Conference to Highlight Advanced MTConnect Applications

Mazak will demonstrate the capability of its MTConnect open communications protocol at the (MC)2 MTConnect Conference, which scheduled for April 28-30 at  McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Mazak will demonstrate the capability of its MTConnect open communications protocol at the (MC)2 MTConnect Conference, which scheduled for April 28-30 at  McCormick Place in Chicago.

Attendees will learn how data-driven manufacturing intelligence connected via MTConnect continues to advance the Mazak’s manufacturing operations as well as the machine tool technology it offers customers. The protocol is a key enabler of the company’s iSMART factory concept, as well as its Smooth Technology platform, which encompasses the new Mazatrol SmoothX machine tool CNC and new version 1.3 MTConnect-specification adaptors.

Using MTConnect for plant-wide connectivity, automation and optimized production flow demonstratres Mazak’s commitment to growth and technological advancement, says Brian Papke, company president. He encourages customers to establish their own open channels of communication for plug-and-play interconnectivity between devices, equipment and systems to improve efficiency and productivity.

Mazak’s iSMART Factory concept uses advanced manufacturing cells and systems together with full digital integration to achieve free-flow data sharing in terms of process control and operation monitoring. The MTConnect open communications protocol works with process support software and provides connectivity and the capability for Mazak to monitor then harvest data from all its different production floor machines, cells, devicesand processes.

For digital manufacturing functionality, Mazak’s Smooth technology works with MTConnect and customers to collect data from machine tool CNCs and other manufacturing systems. Smooth spans the entire part production landscape, from programming and setup to metal removal operations to automation to monitoring/data collection and transfer.

The (MC)2 Conference brings together thought leaders and industry insiders to solve problems and showcase cutting-edge solutions for the rapidly expanding world of connected manufacturing. The fourth edition of the conference, presented by AMT –The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the MTConnect Institute, will feature hands-on training, insights from speakers, and networking within the community.

For more information on or to register for the (MC)2 MTConnect Conference, please visit www.mtconnectconference.org.