Why do you need a monitoring system?

Why do you need a monitoring system? The most obvious and usually the initial reason is real-time visibility and utilization measurement. That is what most of the monitoring systems espouse doing. Let me qualify the statement. In the most basic configuration with machine-only reporting, the results are long and /or frequent IDLE conditions. Basic utilization […]

The Sad State Of SaaS

Weighing the options is not always easy. Centralized hosting of business applications dates back to the 1960s. That was back when users would pay for computing time on mainframes. In the nineties, we saw the introduction of ASPs, Application Software Providers. ASPs mandated maintaining a separate instance of the application for each business. About a […]

MERLIN can help you with your personnel challenges

It is a common complaint that personnel shortage impedes operations significantly. Retirement transitions tribal knowledge out of the company. The loss of tribal knowledge disrupts operations. Personnel leaving for other positions. Whether the personnel are team members with time vested in the company or relatively new hires transitioning through your company, both wreak havoc on […]

The 80-20 Rule Will Drive Technology Adoption

The Origin Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was an Italian civil engineer, sociologist, economist, political scientist, and philosopher. Among his many accomplishments, he is best known in engineering circles for his contribution of the Pareto chart and the 80-20 rule. Within the manufacturing universe, the Pareto chart predominantly identifies constraints by severity. Scrap by quantity or […]

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[Blog] What’s a micro-stop, and how is it important to you?

MERLIN Tempus provide this level of comprehensive flexibility right out of the box. The ability of a system to infer a state based on occurring states and standards removes a level of operator dependence. The antiquated operator-centric data collection approach is inherently inaccurate because events are recorded after the fact and are usually very subjective. Realtime operator classifications of machine impacting states are faster, simpler, controlled and accurate because the machine initiates the state change based on an autonomous event and applied logic.