PA 9000 CNC is now using MTConnect
Future-oriented solution for machine tool manufacturers: The PA 9000 CNC series from Power Automation (PA) is now capable of using the global communication standard MTConnect. PA thus provides its customers with a platform that already meets all requirements for use in Industry 4.0.
The communication solution for Power Automation’s PA 9000 series machine controls was developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta-based “Georgia Tech” is one of the top research facilities in the US. The project was also initiated by the American Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). The association’s members already use MTConnect as a standard where applicable.
MTConnect: Open source platform for data transfer
Universally applicable technology standard: AMT compares the openness of MTConnect with universally-enabling attributes found in other standards such as USB. Since the open source platform was initially developed for communication with machine tools, MTConnect is already being used extensively by machine builders in the US. Even some European companies are already using the standard.. MTConnect provides context and is complementary to protocols such as OPC UA and the standard continues to be extended much further than just machine tools.
MTConnect puts an end to the Babylonian language confusion in mechanical engineering. The standard also integrates a number of other open standards, thus ensuring the compatibility of controllers, devices and software applications. MTConnect provides the semantics and meaning to machine data. MTConnect makes processes and systems more transparent and usable for machine-to-machine communication. PA 9000 enables the use of both integral components of MTConnect: MTConnect Adapter as well as the associated MTConnect Agent
The use of the web-based communication solution in the PA 9000 series enables real-time data exchange with all kinds of systems, from factory control systems to robots to enterprise software such as SAP. Power Automation is thus perfecting its future-oriented solution for machine tool manufacturers worldwide. Customers of the innovation leader from Pleidelsheim value the PA 9000 as an extremely flexible and powerful CNC control system that meets all requirements for Industry 4.0. Its outstanding features include openness, simple programming and user-friendliness.