MERLIN Case Studies
The MEMEX smart manufacturing tool-kit makes data-driven manufacturing happen every day for manufacturers intent on realizing the promise of IIoT and Industry 4.0. From mid-size manufacturers like Homeyer Precision Manufacturing right up to multi-plant multinational giants like Mazak, the MERLIN software foundation of that tool-kit:
- Delivers a 10%-50% average productivity increase with an acknowledged industry leader
- Earns 20%-plus profit improvement based on just a 10% increase in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
- Achieves payback in less than four months with an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) greater than 300%
- Ensures no machine is left behind, connecting them with MTConnect, other protocols, or MERLIN hardware adapters for older machines
- Reveals ongoing factory productivity gains and ROI for years to come with MEMEX’s Continuous Improvement Fast-Track Services
MEMEX customer testimonials prove the power of MERLIN.
We ended up choosing MERLIN for its ability to collect data using MTConnect adapters and through their Universal Machine Interface circuit board for legacy machines.
In particular we liked MERLIN’s ability to display and report on information related to downtime and answer questions such as ‘Why is the machine not running and what can we do to get it running?
“We have had a significant increase. In the last year and a half we have gone from an average of 40% OEE across the shop to 82% OEE across the shop.”
“The Memex system is working great; the assistance is A+++”
“You saved us a tremendous amount of work.” “Thanks for the help. I have downloaded the files suggested and the program recognizes our files and shuttle.”
“In the metal cutting business, time is money and with the Memex tools we have minimized downtime, ensuring we maximize our revenue and profitability. Thank you very much for your support. The system is fully working…I would like you to know that the support provided by your technician was excellent. He was able to find out what the problem was with the Server and he fixed it very quickly. I was amazed about his skills and knowledge.”
“The Memex memory boards and DNC software were able to eliminate data starvation so that the machines could run at full potential. The result was a 150% INCREASE in feed rates It is estimated that the increase in productivity will repay the costs to Ford before the payment is due.”
“To have all production CNC programs loaded on a machine tool and reside there permanently would eliminate uploading and downloading programs on a daily basis. This saves us three hours per week per machining center. With 13 machining centers we estimate savings of nearly 2,000 hrs per year, representing over $200,000 of savings per year.”
“We are thrilled with our 2 Port DNC system and your willingness and expertise to be of service.”
“With 45+ machines we are thrilled with our connectivity and responsiveness to operators on the shop floor.”
“We are very happy with our DNC system and the knowledge and technical support offered by your company.”
“We were able to save $3,000 per week per gantry mill machine using Memex DNC software compared to your previous tape load times. This represents a significant cost savings for us.”
“We are very happy with our DNC system and the customer service we have received.”