By  Hilena Hailu, MTConnect Project Manager, hhailu@AMTonline.org

Technical Workshop on manufacturing data to be co-located with [MC]2 Conference 2015 

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will not only transform manufacturing processes, but also the business models of today. It will profoundly impact productivity, efficiency and operations in industries around the world, thus opening a new era of economic growth and competitiveness.
What do you need to get ahead of the curve? The MTConnect Institute will host a series of workshops on April 30, 2015, in Chicago, Ill. Some of the topics will include:

  • Manufacturing data acquisition
  • Eliminating barriers to data integration
  • Data management and security strategies
  • Data analytics that drive actions
Small changes today will make a BIG impact tomorrow. The future is now; become part of the IIoT movement and take advantage of innovative and even game-changing technologies and tools to transform your business.

Extend your stay in Chicago for the [MC]2 Conference, April 28-30, 2015, to network with industry leaders and learn about the latest technology trends that are affecting the world of connected manufacturing. http://mc2conference.com.

Sign up to be notified when registration opens:  http://bit.ly/1whBgzD.

MTConnect Technical Advisory Group meeting to be held January 21-22, 2015

The first MTConnect Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting of 2015 will be held January 21-22, at Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore in Tampa, Fla. The objective of the TAG meeting is to address: 1) enhancements that will be part of the upcoming MTConnect standard’s version 1.4.0 release; 2) updates from the working group that is developing functionality ratings for MTConnect compatible products; and 3) output of the MTConnect End User Group meeting. This meeting is open to TAG members only.

For more information about the meeting, visit the TAG meeting page at http://bit.ly/1E7HdJN

For information about becoming a TAG member, visit the “Members” section of MTConnect.org

Doosan Infracore America offers MTConnect compliant products

CNC turning centers, machining centers and peripheral equipment from Doosan Infracore America Corporation are now MTConnect compliant, according to an article in Fabricating and Metalworking Online. The MTConnect standard provides shop managers with real-time data from throughout their factory that can be used to develop applications for more efficient operations, improved production and increased productivity. At IMTS 2014, the company demonstrated the value of data acquired via the MTConnect standard by remotely monitoring several turning centers on the factory floor of Bobcat, sister company to Doosan Infracore Machine Tools, in North Dakota and some of the machines and robots inside of Doosan’s booth.

For more information about Doosan’s MTConnect offerings, visit http://bit.ly/1t1RBhy. 

MTConnect is the standard that enables IoT for manufacturing

The Internet of Things (IoT), or the interconnectivity of all smart devices, requires a standard interface. In the manufacturing world, the Industrial Internet is no different. “A connection and a standardized interface between all of [the machines on a manufacturing floor, the computers, smartphones and tablets on desks or in pockets, and everything in between] allow for the transmission and collection of large amounts of data. The standard that makes this possible in manufacturing is called MTConnect,” wrote Aurimas Adomavicius, President of Devbridge, in an article entitled “Using Big Data from the IoT to Predict Machine Failure.” 

The article, published in December 2014 on Manufacturing Business Technology, discusses one application of Big Data: predictive analytics based on data collected by field-deployed smart devices. He wrote, “The data collected through MTConnect allows machines to be proactively serviced, leading to increased uptime, lowered manufacturing costs, and higher profitability.”

To read the full article, visit http://bit.ly/16G7NLa.

MTConnect at DMC in San Antonio, Texas

Hilena Hailu, Russell Waddell and Paul Warndorf of the MTConnect Institute and AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology attended the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC), held December 1-4, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. The conference and expo is the nation’s largest annual forum for presenting and discussing information about critical Department of Defense (DoD) industrial base policies, sector analyses and manufacturing technology programs for the production and sustainment of affordable defense systems (See article). The annual event brings together leaders from government, industry and academia, and all three attendees made key contacts with potential MTConnect members.

For information about DMC, visit http://dmcmeeting.com.