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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 992-998
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.992.998
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Cycle Time Reduction for Bearing House Assembly

K. Saran Kumar Reddy, T. Panneer Selvam and R. Venkatraman

This study deals with Reduction of cycle time which is very important element considered in successful manufacturing now-a-days. Clearly, long cycle times cause high inventory, high cost and very poor customer service. Cycle time reduction has a good predictable role in operation of CNC and Non-Conventional machining processes. Reducing cycle time requires eliminating non-value added activities which does not add value to the product manufactured. Examples of non-value added activity includes machine set-up, inspection and scheduled delays. The parameters considered in this context are speed, feed, depth of cut, hand-offs etc., these parameters should not violate any of the constraints that may apply on the process and satisfy the objective function such as reducing cycle time, maximizing the production rate, reduction in costs, increase throughput, streamline process, improved communications, process variability reduction or combinations of the above functions. In this study, a major component is considered with turning, facing, grooving, threading, boring and drilling operations. Non-Value added activities not only the processes but also the unnecessary hand-offs of the operators which will increase the time to produce a component. The various operations performed on the component will be reduced to reduce the time required to produce the component. Now-a-days customers are asking for short span delivery time to satisfy their needs with good quality products which will be helpful for the organization keeping the old customers and increasing the new customers number. Cycle time of this component can be reduced by varying speed, feed and depth of cut. The objective of the study is obtained by changing the process/production type, pre machining the components and also by implementing new tool called form tool.
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K. Saran Kumar Reddy, T. Panneer Selvam and R. Venkatraman, 2012. Cycle Time Reduction for Bearing House Assembly. Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 992-998.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.992.998






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