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.

MTConnect 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 interconnectivity between devices, equipment and systems, MTConnect allows sources to exchange and understand each other's data. That common communication is facilitated by using widely accepted XML and Internet Protocol technology to provide managers with near real-time data from throughout a factory. This thus empowers them to develop applications aimed at providing more efficient operations, improved production optimization and increased productivity.

The Okuma THINC®-OSP Control is an open architecture, Windows®-based control, which means that an Okuma machine tool with the THINC control is already configured for plug-and-play interconnectivity between devices, equipment and systems on your shop floor and front office. This open-architecture configuration also means that Okuma machine tools are MTConnect-ready.

Visit the MTConnect website for more information.

Note: for information about using MTConnect with Okuma controls not listed above (including OSP2200, OSP3000, OSP5000, OSP5020, OSP7000, OSP-U100, OSP-E100 and OSP-P100) please contact us.