Showcase and Plant Tour at Héroux Devtek with CTMA

CTMA Western Ontario Chapter Plant Tour & Dinner Meeting

Date: May 20, 2010
Time: Tour – 4:00pm / Cocktails & Dinner – 5:30pm
Location: Héroux Devtek, 1665 Highland Road, W., Kitchener, Ontario
Price: $60 Members / $75 Future Members

Join us for a tour of Héroux Devtek that manufactures landing gear and aerospace structural components. The tour will highlight Héroux Devtek’s world-leading capabilities, with demonstrations of real-time machine monitoring and control with OEE+DNC, and the interconnection of these tools with the corporate network.

Cocktails and dinner will follow at the Holiday Inn – Kitchener with a presentation on “Shop Floor to Top Floor Information … in Real-Time” by David McPhail and John Rattray of Memex Automation Inc. This presentation will show how their breakthrough approach to managing the shop floor can yield significant gains in productivity.

Agenda/Registration Form

CEO Level Podcast of Internetworking the Factory Floor

Listen to Memex’s vision in a podcast from IMTS08 trade show (13 minutes, 56 sec)

Memex discusses at a CEO level the merits of “Internetworking the Factory Floor”, applying the Internet model to allow machine to machine communication on the factory floor. Memex suggests the timing is right for changes so as to automate the automation and poses the question about what would it take to have a third shift run unattended and therefore increase efficiency and profitability.

At Memex, we can transform every machine into a node on the corporate network in a real-time manner, providing the power of the Internet in a machine to machine communication efficiency.

NSERC CANRIMT Advanced Research Project

Memex is working with a consortium of universities in advanced research on monitoring and controlling machining processes for manufacturing automation.  NSERC has announced this project for CANRIMT (Canadian Network for Research and Innovation in Machining Technology), see the web site.

This project is focused on modeling, analysis, monitoring and control of machining processes for manufacturing automation. The group is led by mechanical engineer Dr. Yusuf Altintas of the University of British Columbia, and involves Dr. Allan Spence from McMaster University, as well as Ecole Polytechnique and leading private sector companies in the industry. The analysis and deliverables will involve specialized algorithms working with Memex’s Ax9150 Universal Machine Interface hardware board as a component in monitoring and controlling the machines.

Memex Automation Supports Industry

Memex has worked with industry to share information and knowledge with customer showcase events, speaking engagements and articles written and published. We are a corporate citizen.

See the attached articles for sample details.

Memex Founder Nominated for Design Engineer Hall of Fame

The original founder of Memex was nominated to the Product Design & Development magazine Design Engineer Hall of Fame.

He is described as the “Steve Jobs” of the factory floor.  Combining hardware and software, he leads a team of developers that make high-end technical solutions for the metalworking industry in optimizing CNC controls and processes – connecting machining centers with the front office.  He has traveled, written and spoken on the coming “Embedded Universe” that will impact how machines communicate, share information and transform production technologies.

Visit Product Design & Development magazine’s website for additional information.

Memex Working with Consortium of Universities on Dynamic Computer Aided Machining (DCAM) Project

Memex announces that it has been awarded a significant grant to work on a state of the industry dynamic computer aided machining (DCAM) project in a consortium with leading universities, aerospace companies and industry partners. This is a five year grant from NSERC and will have Memex’s Ax9150 hardware board as a key component in delivering results. The benefits of this project are to improve quality in the final pass of machining, so as reduce by 50% the cycle time, minimizing broken tools, increase efficiency overall by 35% and provide an accurate audit validation trail. This validates Memex’s position as a leading technology supplier to the machining industry working with the top universites, such as McMaster in delivering advanced products for manufacturing efficiency.

CNC Data Server Increases Productivity & Improves Reliability

Memex Automation Inc. introduces a CNC DATA SERVER connectivity tool built upon its existing staple of connectivity tools that maximizes program usage at the machine.  Save time and increase reliability by loading large files locally (buffering up to 2 Gb) with a graphical interface for “drag and drop” of files between a PC and CNC.

Ax2200HS offers supplemental memory and is the first product to utilize this revolutionary method.  Part programs are managed on your factory floor, files are transferred seamlessly between CNC and PC.   Installation is easy on any control with our many options for Universal Network Interfaces.  Old machines can now perform at today’s standards.