Industrial B&S of Mexico has purchased the MERLIN solution from Memex Automation (TSX-V: OEE) and will install plant-wide

Burlington, ON, Canada – May 7, 2015 – Driving plant efficiency improvements for manufacturing, Mexico-based Industrial B&S has purchased the machine tool productivity software solution MERLIN from Astrix Networks Inc. (TSX-V: OEE), operating under the trade name Memex Automation, to install plant-wide.  The company hopes that this will be a showcase site for the Mexican marketplace, as so many companies in this region embrace leading edge manufacturing techniques.

Memex Automation’s flagship software product, MERLIN, enables effective machine communication across the shop floor, speeds up production processes, and can increase machine utilization by an average of 10% to 50%. Plants using MERLIN are able to improve Income From Operations by as much as 60% with a payback in months.

Industrial B&S is installing MERLIN throughout its entire plant which consists of 25 machines.  “Industrial B&S is a leader in manufacturing in Mexico and has seen that similarly the MERLIN system from Memex is a leader in monitoring machines so as to enable data driven manufacturing optimizing operations” said José Luis Benitez Rodriguez, Director.

“Mexico is a growing manufacturing area and our customers in this region look to see the latest techniques in data driven manufacturing at showcase companies like Industrial B&S” said John Rattray, Memex Automation’s Vice President of Sales. “Advanced machine monitoring solutions utilize the MTConnect standard and this showcase facility in Mexico will highlight the power of MERLIN’s unique ability to bring machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity from the shop floor to the top floor.”

About Industrial B&S

Industrial B&S, in the industrial city of Torreon Coahuila, Mexico, is a leader in the metalworking industry.  Utilizing first class machines for laser cutting, plasma cutting, turning and milling for small to medium pieces accurately, they specialize in auto parts and manufacturing components for heavy equipment with the highest quality.  For more information, please visit:

About Memex Automation:

Memex Automation provides award winning software to measure Machine to Machine (M2M) productivity and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (“OEE”) in real-time. MERLIN (Manufacturing Enterprise Real-time Lean Information Network) generates OEE metrics for each machine in every plant. MERLIN is used by leading machine tool companies as a complete shop floor communications platform. For more information, please visit:

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