cycle time


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cycle time

the time which is required at each work station (machine or operative) to complete the workload allocated to it. Cycle times are important in PRODUCTION LINE or ASSEMBLY LINE balancing to ensure the smooth flow of raw materials, components and work in progress from workstation to workstation, thereby avoiding bottlenecks and idle periods.
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The system reportedly provides 30% more output than a single carousel, and can use 20% to 25% less gas for heating than competing equipment while delivering up to 20% shorter cycle times.
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The relationship between efficiency and cycle time is apparent from the following logic: If customer needs are being met (that is, providing value-added products or services at competitive cost) in shorter and shorter cycle times, then the processes are by definition becoming increasingly efficient.
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Feed rates for each step were increased 15%, starting the cut at the highest rate and finishing at the slowest rate, Increasing the feeds for all the steps trimmed cycle time by about one second.
For example, how can a 10% reduction in operating cycle time be compared with a 12% reduction in repair costs?
Consulting Service Reduces the Cycle Time from Idea Generation to Prototype
2 lb and has a total sty cycle time of about 6 sec.