Astrix Networks Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OEE) operating under the trade name Memex Automation Inc., the global leader of manufacturing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) productivity solutions, is pleased to announce they have joined AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
Memex Automation, headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, specializes in networking machine tools to management information systems. “AMT is a recognized leader in the world of manufacturing in a number of significant areas. AMT drove the creation of MTConnect, the open and royalty-free interoperability standard for shop floor connectivity and over the past four years Memex Automation has played a key leadership role in developing the MTConnect community. We are very proud to be a member of AMT,”said David McPhail, President and CEO of Memex Automation. AMT also owns and manages IMTS —The International Manufacturing Technology Show, where Memex has been an exhibitor since 1992.
“Memex supported AMT programs and events even before joining. As members, I look forward to the opportunity to work with a high energy, innovative group of individuals to grow AMT and improve the
programs they already use, like MTConnect, IMTS and the [MC]2 Conference,” said Patrick McGibbon,Vice President Industry Intelligence, The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
Dave Edstrom, CTO of Memex Automation knows AMT well. In 2006 he was part of a presentation at AMT’s annual meeting that lead to the creation of MTConnect. Edstrom became AMT’s Director for the Office of Strategic Innovation and served as President and Chairman of the MTConnect Institute. “I joined Memex because of its clear leadership position in MTConnect and driving productivity for manufacturing. It is with great pride that I can say Memex is a member of AMT,” said Edstrom.
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