Yigal Ziv noticed that machines were idled while waiting for machining programs from the CAM department when he began working in software development pertaining to decreasing machining times of molds and dies. Mr. Ziv noticed that machine operators were an underutilized resource that could be trained to create their own machining programs, allowing them to keep up with what was needed to keep their machines running.
This was the beginning of shop floor programming for mold shops, which revolutionized the way mold shops operated. Mr. Ziv's personal business was transformed by this mindset.
Lemoine Technologies has established itself as a leader in 2.5-D and 3-D machining over the last three and a half decades. Lemoine's 2.5-D machining models improve gundrilling, plates, cores, and cavities. While 2.5-D cams serve their purpose well, it is sometimes necessary to see more of the machine to facilitate faster programming. Lemoine's 3D machining capabilities include, in addition to 2.5-D cams, 3+2 Machining, Smooth finish, High-speed milling, Detailing, and Electrode design.
Perhaps most importantly, Lemoine is a pioneer in the use of data to implement change while machines are in operation. Yigal Ziv has spent his career ensuring that data is collected and processed in real time to enable faster and more accurate machine production.
Many of Yigal Ziv's career decisions were influenced by using the mindset to drive productivity on shop floors, and Lemoine is still a leader in the field. Mr. Ziv's accomplishments in his decades of working with machines include the following: In 1992, shop floor programming was introduced in tool shops; in 2000, machine data collection was introduced for data-driven machining. Since 2000, Lemoine's innovative machine monitoring technology, Pulse, has been used to monitor both small and large machines and their processes.
Yigal Ziv specializes in software development and the enhancement of industrial applications. Because he has lived in both Israel and the United States — and because his company is international — he possesses qualities that many American business owners lack, such as the ability to see the world from a multicultural perspective. Due to his long history of business ownership, he also possesses skills in negotiation, communication, and leadership.