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Overview of MTConnect protocol

MTConnect is a manufacturing technical standard to retrieve process information from numerically controlled machine tools.

The following image shows the data source input window for the MTConnect protocol:

MTConnect protocol

In order to connect a MTConnect device, you need to select the MTConnect protocol and enter the following data source parameter:

Parameter Description
URL The URL of the MTConnect device. The port is also part of the URL. Example:

MTConnect data point parameter

The following image shows the MTConnect data point parameter window:

Data point parameter

The following table shows the parameter of the MTConnect data point window:

Parameter Description
Datapoint Address ID of the DataItem from the MTConnect device. Example (excerpt of an xml-file): <DataItem category="SAMPLE" coordinateSystem="MACHINE" id="xpm" name="Xabs" nativeUnits="MILLIMETER" subType="ACTUAL" type="POSITION" units="MILLIMETER"/> → Datapoint Address: xpm
Type The following datapoint types are supported: int, long, double, boolean, string

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Last update: May 19, 2022