Lynch Fluid Control has placed an order for the MERLIN solution from Memex Automation

Burlington, ON, Canada – April 29, 2015 – As the leaders of the worldwide manufacturing renaissance continue their push for plant efficiency improvements, Mississauga, Ontario-based Lynch Fluid Control has placed an order for the machine tool productivity software solution, MERLIN, for their entire plant from Astrix Networks Inc. (TSX-V: OEE), operating under the trade name Memex Automation.

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

“Manufacturers all over North America are moving to data driven manufacturing and using machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity tools to improve efficiencies in their operations and gain competitive advantages.” said John Rattray, Memex Automation’s Vice President of Sales.  “Memex’s MERLIN software is considered to be the leading solution to collect data automatically from machines and we are pleased that industry leader Lynch Fluid Control has joined other forward thinking manufacturers such as Mazak, Héroux-Devtek, Mahle and Overton Chicago Gear in recognizing MERLIN’s unique ability to connect the shop floor to the top floor.”

About Lynch Fluid Control

Lynch Fluid Control is a state of the art manufacturing company that designs, manufactures and exports manifolds, valve systems, electronics and hundreds of thousands of custom manifolds.  Lynch has one of the largest hydraulic engineer teams in North America, providing hydraulic manifolds to industries such as automotive, aerospace, mining, plastics, logging, military etc., and has the ability to export its products to over 50 companies, making up 50% of the company’s revenues.  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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