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Memex Automation Joins Partners in THINC


Memex Automation joins 40+ other members that provide solutions to end-users and enhance productivity while maintaining lean operations.


Okuma America Corp.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 1, 2014) – Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tools, announced that Memex Automation, a leading provider of MERLIN, an innovative shop floor productivity solution, has joined Partners in THINC. 

Memex Automation, headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, specializes in networking machine tools and administration computers. This communication allows for productivity and other statistics to have the ability to be sent digitally anywhere in the world. Memex Automation solutions are used by a variety of Okuma customers throughout a variety of industries. Their applications are designed to interface with a wide range of controllers and data including the open-architecture Okuma THINC®-OSP control.

Benefits of Memex Automation solutions include:

  • Manufacturing Execution System which improves profitability, reduces waste and ensures compliance with regulations
  • Merlin machine monitoring typically increases shop floor efficiency by 10% or more
  • RFID Asset Management shows asset information in real time and works hand in hand with OEE, Lean and Six Sigma
  • Direct Numerical Control allows for simultaneous upload and download of multiple CNC controls

“We are excited to announce our new partnership with Memex Automation. Their expertise and dedication to helping manufacturers obtain the highest level of profitability possible through real time productivity information tools, makes them a great addition to Partners in THINC.” says Jeff Estes, Director of Partners in THINC.

For more information on Memex Automation and other members of Partners in THINC, visit    


OkumaAbout Okuma America Corporation:

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.  For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.


Partners in THINC

 About Partners in THINC:

Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for real-world manufacturers. With the open architecture, PC-based THINC®-OSP control as its nucleus, Partners in THINC brings specialized equipment, expertise and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user.  For more information, visit

Memex AutomationAbout Memex Automation:

 Memex Automation offers Shop Floor to Top Floor information in Real-Time. Memex connects machines to corporate networks with MERLIN, an MES M2M communications platform. As a world leader in manufacturing technology, Memex specializes in offering manufacturers real-time productivity information tools. Since 1992 Memex has over 12,000 customers and 320 dealers worldwide and delivers solutions to improve the way machines operate and connect on the factory floor to management.

Published Date : 4/1/2014

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