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Northeast

Kyntronics

each of kyntronics'
actuators is tested on site
to ensure it meets clients'
specifications.

sizes based on its common customer
requests and then assembles products
to customer specifications using those
modules. "We want to design and deliver our products quickly, and be best in
class in lead time," he adds.
Kyntronics' suppliers play an important role in the company's ability
to deliver on time. "It is very important that we have primary suppliers
and backup suppliers for key components," Richter says. It also negotiates
long-term agreements with several
key suppliers to lock in pricing.

High Quality
The company's lead time improvements reflect its overall corporate
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"our goal is to
provide feature-rich
actuation products
at
lower
prices
[than]
alternative
technologies. when
an oem asks us for
something that will
save them costs, we
want to provide that."
focus on quality and continuous improvement. "Our definition of quality
is to exceed our customers' expectations," Richter says. "If our custom-

er 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."
Kyntronics uses a variety of lean
manufacturing principles in its operations including Six Sigma and one-piece
flow. The company conducts monthly
quality and productivity audits, and is
AS9100 and ISO-9001 certified.
Each of the company's actuators is
tested on site to ensure it meets clients' specifications. "After we build it,
we perform an acceptance test procedure on each and every actuator that
ships out of here to ensure quality,"
Richter explains. mt


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