MTConnect-based Cyber-Physical Machine Tool: A case study

Chao Liu, Xun Xu, Qijia Peng, Zhengyi Zhou

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Recent advancements in Information and Communication Technology have shown immense potential of advancing current CNC machine tools to Cyber-Physical Machine Tools (CPMT). CPMT deeply integrates machine tool and machining processes with computation and networking, thus becoming more intelligent, interconnected and autonomous. However, challenges of data communication and management remain. This is due to the diversity of manufacturing devices, sensors used and hence the delivery of data types. This paper presents an MTConnect-based CPMT that allows diverse types of real-time manufacturing data to be effectively and efficiently collected and managed, to enable advanced human-machine interactions and cloud-based decision-making supports in CPMT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-497
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event51st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 16 May 201818 May 2018


  • Cyber-Physical Machine Tool
  • Machine Tool 4.0
  • MTConnect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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