“The implementation of MTConnect is one of the simplest and fastest ways to improve productivity and increase machine utilization. Mazak’s MTConnect implementation provided the highest ROI for any capital investment because of the significant increase in utilization of equipment for a very moderate expenditure.”
– Brian Papke, President of Mazak Corp., as stated to the President of AMT at IMTS2014.
Modern Machine Shop posted the article Data Driven Manufacturing Moves Ahead at Mazak. Mazak, the largest machine tool manufacturer in the world, has selected Memex’s MERLIN to be implemented at their world class manufacturing facility in Florence, KY, after a thorough evaluation of global vendors. MERLIN is also available for purchase directly from Mazak.
Automation.com posted the article Mazak uses MERLIN MES and MTConnect at Kentucky plant. Results include 42% improvement in machine Utilization, 100 hours of reduced operator overtime per month and 400 hours per month of previously outsourced work that was returned to Mazak.
A great video presentation about the use of MERLIN at Mazak, the world’s largest machine tool builder, by the VP of Manufacturing, Ben Schawe. Improved Utilization Through Machine Monitoring.