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Product Overview

The MTConnect Client driver for KEPServerEX is a communications interface to MTConnect-compliant agent applications. MTConnect is an open standard for linking shop floor technologies that further the automation industry's goal of seamless manufacturing operation. The MTConnect Standard XML and Internet Protocol technologies provide managers with the factory's real-time data. This insight enables more efficient operations with improved production optimization and increased productivity.



  • Automatic Device Demotion
  • Automatic Device/Agent Discovery
  • Automatic Tag Generation
  • Event and Condition
  • Current: Current value of a data item
  • MTConnect Data Item Sets
  • Support for 100 Unique Communication Channels
  • Support for 256 MTConnect Agents per Channel
  • Probe: Utilized for Automatic Tag Generation
  • Additional schemas can be imported into the server's root \Drivers\MTConnectClient folder


  • MTConnect Standard

Supported Devices

  • Any Machine Tool supporting the MTConnect Protocol

Available Languages

  • English

Application Support

  • DDE Format CF_Text and AdvancedDDE
  • NIO Interface for iFIX
  • OPC .NET Service (OPC .NET) Version 1.00
  • OPC Alarms and Events (OPC AE) Version 1.10
  • OPC Data Access (OPC DA) Versions 1.0a, 2.0, 2.05a, and 3.0
  • OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Clients
  • SuiteLink and FastDDE for Wonderware

Release Notes



  • Added a property that allows users to skip schema validation.
  • Fixed an issue where removing all the devices under a channel then performing a device discovery could lead to a crash.



  • Fixed an issue that prevented the _System._Error tag from functioning properly. 



  • Added support for using colons in the Data Item name.



  • IP address octets are now properly constrained to a maximum value of 255.
  • Device discovery is accessible as a right-click option on a channel in Project Tree View.



  • Added schema files to support Version 1.2 and 1.3 of the MTConnect standard.


  • Added a new driver that connects to agents using the MTConnect Standard over HTTP.

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What Is a Driver?

KEPServerEX is more than an OPC server—it's a connectivity platform for industrial automation and IoT. Simply download KEPServerEX, and then select from Kepware's library of more than 150 device drivers, client drivers, and advanced plug-ins to fit the communication requirements unique to your industrial control system.

A driver is a software component that enables KEPServerEX to meet the connectivity requirements of a specific device, system, or other data source. The driver handles all proprietary communications to the data source for KEPServerEX; the client interfaces handle all supported OPC, proprietary, and open standards connectivity to applications that monitor or control the devices.

Drivers may be licensed individually or in suites. Additional drivers can be licensed on demand as connectivity needs evolve.