ShopViz™ technology is based on the MTConnect® platform of open innovation. It is a uniform way of collecting, transmitting, and leveraging data from machine tools and other types of computerized manufacturing equipment. It is an open, royalty-free communications standard that addresses the need for compatibility, interoperability, and plug-and-play capabilities for the manufacturing industry.
The 24/7 monitoring of one or more machines provides manufacturing you with near real-time data throughout your shop floor. This collection of current data will help you quickly identify and rectify machine inefficiencies to reduce downtime and improve productivity.
Yes, customized software adapters and agents let you take advantage of ShopViz™ and monitor the status of all your machines no matter what their age.
MTConnect® technology was developed by the MTConnect Institute, whose founding members include the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), TechSolve, and GE. The Institute’s Technical Advisory Group members include organizations such as Lockheed Martin, MAG, Makino, Mazak Corporation, and FANUC. Pilot projects have been implemented by a number of manufacturers, including GE Aviation and Remmele Engineering.
TechSolve can help you assess your data collection goals and determine the best path for achieving these goals based on your plant size, age and number of machines, and current data collection processes.
For a limited time, the basic functionality of ShopViz™ is free. Add-on modules are available by subscription. Connectivity and configuration charges will be assessed on a per account basis. Please note that machines that are not MTConnect® compliant will require a sensor installation fee.