability between controls, devices and software applications by publishing data over networks using the Internet Protocol. It is a basic first step in linking shop floor technologies and moving towards the goal of seamless manufacturing operation. By establishing an open and extensible channel of communication for plug-and-play inter-connectivity between devices, equipment and systems, MTConnect allows sources to exchange and understand each others data.

This approach allows connectivity from the lowest end of the process chain, nearest the workpiece or shop floor, to the highest design or process planning tool. And the expectation is that the interoperability afforded by MTConnect will enable a host of third party solution providers to develop software and hardware products to make the entire manufacturing enterprise more productive.

Memex is a proud supporter of the MTConnect standard.

MTConnect URLs worth checking out:

  • MTConnect Machine Tool Device Functionality – This page at the MTConnect Community User Portal provides the common baseline MTConnect Machine Tool Device Functionality.  This group provides partial machine, control, and adapter support and functionality supplied by builders. Many additional devices are supported from the factory or via third party adapters, and the MTConnect standard may be extended to cover additional data items.

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Leverage the power of MTConnect with:
  • MERLIN OPtime

    Free gateway to Real–Time manufacturing analytics

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Dave Edstrom, former CTO of Memex  Inc, educates us on how we can learn more about MTConnect. To visit his blog click here

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