MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Tuesday November 5, 2013. Based on its recent analysis of the machine monitoring systems market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Memex Automation with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership for its flagship product, Manufacturing Execution Real-time Lean Information Network (MERLIN).
MERLIN is an integrated hardware and software product suite that enables lean manufacturing through management and monitoring of equipment efficiency. MERLIN pinpoints bottlenecks in machine cells in real time, allowing plant operators to extract optimum efficiency from each manufacturing process.
MERLIN’s distinguishing feature is its high level of flexibility and interoperability. It can be used in any kind of manufacturing set-up and with any kind of machine – completely automated, semi-automated, and/or with legacy machines.
MERLIN bi-directionally connects the equipment on the shop floor with any enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. It can be easily integrated and installed using Microsoft standard software tools and an MS-SQL enterprise database, which can be mined enterprise-wide, and its data uploaded to other business intelligence tools.
“MERLIN’s implementation time and costs are modest, and delivers significant value in the form of data analysis and visualization of capacity utilization,” said Frost & Sullivan Research analyst, Atin Angrish. “Succinct reports are provided automatically and directly from the shop floor to the management using predefined parameters, eliminating the need for manual data collection, analysis and delivery of results.”
MERLIN provides unrivaled value by increasing customers’ productivity levels and simultaneously reducing their downtime. Most customers report a 20 percent to 50 percent improvement in productivity, but in some cases, customers even reported productivity levels reaching 100 percent.
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