CMTS October 19 – 22, 2009

Memex to Exhibit Integrated OEE + DNC Machine Monitoring & Control at CMTS 2009

A truly unique step forward in manufacturing productivity will be demonstrated by Memex Automation Inc. at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show to be held in Toronto, October 19-22, 2009. Memex Automation will be at Booth 2023.

The ability to integrate OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) machine monitoring and DNC program control in real-time provides significant increases in efficiency and profitability. Memex Automation’s mainstay product, the Ax9150 Universal Machine Interface for DNC connectivity, has been expanded with OEE capabilities. The OEE+DNC product is attached directly to the machine and provides local memory, embedded software, high speed network connectivity, and adaptive control that will enhance and improve legacy machine tools, delivering higher efficiency and increased productivity. This hardware and software toolset can connect to any machine in a plant including CNC machine tools, conventional or hydraulic punch presses, injection moulding machines, and manual processes or machines.

“If you can measure it, then you can manage it.” Now manufacturing managers can monitor the status of every machine in their plant, giving real-time visibility of production and the ability to adapt and control the machine. “The benefits of machine monitoring lead directly to increased productivity. Our customers have seen up to a 20% increase in shop floor efficiency, delivering more value than the cost of a new machine.” says Memex President & CEO Dave McPhail. Large multi-national manufacturers and leading companies in many industries such as aerospace have adopted this technology.

To deliver real-time machine monitoring and control, the OEE+DNC product effectively listens to the heartbeat of the machine, reporting and logging what is happening inside. Because it has both data inputs and outputs, the Ax9150 UMI can pre-process machine instructions and post-process real-time machining data in order to adapt to changing conditions at the machine. “Memex has succeeded in performing adaptive control in parallel with programs running on the existing machine – it’s like a low cost retrofit. In effect, we Automate the Automation,” said McPhail.

About Memex Automation Inc.

Memex Automation Inc., a unit of Astrix Networks Inc., was created to leverage the research and development of Memex Electronics, which was founded in 1992. Memex continues its tradition of serving the discrete manufacturing sector, providing electronic components such as advanced memory upgrades for CNC’s, BTR’s, handheld devices, and PC cards. A focus on visionary shop floor communication technology helps customers to Automate the Automation so as to increase productivity and decrease cost. Memex has developed Dynamic Computer Aided Machining technology that delivers value with real-time production machine monitoring and control utilizes OEE+DNC software solutions. Expert service is delivered remotely from its head office in Burlington, Ontario including a large dealer network for local on-site service. More information can be found at www.memex.ca or by email to salesgroup@memex.ca

“Automate the Automation”™ and “Dynamic Computer Aided Machining”™ are trademarks of Memex Automation Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners. The product and service offerings described in this document are produced by Memex Automation Inc. © Memex Automation Inc., a unit of Astrix Networks Inc.

CMTS 2009

Canada’s National Manufacturing Event.

CMTS is Canada’s largest manufacturing event for buyers and sellers to come-together under one roof to evaluate new products and solutions and learn about hot topics currently impacting the industry.

Thousands of manufacturing professionals rely this biennial event to assess potential suppliers big and small, far and wide.  Over 500 companies in manufacturing are represented during all four days of this event, giving attending professionals an extensive reach and allowing them to find solutions to improve and/or enhance their operations.

The hundreds of exhibitors participate at CMTS to meet a wide range of audiences in numerous industries.  From engineers to c-level decision makers, exhibiting companies look forward to CMTS to showcase the latest technologies and solutions in the machine tool, tooling, metal forming and fabricating, automation, design engineering and plant management segments.

2009 CTMA Showcase

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association – Western Ontario Chapter hosts a Memex customer installation Showcase and speech by the Memex CEO at their March 26, 2009 meeting.

TOUR: New Age Robotics & Controls Inc.

Host: Cornel Cosma
4:00 pm 515 Waydon Drive, Ayr, Ontario (see map) (519) 621-3333

Join us for a tour of New Age Robotics & Controls which has become highly competitive in the area of robotic automation. Main products include turnkey robotic cells for MIG, spot & projection welding and material handling; concepts & capital costs for customers seeking automation with robots and automated tool design. Services include customized system design and installation, refurbished equipment integration and ongoing support. Their 30,000 sq. ft. facility is fully equipped, using the latest technology to create and maintain flexible automation systems. Memex Automation will demonstrate manufacturing flexibility and efficiency using their controls that have been installed on CNC equipment and robots performing multiple tasks of loading different parts for machining with different part programs.

DINNER:

WHISTLE BEAR GOLF CLUB
6:00 pm 1316 Dickie Settlement Road, Cambridge (see map) Tel: (519) 650-2327

SPEAKER:

“MACHINE MONITORING FOR PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT”
By: CEO of Memex Automation Inc.

Automate your automation using Ethernet connectivity to “InterNetwork” all your machines on the factory floor.

Using a Universal Machine Interface, computerized networking for machine monitoring and control can provide manufacturers with relevant OEE metrics and production information in real-time, boosting efficiency by up to 20 percent with minimal capital investment and thereby enabling lean manufacturing techniques.

A demonstration will precede this presentation with the plant tour at New Age Robotics Inc.

Canadian Tool and Machining Showcase

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association hosts Memex customer installation Showcase and speech by the Memex CEO at their first 2009 meeting on January 22nd.

TOUR: RICE TOOL & MANUFACTURING INC.

Our Host: Arnold Hansma
4:00 pm 2247 Harold Road, Burlington, Ontario (see map) (905) 335-0181

Join us for a tour of Rice Tool & Manufacturing which is a highly regarded manufacturing facility with specialties in high volume, quality production machining and assembly; manufacturing of special and custom tooling and dedicated equipment; design and development of prototypes; short run precision-machined components. Over the past 35 years, Rice Tool has developed a number of strategic partnerships with Tier 1 manufacturers allowing them to become an integral part of their supply chain. Rice Tool uses machines that are unique in Canada as well as 8-axis special production machines with unique differentiator as being an early adopter of manufacturing processes for higher efficiency. Memex will demonstrate their controls that have been installed on Rice Tools’ machines.

DINNER:

HOLIDAY INN – Burlington North Center Room
6:00 pm 3063 South Service Road, Burlington (see map) Tel: (905) 639-4443

SPEAKER:

“MACHINE MONITORING FOR PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT”
By: CEO of Memex Automation Inc.
Automate your automation using Ethernet connectivity to “InterNetwork” all your machines on the factory floor.

Using a Universal Machine Interface, computerized networking for machine monitoring and control can provide manufacturers with relevant OEE metrics and production information in real-time, boosting efficiency by up to 20 percent with minimal capital investment and thereby enabling lean manufacturing techniques.

A demonstration will precede this presentation at Rice Tool & Manufacturing Inc.

Memex and MatrikonOPC Showcases Open OPC Connectivity to Machine Tools at IMTS08

Thursday, September 12, 2008- The next evolution in manufacturing connectivity was unveiled by Memex Automation Inc. and MatrikonOPC, the world’s largest OPC connectivity provider, at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) held this week in Chicago, September 8–13, 2008.

“In this competitive manufacturing world, the factory floor needs real-time connectivity to all production assets to effectively manage manufacturing productivity. Utilizing MatrikonOPC’s standards-based connectivity, Memex is now able to connect virtually all CNC machine tools leveraging our Dynamic Computer Aided Machining (DCAM) model. Our goal is to provide a universal machine interface that makes every machine a node on the corporate network,” said Memex President & CEO Dave McPhail.

By leveraging MatrikonOPC’s secure, reliable interconnectivity tools, Memex intends to have the entire factory floor benefit from a wide variety of off-the-shelf software, OPC clients and Human Machine Interaces (HMI’s). “The choice to partner with MatrikonOPC was easy – they are the recognized leader in industrial connectivity in this space,” said Memex President & CEO Dave McPhail.

“Working with Memex to bridge the gap between the new XML connectivity standard – MTConnect – and the plant floor using OPC connectivity is an extremely exciting opportunity. MatrikonOPC is proud to be partnering with Memex to be on the forefront of development with MTConnect and OPC,” said Sean Leonard, Vice President OPC.

Production Managers can now monitor the status of every machine in their plant, giving real time visibility of production. “The benefits of machine monitoring and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) numbers lead directly to increased productivity. Our customers have seen up to 20% increase in shop floor efficiency, delivering more value than the cost of a new machine.” says Memex President & CEO Dave McPhail. Large multi-national manufacturers and leading aerospace companies have started adopting this technology. McPhail adds, “It’s like a low cost retrofit – we now can start automating the automation.”

The IMTS show is held in Chicago at McCormick Place September 8-13; 10am – 6pm, www.imts.com for more details. Memex Automation is located in Lakeside Center East, Hall D at Booth D-4574.

About Memex Automation Inc.

Memex Automation Inc., part of the Astrix Networks Inc group of companies. was created to leverage the research and development of Memex Electronics, which was founded in 1992. Memex continues the tradition of serving the discrete manufacturing sector providing electronic components such as advanced memory upgrades for CNC’s, BTR’s, handheld devices and PC cards. A focus on visionary shop floor communication technology helps customers to Automate the Automation so as to increase productivity and decrease cost. Memex’s patent-pending Dynamic Computer Aided Machining technology model delivers value with real-time production machine monitoring utilizing our “OEE + DNC” software solutions. More information can be found at www.memex.ca or by email to salesgroup@memex.ca

About MatrikonOPC (a division of Matrikon Inc. [TSX: MTK])

With a collection of more than 500 OPC products and over 100,000 installations worldwide, MatrikonOPC is the world’s largest supplier of OPC connectivity products. Matrikon is a charter member of the OPC Foundation, and has demonstrated a commitment to developing OPC as the industrial connectivity standard.
Matrikon’s international customer base includes a wide range of companies from process to discrete manufacturers in industrial, commercial and military applications. With offices throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East, Matrikon’s reach is global.
Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com.

MatrikonOPC and Matrikon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Matrikon Inc.

For more information, contact:
Manny Mandrusiak
MatrikonOPC Marketing Manager
+1 780-448-1010 extension 4606
email: manny.mandrusiak@matrikonopc.com

“Automate the Automation” and “Dynamic Computer Aided Machining” are trademarks of Memex Automation Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners. The product and service offerings depicted in this document are produced by Memex Automation Inc. © Memex Automation Inc., a unit of Astrix Networks Inc.

See Us at The Canadian Machine Tool Show

From October 15-18, 2007 Memex will be exhibiting at the Canadian Machine Tool Show in Toronto Ontario. We will be in booth 1844 in the Factory Automation pavilion and look forward to showing our latest technology and meeting everyone again. The show is at the Design Centre (Exhibition Grounds by the main gate) and it runs 10-5, 10-6, 10-6 & 10-4 next week. We intend to show our CNC memory upgrades, DNC software, wireless options & Mx1150 DCAM technologies.