Siemens Names TechSolve as a Solution Partner for MTConnect

During this year’s [MC]2 2014 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference, Siemens announced the appointment of TechSolve as a solution partner to offer solutions to customers with Sinumerik CNCs who are interested in or have already implemented MTConnect into their factories. 

During this year’s [MC]2 2014 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference, Siemens announced the appointment of TechSolve as a solution partner to offer solutions to customers with Sinumerik CNCs who are interested in or have already implemented MTConnect into their factories. Through this development, Siemens responds to the growing demand in the market for MTConnect solutions among the end-user and machine builder sectors. TechSolve was a founding sponsor of the MTConnect Institute and is a major supplier of MTConnect adapters, translation products as well as support software and services that enable shops and production departments alike to more efficiently gather and analyze machine tool performance data, using the open-source communication standard of MTConnect. 

In a typical machine tool end-user scenario, TechSolve applies its Adapter software to an existing machine’s CNC, such as the Siemens Sinumerik 840D, which enables data transfer through an MTConnect agent. For older controls and legacy devices that do not have native communication output, TechSolve can also supply additional hardware and communication software to facilitate this process. The data can then be stored locally or cloud-based for further access and evaluation in an overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) strategy.  

Likewise, TechSolve provides Adapter software to machine tool builders for integration into their control schemes to suit particular applications or customer-mandated specifications for MTConnect compatibility. 

Ryan Legg, product manager, Sinumerik CNC, Siemens Industry Inc., explains,

Ron Pieper, manager, VizProducts Group at TechSolve, observes, “To be affiliated with Siemens is a compliment to both of our products and services as well as our engineering talents. We believe this relationship will be mutually beneficial, as it will further promote the acceptance of MTConnect in the machine tool market, plus being a Solution Partner to Siemens will open new doors for our company.”