The Standards Committee (SC) is responsible for developing and maintaining the MTConnect standard. Consisting of industry, academic, and government stakeholders, the SC advises on proposed enhancements to the standard, initiates and oversees working groups, and furthers the standard in specific technology areas with new features and capabilities.
See the SC member rights and responsibilities at www.mtconnect.org/membership.
Any MTConnect Institute member can join the SC; submit an application at www.mtconnect.org/join.
Working groups take ideas from conception to initial drafts and data models for inclusion in the MTConnect standard. The working groups conduct business primarily via web meeting, and each is chaired by a volunteer from the SC.
See a list of working groups or request to join one here: www.mtconnect.org/working-groups.
New versions of the MTConnect standard are approved by a vote by the SC. Each member company has one vote, cast by the company's delegate. Documents for review are managed via the MTConnect projects website.
Draft standard documents prepared by the SC and working groups are subject to 30 and 90 day Intellectual Property reviews as well as 30 day editorial reviews. Each member company must submit one review; approvals with no issues or IP claims are requested but not required.
See details of active or upcoming reviews and votes at www.mtconnect.org/voting.