machine utilization


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machine utilization

the extent to which the productive capacity of a machine is used during a specified period of time. Machine utilization can be expressed as a percentage, for example:

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Manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler will author an extensive manufacturing software feature article series reviewing how to eliminate non-value-added processes, eliminate unplanned downtime, prevent bottlenecks in the manufacturing process, operate with near 100 percent machine utilization (OEE), and optimize scheduling and resource allocation regardless of the plant location.
delivery difficulties due to material procurement or machine utilization, as well as difficulties in delivery must be excluded, otherwise bottlenecks in patient care threaten.
Customers also benefit from the ability to improve machine utilization and identify weak points in production.
The main goal is to find an efficient scheduling strategy SS that minimizes the overall processing time and maximizes machine utilization.
Simple integration with industrial robotic systems for plate handling can further improve cycle time and machine utilization.
Higher machine utilization levels should support continued strong aftermarket parts opportunities.
Other features include advanced hour meters that record engine and drill operating time for accurate machine utilization information and pre-set maintenance reminders.
Cirrus 2.2, which is available for iOS and Android devices, allows customers to check the Digester's real-time status, track the machine utilization and view operational alerts and alarms.
Automating the loading and unloading of machines results in increased production rates and increased machine utilization (or OEE).
What once was used primarily for simple service alerts and machine location tracking can now be used for machine utilization reporting and recommending improvements to the aforementioned operator behaviors that drive up costs, such as brake usage, idle times and engine RPMs.
The new report provides a detailed forecast and analysis of supply, demand and machine utilization each year from 2014-2019 in each global region, including China, Southern Asia (India) and Africa.
High-volume manufacturing economics rely on high machine utilization rates; stopping machines to replace empty reels is an enormous drain on efficiency and profitability.

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