Productive Maintenance


Research a company who experienced equipment losses and how the company recovered? Where there any problems suggested as listed below with the employers?

Examples of Calculating Equipment Effectiveness

GM vendor which produces steering wheel control buttons uses polyethylene resin. The vendor operated an injection molding machine on a schedule of 3x 8-hour shifts, 5 days per week.  There is 20 min. for lunch and 2x 10min breaks per shift.  Total downtime losses is 4,422 min. per week, leaving for actual time of 2,178 min./33%. During the 2,178 min. the equipment produced 14,986 pieces.

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