Memex Automation

Memex Automation Talks Benefits of Automated Approach


Burlington, Ontario -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/17/2011 -- Memex understands the need to be more competitive and get the maximum throughput with your machine assets in manufacturing. To be able to "visualize" how your machines are operating allows customers to react quickly to situations. Measuring what actually happens on the shop floor allows manufacturing and industry leaders to tune processes using lean manufacturing techniques. Apply the Theory of Constraints principle by monitoring and identifying a constraint. Improve operator productivity and satisfaction by helping them perform faster and reduce their data collection overhead using automatic and accurate tracking systems. OEE - Overall Equipment Effectiveness is the key performance indicator that drives this machine monitoring process.

“OEE is a Manufacturing Productivity Tool for Real-Time Monitoring enabling Increased Productivity,” according to John Rattray, of Memex Automation. “By monitoring assets such as tooling, raw materials, Work In Progress, computers, vehicles and any moveable assets, companies can know quickly, exactly, and securely where assets are located. Ultimately this is an automated approach because we measure the shop floor allowing our customers to manage the top floor.”

This automated approach provides the following:

Automated data collection from machine

Accurate and objective information

Not reliant on operator

Down Time Log - detailed to the second reporting all down time with reason codes

Historical data from analysis

Visibility of machine performance in real-time

Proactive alerts rather than reactive

Leading OEE Metrics, automatically

Minimize "Cultural Impact" on operations

20% of cost of PLC based solutions

No need for Barcode scanning (optional)

Connect to any machine

Supports OPC standards

Supports MTConnect standards (serve data from machine to the consumer application)

Event monitoring

Send job/shift completion results automatically back to ERP/MES

Many sectors are represented in the Memex customer roster, including:

Aerospace - Boeing, Goodrich, Dowty, Parker Hannefin, Héroux Devtek

Automotive - GM, Ford, Magna, Eaton, Linamar

Industrial - Caterpillar, John Deere, Westinghouse, Vickers, Case, Sanmina

Government - National Research Council, Jet Propulsion Laboratories,

The Royal Canadian Mint

About Memex Automation Inc.
Memex Automation Inc.,, a unit of Astrix Networks Inc., was created to leverage the research and development of Memex Electronics. Memex continues its tradition of serving the discrete manufacturing sector, supplying component hardware, memory upgrades, and visionary shop floor communication technology. Memex products allow a manufacturer to realize the impact of OEE Profitability.