A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System by Shigeo Shingo, Andrew P. Dillon

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By Shigeo Shingo, Andrew P. Dillon

Written via the commercial engineer who constructed SMED (single-minute alternate of die) for Toyota, A Revolution in production offers a whole assessment of this robust simply in time construction device. It bargains the main whole and precise directions on hand at any place for reworking a producing surroundings in ways in which will accelerate creation and make small lot inventories possible. the writer delves into either the speculation and perform of the SMED process, explaining basics in addition to strategies for making use of SMED. The seriously acclaimed textual content is supported with enormous quantities of illustrations and pictures, in addition to twelve chapter-length case experiences.

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The use of a so-called check table is also very handy. A check table is a table on which drawings have been made of all the parts and tools required for a setup. The corresponding parts are simply placed over the appropriate drawings before the internal setup is begun. Since a single glance at the table will tell the operator whether any parts are missing, this is an extremely effective visual control technique. The only limitation on the usefulness of the check table is that it cannot be Techniques for App lying SMED 37 used to verify the operating conditions themselves.

On the third day, there was a die change on the 800-ton press. Workers removed the old die and then started rushing about all over die place. I asked the operator what was going on. He replied, "One of die mounting bolts for the new die is missing. " "When you find it," I said, "you'll come back to the die, won't you? " "All right," he replied. " • I sat down by the machine and waited. After more than an hour, the operator rushed back, drenched with sweat and brandishing a bolt in his right hand.

Is welded to the start of A2 weld A, A2 FIGURE 4 - 2 . Continuous Materials M e t h o d at the end of one lot, A x , to the next spool, A 2 . Thus, a new spool would automatically begin when the end of die old spool was reached. When the spring stock is narrow and thin, long lengths can be wound onto wide spools, since kinks will not occur even when up to ten bands of stock are welded together. A Temporary Spring Stock Holder In this example of a progressive type press, a forklift brought each roll of spring stock and positioned it when the end of the previous roll was reached.

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