April 19, 2015   Associations, Blog, Partners

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.

Dave Edstrom, CTO Memex Automation, educates us on how we can learn more about MTConnect.

The question, “where can I learn more about MTConnect?”  comes up quite often in discussions about machine monitoring.  This URL,, and this is what we typically send those individuals for more information.

MTConnect URLs worth checking out:

  • NOTE: To access the videos you will simply need a free login or a temporary login by putting in your name and an email address. You do this at the first page of

Leverage the power of MTConnect with:

MTCACT: MTConnect Agent Configuration Tool

MERLIN MTC-One: The key to a robust networked shop floor unlocking the true power of Data-Driven Manufacturing

MERLIN OPTime: Free gateway to Real–Time manufacturing analytics

Further Reading

Getting Started With MTConnect – Shop Floor Monitoring – Whats In It For You?

Getting Started with MTConnect – Connectivity Guide

To visit Dave Edstrom’s blog, please click here.

To learn more about our MTConnect Adapters, please click here.