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Typical SMED Results

Examples From Many Industries 

Setup reduction (SMED) techniques apply across many industries and process technologies. The list below shows some examples. Many of these examples were taken from our own clients' experience. Others are documented in the literature on Lean Manufacturing.

Industry Equipment Before After %
Assembly Adhesive Applicator 12:09:00 0:21:00 97%
Air Cleaner Assembly 2:00:00 0:00:00 100%
Brake Mfg Briquette Press 1:05:00 0:12:00 82%
Drill Machine 0:35:00 0:05:00 86%
Segment Drill 12:00:00 1:12:00 90%
Cosmetics  Capper Machine 0:09:36  0:03:21  65% 
Electronics PCB Insertion-ICs 0:13:30 0:05:56 56%
PCB Insertion-Axial 0:05:18 0:04:18 19%
PCB Insertion-Radial 0:54:12 0:05:06 91%
Foundry Molding Machine 0:10:00 0:06:12 38%
Metal Cutting Casting Drill 1:00:00 0:09:00 85%
CNC MILLING 2:00:00 0:00:00 100%
FADAL HMC 1:45:00 0:15:20 85%
Industry Equipment Before After %
Metal Fab 40 Ton Press 0:48:00 0:04:00 92%
750 Ton Hyd Press 2:10:00 0:42:00 68%
800 Ton Press 6:00:00 0:10:00 97%
Aluminum Extruder 1:09:00 0:02:12 97%
Brake Press 0:37:00 0:04:00 89%
Draw Press 1:30:00 1:00:00 33%
Edge Trim Press 0:24:00 0:04:00 83%
Pilot Change- Press 0:07:00 0:00:15 96%
Packaging Flex Packaging Line 3:00:00 0:10:00 94%
Paper Sheeting 0:03:00 0:00:36 80%
Pharmaceutical Centrifuge 0:12:00 0:02:12 82%
Plastics 250T Injection Mold 1:06:00 0:09:12 86%
Injection Molder 2:30:00 0:06:00 96%
Injection Molder 2:00:00 0:03:00 98%
Printing Kidder 6-Clr Web 4:20:00 1:10:00 73%
Press Make Ready 9:30:00 4:20:00 54%
Wood Router 0:09:00 0:01:18 86%
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