As the leaders of the worldwide manufacturing renaissance continue their push for plant efficiency improvements, Edmonton-based Domino Machine Inc. has issued purchase orders totaling $129,186 for the machine tool productivity solution MERLIN for their complete plant from Astrix Networks Inc. (OEE), operating under the trade name Memex Automation.
Memex Automation's flagship product, MERLIN, enables effective machine communication across the shop floor, speeds up production processes, and can increase machine utilization by an average of 10% to 50%. Plants using MERLIN are able to improve output by more than 10% and related Income From Operations by as much as 20% - 60%.
"We selected the Memex MERLIN OEE data collection system as we viewed it as the best in the oil industry because of its ability to capture signals directly from machines," said Brandon Walker, Project Manager.
"We are thrilled to see MERLIN being adopted by a manufacturing leader like Domino Machine Inc." said John Rattray, Memex Automation's Vice President of Sales. "Not all OEE solutions are created equal, and after performing extensive due diligence, we are proud that Domino Machine Inc. has joined other leading manufacturers like Mazak, and iMech in recognizing MERLIN's unique ability to bring machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity from the shop floor to the top floor."
About Domino Machine Inc.
Domino Machine Inc. has been a leader in the machining industry since 1967, specializing in custom machining for the oilfield. Domino Machine is a fast growing company and has a machining capacity up to 7 tons. Product lines include Rod Blowout Preventers, Hi-Temp Rod Blowout Preventers, Stuffing Boxes, API Products and more. Not only does Domino Machine source reliable material from overseas but it also maintains overseas manufacturing capability as well.
About Memex Automation
Memex Automation (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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