MTConnect is an open communication standard that is specifically designed for the mechanical and manufacturing industries. It is designed to provide a standardized and uniform method for collecting and exchanging data from machines and other devices in the manufacturing environment. The standard was developed by the MTConnect Institute, an organization consisting of companies, institutions and individuals. The organization is committed to promoting open communication standards in the manufacturing industry. The communication standard is mainly used by manufacturers such as Mazak, DMG MORI, Okuma, Haas Automation or Fanuc.
MTConnect Manufacturer at a Glance
Mazak (Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd)
The Japanese manufacturer Mazak uses MTConnect in its Smooth Technology controllers, such as the SmoothX, SmoothG, SmoothC or the SmoothAi.
DMG MORI (DMG MORI Global Marketing GmbH)
As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machine tools, DMG MORI integrates the communication standard into its Celos controllers, which are used in many CNC machines.
Okuma (Okuma DEUTSCHLAND GmbH)
Okuma, a large Japanese machine tool manufacturer, distributes the OSP-P series CNC controllers (OSP-P300, OSP-P200, etc.) that support MTConnect for data communication.
Haas Automation (Haas Automation, Inc – CNC machine tool)
Haas, a U.S.-based manufacturer of CNC machines, also uses the communication standard in its machines with HaasNext controllers, such as HaasControl.
FANUC (FANUC Deutschland GmbH)
The Japanese manufacturer FANUC, one of the largest suppliers of CNC controls, has also started to use the communication standard in some of its controllers, such as the FANUC Series 30i/31i/32i model range.