In the November 2019 issue of Manufacturing Today, Winton Machine is featured for its best practice of “Continuous Improvement.”
Below is an excerpt from the article. You can read the full story here.
Some manufacturers build the same products for years at a time. Not Winton Machine of Suwanee, Ga.
Every six months, Winton Machine improves its tube fabrication and coax fabrication machinery. “It is all customer-driven,” says George Winton, who along with co-owner and wife Lisa Winton, started Winton Machine in 1997 in the basement of their suburban Atlanta home. “We are constantly making incremental improvements to our products such as improving the cutting process involving our copper cutoff machines. We are also continuously buttoning down our manufacturing software to help us further improve our documentation control.”
Constantly Improve is a core value for Winton Machine, which designs and builds NC and CNC tube benders, CNC tube cut-off machines and a full line of semi-rigid coax fabrication machinery. Its tube fabrication products also include CNC orbital tube benders, high-speed tube fabrication systems, tube end formers and expanders, serpentine tube benders, vertical compression tube benders, CNC roll benders, tube straighteners, digital protractors for measure tubes and CNC coax cutters. Winton builds a full line of standardized equipment as well as engineers modifications to their existing designs in order to meet their customer’s specific manufacturing needs. They also design and build customized tube fabrication solutions.
Last December, for example, a customer put down a deposit on six machines. By January, however, the customers’ production needs had changed and the customer requested two of the six machines to be mandrel benders. Winton Machine started the design and by this November anticipates completing the two mandrel benders – a machine the company has never manufactured before.