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ROS-I-MTConnect integration

Like most businesses, manufacturing shop floors are constantly trying to increase productivity, profitability, and efficiency. However, the modern manufacturing shop floor contains many different types of machining equipment, each supporting different proprietary interfaces and communication protocols. This diversity has made it extremely challenging for manufacturers to monitor and maintain their machines.

Fortunately, the emergence of MTConnect has made it possible for a machine monitoring system to consistently and accurately collect data from any MTConnect-compatible machine. This is shown in the following diagram:

The manufacturing world after MTConnect

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