idle time


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idle time

[′īd·əl ‚tīm]
(computer science)
The time during which a piece of hardware in good operating condition is unused.
(industrial engineering)
A period of time during a regular work cycle when a worker is not active because of waiting for materials or instruction. Also known as waiting time.

idle time

The duration of time a device is in an idle state, which means that it is operational, but not being used.
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This enables the sequential charging of two batteries with one charger, increasing charger utilization and decreasing idle time for significant cost savings.
Captured data utilized by ZFuel includes engine idle time, speed, and what gear the truck is in.
The main objective of the proposed work is to achieve full utilization of the VM by considering idle time. The flow chart of proposed VM directories to execute the task in idle VM is shown in Fig.
Listed with the FDA as a Class I medical device for general clinical use, the Thermo Scientific Prelude LX-4 MD HPLC quadruples the productivity of a single-channel HPLC using four parallel channels that deliver up to four separations in a single instrument, streamlining LCMS workflows and reducing mass spectrometer idle time. The four channels can run identical or different LCMS assays simultaneously, which provides flexibility for varying clinical separations and maximizes mass spectrometer utilization.
It's not atypical for wheel loaders on an aggregate site to have a 50 percent idle time. The operators often let the machines run while waiting for work or while eating lunch and taking short breaks.
To reduce worker idle time and maximize throughput, Race Track zoneless pick-to-light aggregates and processes the real-time data generated across a warehouse using advanced system-directed algorithms.
Workpiece changing time has also been shortened by use of a high-speed loader, reducing idle time to 2 seconds, less than half the idle time with current models.
This variation is linked with the idle time presented in figure 2 (a) and the speed illustrated in figure 3 (b), because the taxi is not covering any distance when its speed is almost zero (eg.
Electric boom and stick regeneration valves capture and recycle energy, and an engine idle shutdown setting turns the engine off after a specified amount of idle time. Additionally, the operator can reduce engine speed to idle with the touch of a button to help save fuel, plus an economy power mode helps the operator manage and conserve fuel.
Managers can track vehicle speed across jobs and days, measure work time versus idle time, monitor driver pattern, and record mileage by state.
Reportedly, this system is designed to maximise container fleet utilisation and minimise idle time by providing visibility of loading/unloading events and generating real-time data on load status throughout the shipment cycle.
The system can also be equipped with DockMonitor software to capture operational data such as loading time, number of operations, idle time and available time.