Serial communications is old outdated technology. It has slow transfer speeds, it is slow to load today’s big programs into controls, and it is especially unreliable on long distance runs. MERLIN is built on today’s modern, reliable IT Ethernet network structure.
To help deliver operational efficiency with production visibility to your manufacturing enterprise, here are the top 5 reasons to work with the award winning Memex MERLIN for OEE and DNC.
1) Memex MERLIN is a true Manufacturing Execution System.
- MERLIN MES is vertically and horizontally integrated across the enterprise.
- Vertically integrated means that it executes ERP’s planned production schedule. It takes all the work orders from your ERP system, mirrors them on a machine and manufacturing cell or assembly basis, and at completion (end of work order and end of shift) sends the ERP an upload of actual results on how production actually ran. This enables a comparison to be made of how the production ran for an accurate time and cost picture.
- Horizontally integrated means that the complete shop floor flow-line of production is viewed and communicated in real-time. This enables situational analysis, bottleneck identification, and resources to be allocated (when and where they’re needed) in the shortest period of time – all with historical, traceable reporting.
- Integration means objective visibility about utilization. True OEE metrics, product run and cost standards, and the requirements of the operator for resources (engineering, maintenance, crane, dunnage, 1st off quality check, etc.) can all be communicated to all stakeholders in real-time.
2) MERLIN is an independent and unobtrusive monitoring solution.
- Software protocols and hardware network connectivity (if required) that are electrically (optically) isolated from the control.
- MERLIN does not affect the machine’s performance. It does not use programs or memory, it simply listens to the machine.
3) Memex MERLIN system can operate independent of any DNC solution.
- Any existing DNC solutions in your site can still be used in conjunction with MERLIN
- Or, if you prefer, you can use MERLIN’s built in DNC.
4) MERLIN is built on the latest & proven technology of the Microsoft platform.
- MERLIN incorporates MTConnect, OPC, Focas and other advanced protocols for machine communication.
- It is built on reliable Ethernet network (wired or wireless) rather than the older, slower, and unreliable serial based communication technology.
5) Memex MERLIN system really is the BEST VALUE solution.
- MERLIN has delivered our customers 10% to 50% or more improvement in efficiency, all thanks to its horizontal and vertical integration,
- It adheres to ISA-95 standards of machine connectivity and fits with your IT network infrastructure.
- It is a safe and proven technology that is being used globally.
To find out more about these 5 points, and even more reasons why Memex MERLIN is the best MES solution, contact Memex sales today at 866-573-3895 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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