This agreement provides a mechanism for OPC and MTConnect to collaborate to extend the reach of the existing manufacturing data exchange standards and implementation technologies in order to:
- Evolve the existing standards for each organization to provide complete manufacturing technology interoperability.
- Provide the mechanism for continuous improvement of standards and specifications overseen byeach body.
- Work directly with the end users and suppliers of technology and manufacturing.
- Provide a coordinating function to exchange insights, identify overlaps, and harmonize work where appropriate.
- Facilitate clear communication and education for users and others concerning possible overlaps and the ways the standards and specifications can be used.
- Provide a solid foundation to develop and deliver specifications, technology and processes tofacilitate adoption of the technology into real products.