Mazak continues to actively support MTConnect, and one of the many ways in which the company backs this open-source, royalty-free manufacturing protocol is through awareness. On Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. ET, Mazak will host a free webinar that examines how this protocol can help Mazak customers improve the utilization of their manufacturing equipment and boost productivity.
The webinar titled “MTConnect: Downstream Applications to Increase Productivity and Competitiveness” and led by Neil Desrosiers, Mazak applications engineer/developer, will address the following:
• How MTConnect exists to set the standard communication method for retrieving data from manufacturing equipment,
• How MTConnect works and what capabilities can be gained via the protocol,
• How Mazak makes it easy to implement the MTConnect standard,
• What an MTConnect-enabled facility looks like,
• Upcoming MTConnect advancements, including dynamic scheduling.
According to Desrosiers, Mazak understands manufacturers need more than just advanced machine tools to gain the competitive advantage. Therefore, the company is highly focused on providing complete manufacturing solutions.
Currently, more than 200 Mazak machines are sold MTConnect compliant, including models from the following series: HORIZONTAL CENTER NEXUS; HYPER QUADREX; INTEGREX IV; INTEGREX e-Series, i-Series and j-Series; MEGATURN NEXUS; QUICK TURN NEXUS; SLANT TURN NEXUS; VARIAXIS and VERTICAL CENTER NEXUS. For existing Mazak machines in the field, the company offers MTConnect adapters.
Mazak uses MTConnect in its Florence, Ky.-based North American Manufacturing Plant in a variety of ways, including monitoring the utilization of individual machines and entire manufacturing cells, error handling and cycle time validation.
As with all of Mazak’s Discover Technology Webinars, “MTConnect: Downstream Applications to Increase Productivity and Competitiveness” is approximately one hour long. All it takes to participate is a computer, an Internet connection and a web browser. Registration for the webinar is now open at www.mazakusa.com/webinar.
About Mazak Corporation
Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productivity-improving machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky recently increased its production capacity to 200 machines per month. Continuous training and development of the workforce has created a “lean” culture, which has created opportunities for continuing growth in America. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to its customers. For more information on Mazak’s products and solutions, visit www.mazakusa.com or follow us on Twitter at @MazakCorp and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MazakCorp.