MachineMate to OEM

e-Manufacturing Networks (Spectrum Division)

Enterprise Multi-DNC Software



Burlington, Canada – May 17, 2001 –  e‑Manufacturing Networks Inc. (CDNX: MFG) and MachineMate, Inc. announced today that MachineMate and e-MFG's Spectrum CNC Technologies Division have signed a OEM agreement to place Spectrum's Enterprise Multi-DNC software on Machine Mate's machine controls. The contract also includes marketing Enterprise Multi-DNC software to MachineMate's retrofit customers.  

The Enterprise Multi-DNC software is used to communicate with the CNC.  Part programs can be managed over the network and data from the control can be monitored and stored in an SQL database.  The data contains information about productivity, number of parts machines, utilization and alarm conditions.  Using the Internet and a standard browser, the reports can be viewed from any secure connection allowing managers to view their shop data from anywhere.  Specific conditions, such as an alarm, can even cause an email or page to be sent, alerting the manager of the condition.

Integrating the software into MachineMate's controls will allow the control to communicate critical shop floor information to the right people wherever they happen to be.   This is part of MachineMate's overall strategy to provide a control which adheres to open standards and is Internet friendly.

Tom Gaasenbeek, Chief Executive Officer of e-MFG, said  ”MachineMate's unique open architecture and Internet strategy fit perfectly with e-MFG's goal to turn every CNC into a node on the corporate network.  By providing access to machine data over the Internet, manager's will have better control over their most expensive assets." 

Nyles Priest, President of MachineMate, remarked "We believe Enterprise Multi-DNC was the natural choice for us.  Our products are designed to be powerful, open, and easy to use and that meant using Enterprise Multi-DNC and Machine Event Monitoring from e-MFG's Spectrum Division."


About Machine Mate

MachineMate, Inc. ( is headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Automation AG (Germany). MachineMate, Inc. absorbed the PC-based CNC business from Giddings & Lewis in September 2000.  Power Automation is the recognized leader in PC-based CNC technology as reported by ARC "Outlook for Soft CNC" 1999 … 2003.


About e-Manufacturing Networks Inc.

e-Manufacturing Networks Inc. ( is the first company to InterNetwork a machine tool to the worldwide web.  The company develops and provides hardware, software and services for Intelligent CNC Networking to connect machine tools – the point of production – to the supply chain, the demand chain, and management information systems.  e-Manufacturing Networks and its divisions, Greco Systems, Spectrum CNC Technologies and Industrial Automation Solutions have been developing hardware and software devices to connect CNCs for more than 20 years.  The combined companies are the largest in the Direct Numerical Control (DNC) hardware/software industry; Greco Systems alone has sold more than 40,000 units.


e-MFG is listed on the Canadian Venture Exchange, trading symbol MFG.


The Canadian Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this News Release.



For more information please contact:


Joel T. Kissack, LLB.                                               Chris McKie

Senior Vice-President                                             McKie | Headstrom PR                                                            

e-Manufacturing Networks Inc.

800-563-6369 ext. 23                                             408-942-0133                                                  



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