Single Minute Exchange of Die
– Reducing set up times –
More differentiated customer needs, special models, variants and shorter life cycles of products require short reaction times, flexible manufacturing and low batch sizes. Consequently, for successful survival and growth in global competition every process in an enterprise must be performed “just-in-time
Making this happen requires product oriented layouts, balanced work contents and set-up times which are almost zero. Changeover times of less than 10 minutes are therefore our first objective for better and faster manufacturing processes.