Networks (Spectrum Division)
Burlington, Canada – May
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.
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.
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
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. (www.machinemate.com)
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
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
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.
Venture Exchange has not reviewed
and does not accept responsibility
for the adequacy or accuracy
of this News Release.
For more information please
Joel T. Kissack, LLB.
McKie | Headstrom PR
e-Manufacturing Networks Inc.
800-563-6369 ext. 23