Burlington, Ontario -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/12/2010 -- While many systems say they automate shop floor data collection Memex Automation does it automatically and directly in real-time. Operator Bar code scanning of work order status and keying in part counts, reject counts, reject classifications, down time reason codes all are inefficient and prone to error.
According to John Rattray, a senior executive with Memex Automation, “Success with Memex Products and Services uniquely increases efficiency to monitor and control machine tools. We are delighted to share immediate visibility of production status and comprehensive data collection to Héroux-Devtek which realize a competitive advantage. Memex Automation understands the need to be more competitive - by automating the information flow companies can manage productivity.”
Sébastien Caron, Plant Manager with Héroux-Devtek raved about Memex Automation noting, “Our biggest differentiator is productivity. We had passive OEE and now we have active OEE (overall equipment effectiveness.) The key to better productivity is not just to track performance, but to act on problems in real-time. We now have a tool to communicate to the people on the shop floor that our performance can improve. Customers can see and believe in what we’re doing to improve on time delivery. The OEE data provided improves human as well as machine-to-machine communications. We believe we can use Memex Automation data to motivate employees with a shared understanding of how we can be more productive, and that’s what it’s all about.”
About Memex Automation Inc.
Memex Automation Inc., http://www.memex.ca, 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, supplying component hardware, memory upgrades, and visionary shop floor communication technology. Memex products allow a manufacturer to “Automate the Automation” to increase productivity and decrease costs. Memex Automation focuses on delivering value with Real-Time Machine Monitoring and Control, which utilizes OEE+DNC solutions that boost efficiency by up to twenty percent with minimal capital investment. Memex is based in Burlington, Ontario.