cycle time


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cycle time

[′sī·kəl ‚tīm]
(computer science)
The shortest time elapsed between one store (or fetch) and the next store (or fetch) in the same memory unit. Also known as memory cycle.
(petroleum engineering)
In a drilling operation, the time needed for the pump to move the drilling fluid in a bore hole.
(science and technology)
The time required to carry out a sequence of activities repeated in each performance of an operation.

cycle time

The time interval between the start of one cycle and the start of the next cycle.
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At its simplest, cycle time refers to the duration of an organizational process.
On sophisticated solder paste printing equipment, there is two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) post print inspection, stencil wiping and stencil vacuum cleaning, automatic board support placement systems, board-to-stencil alignment systems, and other options that reduce process defects and cycle time.
In this example, management gives cycle time and quality each a rating of .
These solutions reduce the cycle time from idea to new product or service, reduce the risk associated with innovation and maximize return on investment.
RXplastics series robots feature small footprints, minimal setting times that reduce overall cycle time, SPI equipped and fully integrated for direct communication with molding machine, high-speed movement that minimizes cycle and die interrupt times, pre-wiring for immediate connection, and intuitive V-CellPlastics software.
With the shorter cycle times associated with the new generation of TPUs, multi-component molding can be much more efficient than with traditional soil TPUs and greater overall durability can be attained versus many other elastomers.
Similarly, HTM has in effect cut cycle times in half in the casting of the transmission's servo body by employing a two-cavity die that makes two parts in one shot.
Under-sized generators lead to excessive catalyst or co-reactant usage and extended cycle times.
Such a part is hard to mold with gas because there are sink problems that generate a reject rate of 10% to 20% and a cycle time of 2 min with a 60- to 80-sec hold time," Goralski says.
This prompted the foundry to search for a core machine that could sufficiently decrease the cycle time on its jobs and turn out a higher number of cores, with no compromise in quality.
Reduces Cycle Time and Significantly Increases Sample Throughput
Cycle time can be reduced by at least 2 sec, thanks to a safety gate with adjustable stroke that minimizes the gate travel distance on each cycle.