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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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While the operations area of an organization is generally a good candidate for cycle time reduction, if cycle times are to be continuously improved upon (i.
Next, each score is multiplied by its weighting factor to obtain the index value for each area: 2 for cycle time, 1.
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.
This maintenance reduces the gas cycle times, residual gas in the cores and, most importantly, residual gas odors in the core area.
The industry has the opportunity to take advantage of that reduced cycle time in various ways.
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.
The core machine has greatly exceeded the foundry's expectation of cutting cycle time in half, reducing times by 75-80%.
This latest innovation in gas chromatography enables laboratories to reduce analytical cycle times, improve sample throughput, and ultimately increase their return on investment.
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.
HDPE: In one trial, use of Cell-Span 610 in molding 2-lb, green-pigmented HDPE pails cut cycle time by 5 sec, a 25% reduction.