MTConnect Institute TAG Meeting - June 19-20, 2012

The next MTConnect Institute TAG meeting will be held at Swan Lake Resort, Plymouth, IN on June 19 -20, 2012. I will be presenting the use of MTConnect technology to integrate Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) data with the real-time machining data stream from the Computer Numeric Controller (CNC).

June 19, 2012 - 8:30am to 5:00pm - Open Discussion With Each Of MTConnect Institute's Working Groups

June 20, 2012 - 8:30am to 4:00pm - General MTConnect Issues and Working Group Summaries/Tour

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The Revolutionary iBlue

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A New Age in Manufacturing is at Hand

A great article explaining the use of the internet and cloud computing technologies to manage shop-floor operations in real-time. The article lists the common manufacturing issues such as downtime analysis, machine availability and usage, maintenance tracking, overall equipment effectiveness etc.. and explains how MTConnect applications can be effectively deployed to solve the problems. Click here to download the complete article. 

Mfg4 Conference

I am at the Mfg4 conference and Mazak Open House in Hartford, CT this week. In addition to the expositions, there are conference presentations showcasing the state-of-the-art manufacturing technology in the aerospace, defense and medical field. Connecticut Center for AdvancedTechnology (CCAT) is demonstrating the MTConnect technology using a web viewer. All the machines in the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (at CCAT) and one machine from the  Mazak Tech Center is monitored remotely in real time.