Overview of MTConnect protocol for MindConnect Software Agent¶
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:
In order to connect a MTConnect device, you need to select the MTConnect protocol and enter the following data source parameter:
|URL||The URL of the MTConnect device. The port is also part of the URL. Example: |
MTConnect data point parameter¶
In order to collect the data of the MTConnect device, click "Add Datapoint" to add new datapoint.
The following picture shows the data point parameter window:
The following table shows the parameter of the MTConnect data point window:
|Datapoint Address||ID of the DataItem from the MTConnect device. Example (excerpt of an xml-file): |
|Type||The following datapoint types are supported: int, long, double, boolean, string|