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Mazak Unveils Next Generation iSMART Factory Concept

November 25, 2014   Articles

A dynamic, ongoing and limitless concept, the next-generation iSMART Factory represents Mazak’s all-encompassing manufacturing vision. Mazak will eventually designate all ten of its manufacturing operations as iSMART Factories, the first being the Oguchi factory in Japan and now the North American factory in Florence, Kentucky

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Memex Automation’s MERLIN Being Demonstrated by Mazak Optonics as a Value-Added MTConnect-Based Solution

November 11, 2014   Press Releases

Memex was invited by Mazak Optonics to jointly demonstrate MERLIN (Manufacturing Enterprise Real-time Lean Information Network) with Mazak’s laser cutting systems at FABTECH 2014, Booth 3525. The joint demonstration will showcase MERLIN’s ability to connect all manufacturing machines to management, report plant-wide capacity utilization, and increase production and income from operations in real-time.

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Your Data: Use It or Lose It

November 11, 2014   Articles

Data matters. Whether it’s a production manufacturing operation or a job shop, measuring the effectiveness of each piece of shop floor equipment using overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) software and data collection tools enables companies to collect data in real time.

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