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Publication Citation: MTCONNECT-BASED KAIZEN FOR MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES

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Author(s): Byeong Eon Lee; John L. Michaloski; Frederick M. Proctor; Sid Venkatesh; Nils Bengtsson;
Title: MTCONNECT-BASED KAIZEN FOR MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES
Published: August 18, 2010
Abstract: Kaizen is a part of Lean Manufacturing that focuses on the concept of continuous improvement to reduce waste. For implementing Kaizen on the factory floor, comprehensive and efficient tools for data acquisition, process measurement and analysis are required. The MTConnect open specification provides for cost effective data acquisition on the manufacturing floor for machine tools and related devices. This paper will look at a Kaizen implementation on the shop floor level for continuous improvement using real-time MTConnect data. The Kaizen transformation of machine data into production knowledge was performed in order to understand energy consumption, asset operation and process performance. The paper takes a detailed examination of the machine tool energy management.
Proceedings: Proceedings of ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
Pages: 9 pp.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, -1
Dates: August 15-18, 2010
Keywords: MTConnect; device; machine tool; Kaizen; Lean Manufacturing; Computerized Numerical Control; open architecture
Research Areas: Systems Integration, Manufacturing
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