GE Power & Water and GE Aviation Solve the Last Meter Problem With Memex’ MTConnect Solution
BURLINGTON, ON–(Marketwired – Oct 15, 2014) – Astrix Networks Inc., operating as Memex Automation (TSX VENTURE: OEE) (“Memex” or the “Company”), the global leader of manufacturing M2M productivity solutions, is pleased to announce it has completed the installation of 34 MTConnect-based universal machine interface boards at GE Power & Water, Greenville, SC, and received an order for an installation at GE Aviation.
In Phase 1 of a multi-phase implementation, the Memex hardware enables GE to generate MTConnect data for use and display of real-time production parameters, providing an ability to better measure and manage production, and monetize improved processes by converting idle time into production.
“Our universal hardware solves the last meter problem with a plug-in adapter that generates MTConnect data,” said David McPhail, CEO. “Uniquely, because MTConnect as a protocol includes a data dictionary, our adapter enables all machines to talk XML in exactly the same way, which means the data can be consumed by GE’s business intelligence tools,” he said.
About Memex Automation Inc.
Memex Automation (TSX VENTURE: OEE) is the leader of manufacturing Machine to Machine (M2M) productivity solutions and the measurement of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (“OEE”) in real-time. OEE is the measurement of plant-wide capacity utilization. MERLIN (Manufacturing Enterprise Real-time Lean Information Network) generates OEE enterprise-wide, machine by machine. On April 15, 2014, PEM awarded the Company the 2013 Plant Engineering & Maintenance Award for Best Company Under 50 Employees. Frost & Sullivan awarded MERLIN its 2013 Technology Innovation Leadership Award for Machine Monitoring. Microsoft picked MERLIN to be its mid-market ERP machine connectivity solution. Mazak, North America’s largest original equipment manufacturer of machine tools, purchased MERLIN to manage its plant and now offers it on its price list. Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tools, announced in April 2014 that Memex Automation became a Partner in THINC.
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