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The Machine Cycle

In many modern manufacturing improvement systems the Machine Cycle Chart is a key ingredient in helping the operation understand how equipment works.  The idea is this: every machine or process runs in some sort of cycle.  In some equipment this … Continue reading

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Trap Time to Optimze Speed

One simple programming technique I like to use in PLC logic is what I call the “trap timer.”  Maybe there’s a better name, but I’ve often written code for various reasons to “trap” issues- saving a key piece of information … Continue reading

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