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David McPhail at OptiSaw West

David McPhail will be presenting at OptiSaw West. OptiSaw is a time-effective and affordable learning and networking opportunity for those driving the future of sawmilling in your operation. The focus is on the future of optimization and automation in our industry, including challenges and opportunities on the cutting edge of this side of the industry.

Date & Time: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

Venue : Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
Canada

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Trending now – Smart Manufacturing

There is no IIoT without Real-Time data. True Shop – Floor – to – Top – Floor connectivity can :

  •  Enhance all facets of manufacturing using evidence based Real-Time data collected from each machine and discreet process
  • Increase throughput & ensure efficient reporting  directly to and from ERP
  • Drive the circle of  continuous improvement & lean manufacturing
  • Create tangible, compelling business outcomes

Discover the award winning IIoT Real-Time manufacturing analytic solution by MEMEX; MERLIN, your key to the digital factory of the future.

 

MEMEX Inc. Leadership Recognized Amongst Top 30 Advanced Manufacturing Visionaries

BURLINGTON, ON–(Marketwired – May 12, 2016) – MEMEX Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OEE) is excited and proud to announce that Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), in its inaugural issue of Smart Manufacturing magazine, has recognized David McPhail, CEO of MEMEX Inc., and Dave Edstrom, CTO of MEMEX Inc., amongst the top 30 Advanced Manufacturing Visionaries.

According to Smart Manufacturing Magazine, the top 30 Advanced Manufacturing Visionaries list is a representation of who’s who in the smart manufacturing world. They all have made significant contribution towards developing tools and techniques that have made the Industrial Revolution 4.0 a reality.

Smart Manufacturing magazine recognizes David McPhail, CEO of MEMEX Inc. for his relentless work towards creating solutions that help North American manufacturers solve tangible issues such as efficiency and sustainability of manufacturing operations. Adding further to the delight of MEMEX Inc., Smart Manufacturing magazine also applauds the work of Dave Edstrom, CTO of MEMEX Inc., in the field of developing MTConnect® an open, royalty-free standard to get information from machinery applications to enable increased productivity.

“Both Dave and I are really honored to be a part of this esteemed list, not just as individuals but also as developers of MERLIN, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) communication platform that promises manufacturing excellence,” says David McPhail, CEO of MEMEX Inc. “Visionaries create the window into the future but it is the strength and dedication of their team that turns those ideas in reality. MEMEX Inc. as a team is in the business of taking our visions and turning them into revolutionary IIoT products.”

About MEMEX Inc.

MEMEX Inc., the developer of MERLIN, an award winning IIoT technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real-Time, is the global leader in machine to machine connectivity solutions. Committed to its mission of “Successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future” and encouraged by the rapid adoption and success of MERLIN, MEMEX is relentlessly pursuing the development of increasingly innovative solutions suitable in the IIoT era. MEMEX envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate network, thereby, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. MEMEX, with its deep commitment towards machine connectivity, offers solutions that are focused on finding hidden capacity by measuring and managing Real-Time data. This empowers MEMEX’s customers to effectively quantify and manage OEE, reduce costs and incorporate strategies for continuous lean improvement.

Contact Information
Media Contact
MEMEX Inc.:
David McPhail, CEO
Phone: 519-993-1114
Rashi Rathore, Communication Coordinator
Phone: 905-635-3040 ext 103

MEMEX @ Mfg4

Mfg4 is the most efficient way for you to see and evaluate the latest Aerospace, Defense, and Medical manufacturing technologies The aerospace, defense, and medical device industries share similar challenges: long project lifecycles, stringent regulations, mission-critical quality control, and a vital need for advanced manufacturing technologies.

Attending Mfg4 2016 provides a unique opportunity to explore the methods and products that are working in these industries and discover how they can be adapted and implemented within your operation. Collaborate with suppliers who already understand the challenges your firm faces and have proven solutions you can put to use immediately.

Nearly every hour on the show floor, professional presentations will provide important insights into each featured industry. Attend keynotes presented by industry leaders and hear how the technologies on the exhibit floor are tackling production issues in innovative ways during the Information Interchange

Attend the MEMEX sponsored smart manufacturing panel along with hearing from industry leaders on topics vital to industry manufacturers, network with peers and find ideas and solutions you didn’t even know you needed.

Meet up with MEMEX representative and discover what the Brilliant Factory means for you along with the tools you need to plan and execute successful strategies for your own digital factory of the future.

Date: 3rd – 5th May, 2016

Time:  Tuesday, May 3

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 5

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Venue: Connecticut Convention Center

100 Columbus Boulevard

Hartford, CT 06103

 

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DISCOVER MORE WITH MAZAK MIDWEST

Explore how today’s advanced metalworking technologies and data-driven production strategies contribute to unprecedented productivity gains and improved quality management.

From models with simple, but innovative milling and turning capabilities to advanced manufacturing cell solutions, MAZAK will run part cutting demonstrations on more than 20 of their newest machine tools. Several of the multi-axis machines on display will feature Mazak’s new SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY platform, which comprises intuitive hardware, new high-speed servo systems, enhanced ergonomics and optimized programming via the latest MAZATROL SmoothX and SmoothG CNCs.

As Mazak’s Value Inspired Partner many of their new machines tools will feature MERLIN, an award winning IIoT communication platform by MEMEX, along with many other latest ancillary equipment from our VIPs. As well, Rick Mosca, the Chief Operations Officer at MEMEX, will be speaking about “MAKING THE CONNECTION: IIOT > DATA DRIVEN MANUFACTURING > MACHINE MONITORING” on Tuesday, April 19th 2016.

Additionally, have an opportunity to meet with MEMEX representatives to ask any questions you may have, collect take away information and schedule a more in-depth presentation for your company. Also present will be Mazak’s application engineers during the demonstrations to discuss how these machines can solve your production challenges.

Date: 19th-21st April, 2016

Time: 9 AM – 6 PM (CST)

Venue: MIDWEST TECHNOLOGY CENTER

300 East Commerce Drive

Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

 

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Top 5 Reasons to use Memex MERLIN MES for OEE & DNC

Serial communications is old outdated technology.  It has slow transfer speeds, it is slow to load today’s big programs into controls, and it is especially unreliable on long distance runs.  MERLIN is built on today’s modern, reliable IT Ethernet network structure.

To help deliver operational efficiency with production visibility to your manufacturing enterprise, here are the top 5 reasons to work with the award winning Memex MERLIN for OEE and DNC.

1)  Memex MERLIN is a true Manufacturing Execution System.

  • MERLIN MES is vertically and horizontally integrated across the enterprise.
    • Vertically integrated means that it executes ERP’s planned production schedule.  It takes all the work orders from your ERP system, mirrors them on a machine and manufacturing cell or assembly basis, and at completion (end of work order and end of shift) sends the ERP an upload of actual results on how production actually ran.  This enables a comparison to be made of how the production ran for an accurate time and cost picture.
    • Horizontally integrated means that the complete shop floor flow-line of production is viewed and communicated in real-time.  This enables situational analysis, bottleneck identification, and resources to be allocated (when and where they’re needed) in the shortest period of time –  all with historical, traceable reporting.
    • Integration means objective visibility about utilization.  True OEE metrics, product run and cost standards, and the requirements of the operator for resources (engineering, maintenance, crane, dunnage, 1st off quality check, etc.) can all be communicated to all stakeholders in real-time.

2)  MERLIN is an independent and unobtrusive monitoring solution.

  • Software protocols and hardware network connectivity (if required) that are electrically (optically) isolated from the control.
  • MERLIN does not affect the machine’s performance.  It does not use programs or memory, it simply listens to the machine.

3)  Memex MERLIN system can operate independent of any DNC solution.

  • Any existing DNC solutions in your site can still be used in conjunction with MERLIN
  • Or, if you  prefer, you can use MERLIN’s built in DNC.

4)  MERLIN is built on the latest & proven technology of the Microsoft platform.

  • MERLIN incorporates MTConnect, OPC, Focas and other advanced protocols for machine communication.
  • It is built on reliable Ethernet network (wired or wireless) rather than the older, slower, and unreliable serial based communication technology.

5)  Memex MERLIN system really is the BEST VALUE solution.

  • MERLIN has delivered our customers 10% to 50% or more improvement in efficiency, all thanks to its horizontal and vertical integration,
  • It adheres to ISA-95 standards of machine connectivity and fits with your IT network infrastructure.
  • It is a safe and proven technology that is being used globally.

To find out more about these 5 points, and even more reasons why Memex MERLIN is the best MES solution, contact Memex sales today at 866-573-3895 or via email to salesgroup@memex.ca

To learn more about Memex’s MERLIN, check out these short videos on topics covered in Memex’s OEE Solution Series webinars.

Advantages of migrating from serial to Ethernet communications on the shop floor

As published in Canadian Metalworking magazine, March 2010.

There is a technological shift going on out on the shop floor that is allowing machines to communicate directly with corporate information systems, generating big benefits for companies by increasing their operational efficiency. Applications are available that provide real-time machine monitoring, acquisition of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metrics, dynamic computer-aided machining, automatic synchronization of part programs, DNC, work order
scheduling, and central control of machine operations.

Why Make the Leap?

The Internet has changed how the world gets its information: it’s all about easy access. Manufacturing machines that communicate via serial ports run the risk of being not connected to the information highway and consequently being an unproductive asset. If these machines could be refurbished with advanced communications technology, a company could avoid spending millions on new machines. Furthermore, extracting operational information from all its machines, both new and old, would permit a company to optimize its manufacturing processes. Companies that have moved to the Ethernet report a significant improvement in efficiency and cost savings.