In Today's Medical Developments, there is a nice article titled, "Real-time enterprise-wide OEE from the shop floor"
As the article starts off: "Legacy CNC machines can now see ‘how the other half lives’ with new MERLIN MTConnect hardware that brings OEE network connectivity to the entire shop floor."The article ends with a great quote by Dick Morley:
“Increasing the utilization of both legacy and new assets is critical to a modern company and MERLIN makes that happen," said Dick Morley, who is on the Board of Memex Automation and is known as the "father" of the programmable logic controller (PLC). “Memex Automation is clearly on the road to the future for automation and M2M. Finally, we have a company taking a leadership position."