SMED: Single Minute Exchange of Die Training program

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Interest, objective:

Reduce time between shifts on a "pilot" production chain / machine and thereby do the same to the other machines.

This training answers the following questions:

- How to reduce stock in production?
- How to avoid bottlenecks?
- How to involve the operators and train them to change shift quickly?
- What investment in the machine will produce the best effect?

Target businesses and sectors:

Anyone in production

Results:

- Substantial reduction in starting up and stopping machinery,
- Modificiation of the machines, the associated parts and of the operational methods.

Recent examples:

- halving time on a press in 7 months
- Changeover time reduced in one year from 5hr to 2hr30 for an automated high speed machine cell (HSM) in the aeronautic sector

Running information:

The method is acommpanied with technical expertise in the machine: expertise in:
- Mechanics: (High Speed Machine) HSM SMW Autoblok et TN Nodier, hydraulic presses (packaging),
- Plastics: injection presses
- Printing: Guk pocket folders, H&H (Herzog), Horizon, Pitney Bowes, Bobst, saddlestitchers, rotary presses Müller Martini, Miyakoshi, Sanden, KBA and flat presses Heidelberg and Roland, Goebel ,
- Card personalisation & processsing : Datacard, Kuennecke
- Paper production: cutters, MAP
- Meaning of the abbreviation SMED: "Single Minute Exchange Die"

Quick set up with weekly assistance throughout the project