logo_rpiMacKintok is teaming with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Integrating MTConnect into the Engineering Curriculum.

The project involves a university, a public library, the US Army and four software companies. MTConnect is becoming a part of the educational framework in Upstate NY with the potential to touch students from grade school through graduate school. With the success of the RPI classes MacKintok and Hamilton Numbers are now looking to use this experience as a stepping stone to collaborating with other learning institutions around the country.

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MTConnect Institute's New White Paper, Getting Started with MTConnect - Shop Floor Monitoring, What's In It For You? --

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Our business is helping engineers, skilled trades, and production personnel get information as fast as possible so they can make accurate and informed decisions.

We provide the manufacturing and machine tool industry with "information retrieval" tools that link the physical world to the digital world.


bookEdstromA Book Every Manufacturer and Developer Should Have

Our good friend Dave Edstrom has a new book out called "MTConnect To Measure Is To Know." Dave is the CEO of Virtual Photons Electrons and the President of the MTConnect Insitute. This is a fantastic read and we highly recommend it.

This book is not just about MTConnect, but it is first a book that discusses the many lessons learned in the world of open systems. Dave tells many pertinent stories as to why MTConnect will revolutionize the way the world makes things. He provides the stories about the historical beginnings and key people responsible for MTConnect. If you need to understand what exactly is MTConnect his explanation is spot on.

"MTConnect To Measure Is To Know" is a must read if you want to know about the beginnings of a movement that most do not know is occuring right now. You will be captivated and don't be surprised if you read the book in one sitting.

You can order a copy of the book today from Amazon.


mtpulse2IMTS 2012. We were part of MTConnect's Emerging Technology Center Booth. IMTS is one of the largest machine tool shows in the world and is held in Chicago every 2 years. In the 2010 show over 80,000 vistors attended McCormick Center to learn about the new technology and advances in manufactuing. At IMTS 2012 MacKintok discussed MTConnect and provided demonstrations of one of our MTConnect produts, MTPulse. This was the last year of MTConnect being displayed in the Emerging Technology Center as MTConnect will no longer be considered an emerging technology. We thank everyone who stopped by and visited us during the show!

We just introduced MTPulse (Beta Version 1.1) to the public at IMTS 2012. MacKintok is designing & building a web based visualization interface for PCs and mobile devices. The visualization interface graphically displays the live status of machines or assets using the MTConnect standard. The interfaces enable users to view real-time plant floor status simply by logging onto an Internet browser. As a Web-enabled application, it extends access to users anywhere for improved real-time decision making. MTPulse utilizes the very latest HTML 5 development techniques to "measure the pulse of manufacturing." 


Our systems assist in every aspect of your process, whether it's installation, production, maintenance, or troubleshooting.

Experienced in skilled trades, manufacturing, military, and business. We understand what it's like to meet production quotas and deadlines.


Our personnel have experience working in facilities at GM, Ford, Chrysler, and the US Mint, as well as the Aluminum, Steel, Power Generation, Paper, Pharmaceutical, HVAC and various other industries.

We get to know your process intimately so that each system we develop provides information that will be used on a daily basis. It is our obligation to develop a system that provides payback to you every day.

At MacKintok, we develop process analytical and diagnostic tools designed to empower and stimulate the human mind to think and make accurate and timely decisions.


With our inventive way of linking real-world components, you can have instant access to informative pages specific to each component. No need for time consuming searches, each page is laid out to be informative and provide access to other related pages.

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