Get to Know Lin Engineering
Get to Know Lin Engineering
Lin Engineering started in a garage—I’m sure you’ve heard that before. What may be more interesting is, unlike other companies that started in a garage, Ted Lin wasn’t creating a product, per se. He was adjusting a product to specifically perform in a certain way for a particular application. He was an innovator.
Through minor engineering adjustments, based on the latest technology and engineering capabilities, he found he could create exactly what was needed for a customer instead of the customer having to provide an over-or under-engineered solution.
This is only half of what the company does differently.
The people working at Lin engineering consider themselves as a support team. We’ll get into that more deeply in a moment but first, think about the design elements we just discussed. They constitute four key operations:
- Find—there are such a vast number of products on the market that just narrowing the options can be difficult. Lin Engineering will help you find what you need—or something very close to it.
- Optimize—the only way you get what you need without spending more than you need to spend for something that’s over-engineered, is to optimize the product you find.
- Integrate—let’s face it, integrating seamlessly with other components in a system can cause a lot of headaches, especially when considering all the areas of integration—electrical, mechanical, mounting, controlling, etc. Optimizing for all aspects—including maintenance and repair—is all part of the integration that needs to be performed.
- Produce—it is not helpful to any company that when you finally find, optimize, and integrate a product properly and for the highest quality of performance, you can’t produce it. That’s why you’ll want to know that Lin Engineering follows a lean manufacturing practice where they’ve developed their own Sigma 4.5 Way for quality assurance so that they assure that your final product will be produced exactly how you need it—and delivered on time regardless of volume.
So, a support team? How is that Lin Engineering employees think of themselves as a support team? Besides finding, optimizing, integrating, and producing, here is how you interpret those items in reference to support:
- Application support—match the right motor and accessories to your application.
- Engineering support—through technical know-how, help you to optimize for the highest performance.
- Prototype support—quickly assembles and tests a prototype once it is optimized.
- Manufacturing support—engaging Lin’s Sigma 4.5 product assurance for the final product.
- Supply chain support—on-time scheduled delivery with Kanban stocking.
None of this could be completed without the right team working with one another to provide quality and delivery at an affordable price. This includes 27 application-trained engineers with over 32 years of experience in applications such as aerospace, medical, automotive, consumer, and more. A team of prototype specialists that is over 20 strong, ready to test devices to your specifications. The most highly-trained machine operators to provide a quality, long-lasting product. And, the best-organized production, shipping, and handling team available. Supporting customers with exactly what they need is a worthy goal and much more important than merely filling a catalog with products that customers have to decide upon.
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