machine capability

machine capability

[mə¦shēn ‚kā·pə′bil·əd·ē]
(industrial engineering)
A qualitative or quantitative statement of the performance potential of a specific item of power equipment.
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has announced the addition of a 16m machining center to enhance its large machine capability along with the opening of a new steel fabrication facility.
Rather, he explains, what they're hoping to come up with is a means by which when the machine control receives the program for a particular part it is able to make the determination of given the required outcome and the specific parameters (e.g., the tooling, machine capability, part to be produced), it could make a recommendation that there be a modification to the program (e.g., to back off on the federate) so as to get to the "sweet spot." Given that, Warndorf says, "It would increase the first-part-correct confidence level."
"Quick-attach systems are the perfect answer for jobs that call for machine capability and versatility," says Betsy Haskell of National Attachments, Gorham, Maine.
This gives the machine capability to grind all kinds of conductive metals with no burr, heat or distortion, and scrap is reduced due to precise electrolyte conductivity.
The Wizard analyzes "current machine capability," which is the ability of the machine to maintain each parameter monitored within a statistical deviation band above and below the mean.
The next benefit to be realized is the establishment of the machine capability. This is necessary information for both maintenance and production.
Hunkar calls this "current machine capability," or CMC.
These studies establish machine capability before making parts, rather than inferring it from SPC data on parts already made.
Among several new CIM products brought out by Mattec Corp., Loveland, Ohio, is a stand-alone SPC and process analyzer that provides all the information needed for machine capability studies or individual machine process documentation for ISO/QS 9000.
The palmtop can print out a performance certificate of machine capability.
Applying the machine capability yardstick is relatively simple.
Only 24% use SPC to evaluate machine capability, and only a third train their employees in SPC methods.