Partners

Revolutionizing manufacturing connectivity and efficiency, together.

We have developed partnerships with innovative companies which have goals similar to our own: to revolutionize manufacturing connectivity and efficiency. Through alliances with leading edge companies, we are able to provide the next generation of software and hardware products to optimize production processes. Take a look and see what companies have partnered with Memex to bring you the best of the best in manufacturing connectivity solutions.

Industry Partners

Mazak

Value Inspired Partner

MERLIN’S plant productivity results impressed Mazak to the extent that it named MEMEX to its exclusive Value Inspired Partner (VIP) program. Mazak selects VIP partners that share its same forward-thinking approach to manufacturing. According to the company, MEMEX makes the perfect VIP partner because Mazak knows first-hand how the company can help create factories of the future today. And, like Mazak, MEMEX believes in continuous innovation, boosting manufacturing productivity via digital interconnectedness and helping customers achieve the best possible competitive advantage.

The partner announcement underscores how Mazak is paving the way in digital resource productivity via its iSMART Factory concept, an all-encompassing vision that harnesses the power of connectivity to optimize manufacturing operations at every level.

As a VIP partner, MEMEX will continue to collaborate with Mazak on ways to continue to transform its iSMART Factory. The two companies will also work together to make data-driven manufacturing highly accessible to Mazak customers. MERLIN plays a critical role in the iSMART Factory concept by allowing Mazak to monitor its productivity and overall equipment effectiveness metrics from anywhere and always in real-time. The MTConnect® open communications protocol works in conjunction with MERLIN to harvest the data from all the different assembly stations, production floor machines, cells, devices and processes.

About Mazak’s Value Inspired Partner Program

Launched in 2010 to provide customers with total manufacturing solutions, our Value Inspired Partners (VIP) program brings together leading producers of complementary technologies for Mazak machines to create more innovative products and turnkey processes.

By collaborating on R&D and integration efforts, the VIP program fosters a high level of cooperation and technological integration that moves well beyond individual pieces of equipment. The program also fuels development of comprehensive training solutions for manufacturers across all market segments.

VIP partners must:

  • Be a recognized leader with unique, innovative and high-quality products,
  • Provide extensive pre- and post-sales support,
  • Add value to customer processes and provide system solutions,
  • Maintain a culture of ethical business standards and practices.

MTConnect

MTConnect is a set of open, royalty-free standards intended to foster greater interoperability between controls, devices and software applications by publishing data over networks using the Internet Protocol. It is a basic first step in linking shop floor technologies and moving towards the goal of seamless manufacturing operation. By establishing an open and extensible channel of communication for plug-and-play inter-connectivity between devices, equipment and systems, MTConnect allows sources to exchange and understand each others data.

This approach allows connectivity from the lowest end of the process chain, nearest the workpiece or shop floor, to the highest design or process planning tool. And the expectation is that the interoperability afforded by MTConnect will enable a host of third party solution providers to develop software and hardware products to make the entire manufacturing enterprise more productive.

Memex is a proud supporter of the MTConnect standard.

Okuma

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma.

Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability.  Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC®, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment.

Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics is an ERP software that helps both small and midsize businesses manage their business processes, drive bottom-line results, and grow beyond typical accounting software.  The ERP software is easy to learn and to use, and the solutions work with the technology systems that are already in place in your company, helping to deliver long-term value without a complex and costly implementation.

Memex Automation Inc. has partnered with Microsoft Dynamics to bring you the Dynamics AX Connector, which is an integrated module of the MERLIN server.  The utility supports a bi-synchronous import and export of work orders and respective operational information to Microsoft’s Dynamic AX 2012 to and from machines on the shop floor.  The advanced functionality in MERLIN allows work order information to flow seamlessly from Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 through MERLIN MES to the machine on the shop floor, and can relate actual productivity to Dynamics AX, an electronic traveler, delivering a paperless shop floor.

Manufacturing Alliance Service Corp.

CNC Training and Learning Institute.

MASC is an educational foundation, dedicated to the perpetuation of the metal working trades.  The Board of Directors is comprised of Connecticut based manufacturers, manufacturing organizations, educators, and state agencies, working together to develop the training and support programs needed by today’s manufacturing community.

American Machinist

Trade Publication

American Machinist is a magazine that provides useful information regarding router bits, carbide drill bits, plasma cutting and many other cutting tools.

Baylor Acceptance Corporation

Financing Solutions

For North American wide financing solutions of Memex Hardware and Software, Baylore Acceptance Corp. is a partner of Memex.

Gescan

Gescan is a premier distributor of automation, process, electrical products and services distributor for the industrial, utilities and process markets, serving British Columbia, Ontario and the prairies.  As part of Sonepar Canada Inc., and one of the world’s largest electrical distributor networks, Gescan continually strives to provide superior service and support for the products they sell.

Sonepar Group is one of the world’s largest privately-held electrical distributor. The Sonepar Group is present in more than 35 countries with approximately 2,100 locations and 32,000 employees. In Canada, they are represented in six provinces by CenturyVallen, Dixon Electric, Gescan, Lumen, Texcan, Osso Electric, and Sesco.

Cincom Systems

Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincom Systems has provided software to simplify and improve business operations and customer communications for more than 45 years.

In 2012, Cincom took a dramatic leap forward and formed a global strategic partnership with Microsoft Dynamics. The result was Cincom Total, an end-to-end ERP and CRM solution that provides enhanced capabilities for today’s manufacturers of highly engineered products that enable them to sell, make and service their products.  It helps manufacturers grow revenue, improve operating margins, and enhance the customer experience.  It is the only end-to-end ERP/CRM solution built inside Microsoft Dynamics to improve the entire business for manufacturers of highly engineered products.

Cincom Total gives high-performance manufacturers the ability to anticipate customer needs and changing market conditions. This keeps the entire business and end-to-end value chain synchronized to win more business, run smarter operations and deliver to customers as promised.