Machine tool monitoring system
By Alison Dunn
Syscon International recently introduced MT Focus, a monitoring system for new and legacy machine tools. MT Focus connects machines through the universal language of the Internet, so a manufacturer can “see” machine performance and make decisions based on accurate data, crucial alerts, current production information and preventative maintenance trends. These insights into the plant floor can be used to improve manufacturing processes and drive innovation throughout the organization. The heart of the MT Focus product line is its Adapter/Agent Module—it’s a four-in-one machine monitoring tool that collects, stores, translates and displays machine status and performance data. Collected data can be viewed as web-based screenshots on smart devices such as SmartPhones, iPads, PCs and shop floor monitors (no need for external host/client computers), or provided as real-time MTConnect protocol that can be used by third-party applications.