setup time

setup time

[′sed‚əp ‚tīm]
(computer science)
The time before, after, and between computer machine runs, in which manual tasks are carried out, such as changing tape reels or transporting tapes, cards, or supplies to and from the computer equipment, to prepare for a new run.
(control systems)
The total time needed to prepare a robot to carry out a task, including the time required to obtain the proper tools or end effectors and any work pieces.
(industrial engineering)
In manufacturing operations, the time needed to perform tasks involved in starting up an operation. Also known as start-up time.
(materials)
The time required for a cement or a gelatin to harden.
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Two years ago, Orbit One decided to redesign its SMD line in Ronneby, Sweden, with the goal to decrease machines' setup time or to increase uptime and shorten lead times.
This compact and powerful winch is designed to maximize efficiency and minimize setup time and effort for infrastructure renewal and duct pulling projects.
Use cross-training extensively among employees to facilitate collaboration on ideas for reducing setup time.
Some capabilities of the MEC program include determining the effect of machine price on machining cost, the effect of setup time on production time, and the effect of machine configuration on machining cost.
To put it another way, let's say for argument's sake that Press A has an average setup time of 50 minutes per job and Press B has an average setup time of 120 minutes.
All print heads can be put into final register with no more than two revolutions of the central drum, reducing setup time.
These savings come from reduced labor when working with the meter and correctors, reduced meter prover and corrector setup time, and reduced prover run time when testing the meter and corrector.
Setup time varies depending on terrain, weather and resulting ground conditions, but normally the entire system can be setup or torn down in one day or less by an experienced crew.
The machine also includes a cylinder locking system that reduces total setup time to less than one minute, according to the company.
Express Setup Wizard - Minimizes initial setup time by providing step- by-step instructions to quickly and easily configure the system.
Setup activity consists of internal setup time (incurred while the resource is shut down) and external setup time (incurred while the resource is operating).