In the beginning, there was just an idea: How can an apparently limitless variety of threads be spun together to create an artistic fashion item in the end? Consistent in terms of quality and grade, as well as efficient in terms of speed?
These were the challenges faced by MEM Mechanical Engineering at its founding in 1984. They were a supplier to the textiles industry, which has a long tradition in Westphalia. In fact, the golden age of textiles in the German-Dutch border region is history thanks to globalisation, but one thing has endured until today: The focus on precision. MEM Mechanical Engineering not only still subjects itself to this basic standard, but also the machines that the company uses today to produce a large number of components for diverse industries.
In 1998, the engineering graduate Hans-Jürgen Marx joined his father’s company. He manages operations, which now include around 70 employees. In the meantime, the focus of the company is now on special machine, systems, and steel construction.
Since May, 2021, an ACURA 65 MARATHON from HEDELIUS has also been added to the production hall. Marx raves about the milling machine, which has awakened his old passion: “It’s been a long time since I stood at a machine, and I was really proud as I was able to mill workpieces again using the ACURA. The operation and the ergonomics are completely simple.”
It’s an additional benefit that series parts and unique pieces can be processed simultaneously. The ACURA 65 MARATHON offers a work platform for workpieces up to a size of 700/700/500 mm and a weight of up to 500 kg.
Naturally, this much flexibility also requires a correspondingly large and quickly changeable repertoire of tools. The Standby Magazin makes it possible. Hans- Jürgen Marx was sceptical at first, but he admits: “I thought to myself, do we really need 245 different tools? But today I know that the more tools we have, the less downtime there is for the machine.”
The processes function seamlessly, also because the pallet magazine is connected with the tool magazine via the controls.
And that’s completely to the liking of MEM in Ahaus. Because the ACURA 65 MARATHON from HEDELIUS matches their understanding of precision exactly.