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Access MTConnect data from a web application

Access MTConnect data from a web application

About five years ago I wrote 5 ways to access MTConnect data from a web application. This article outlined methods for accessing the MTConnect agent’s data from a client-side web application.

Ignore it. Much has changed in web development since then, and some of the methods mentioned in the old article range from bad to obsolete. If you want to write an MTConnect web application, here are your best options:

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Using MTConnect for Automation

Using MTConnect for Automation

Eight years ago when I first encountered MTConnect, I felt the technology would transform the machine shop. Today, support for MTConnect is commonplace in new machine tools, and often available for older tools through various upgrade options. Software packages exist to collect and analyze data on a server or on the cloud. However, I thought the technology could become a lightweight option not only for data analytics, but also for basic machine shop automation.

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Will TrakHound run on Linux?

Will TrakHound run on Linux?

No. At least, I’ve had no luck running any of the TrakHound components on Linux.

In a previous post I mentioned that I could not try the TrakHound community software, since I do not have a Windows machine. Afterwards I wondered how true that was. After all, Wine does a decent job running most Windows software, and .NET support on Linux has gotten much better in recent years. So I thought it was worth a shot.

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Installing the NodeJS MTConnect Agent

Installing the NodeJS MTConnect Agent

A long time ago on a blog far, far away, I wrote an article called “Set up an MTConnect Agent in three or so steps”. This became one of the most visited articles I have ever written, and is still being viewed four years later. However, much has changed in the MTConnect world in the past four years, so I wanted to take another look at installing an MTConnect agent.

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