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Kyntronics

ty in mind. "We combined hydraulic
and electric technology as well as controls into a single unit that users can
simply take out of the box, connect
wires and be up and running," he adds.
The company also manufactures
electro-mechanical actuators (EMA)
that are used in applications requiring
precise operation and connectivity
within the overall system.
Kyntronics has designed the option
of using power line communications
into all of its actuator products and
electronic I/O devices. Kyntronics'
patented power line communication
system uses just two wires to connect
up to 32 actuators across a network.
This makes connecting actuators simple, cost-effective, easier to operate
and synchronize and also saves space,
the company says.
The company continually invests
in new product development, including finding ways to make lower-cost
actuators. "Our goal is to provide feature-rich actuation products at lower
price points compared with alternative products and technologies. When
an OEM asks us for something that
will save them on costs, we want to be
able to provide that," Richter says.

Meeting Needs
Kyntronics developed the C-Bus system to address the problem of getting
multiple actuators to "talk" without
the need for expensive and excessive
infrastructure, which many of its customers had faced.
In addition to its standard lines of
EHA and EMA products - which were
developed in large part in response to
meet customer needs - the company
also produces limited run or one-off
actuators. "We are small and nimble and can customize products for
OEMs," Richter says. "If an OEM goes
to a larger manufacturer and asks for
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kyntronics continually
invests in new product
development such as with
its r2400 rotary ema.

"if
our
customer
provides
us
with
specifications on loads
and speeds, we make sure
we deliver a product
that works right out
of the box with no
maintenance
issues,
on time or before they
expect it." - Carl Richter
a special actuator, they would likely be
told it couldn't be done.
"We specialize in manufacturing
actuators that OEMs can use to distinguish themselves in the market," he
adds. "We pride ourselves on listening
to what the OEM's needs are and jointly developing a solution with them."
One of Kyntronics' customers in the
medical sector approached the company about developing a light-weight
EMA for a machine used in post-operative physical therapy by knee replacement patients. "Our R2400 Rotary

EMA system brought portability, special sequencing and control features
to the knee therapy machine," the
company says. "Now, it is more marketable as a product for home therapy
and to orthopedic surgeons."
Kyntronics' EMA replaced several
components in the machine including a large motor, gearbox, variable
frequency drive and related wiring
and brackets. This reduced the machine's cost and size. The EMA weighs
8 pounds, considerably less than the
80 pounds of components it replaced,


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