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Kyntronics

Northeast

kyntronics is working to
reduce the amount of time
it takes to deliver standard
and custom products.

allowing the machine to be portable,
Richter says.
The Kyntronics system also includes
real-time communication components, which allow patients and therapists to adjust settings. The R2400
EMA also included modified software
and a communications interface that
met the OEM's system requirements.
"By developing this solution, we helped
improve the outcomes of people recovering from knee surgery," he adds.
The company applied similar EHA
technology to the patient couch portion of a medical imaging machine.
"When the OEM needed a high-force,
small actuator that operated very quietly, Kyntronics partnered with them
to customize an EHA that is quiet,
compact and can move large forces,"

the company says. "The OEM needed
a linear actuator that could move 4,000
pounds of force while using the existing
infrastructure of the patient couch. The
EHA needed to be properly adapted."
Kyntronics modified its standard
EHA to make it fit the available space
as well as providing a very quiet solution. "Other electro-mechanical actuators were much noisier when operating and could not meet the OEM's
product specification," it adds. "The
quiet operation of the new couch has
created a competitive advantage and
is opening up new market opportunities for this OEM."

Improving Production
Kyntronics manufactures products in
a 40,000-square-foot facility in East-

lake, Ohio. Kyntronics regularly operates its equipment on a "lights out"
basis, which involves operating machines unattended during an evening
or weekend. Most of the company's
standard product modules are produced in this fashion.
Kyntronics is working to reduce the
amount of time it takes to deliver its
standard and custom products to customers. "Our EHA product is relatively new, so as of now we're delivering at
a lead time of between 6 to 8 weeks,"
Richter says. "We're trying to get that
down to a few weeks and, eventually,
just a matter of days."
One way the company hopes to improve its lead times is by designing
products that are modular in nature.
Kyntronics stocks modules of various
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