setup time


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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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LSP setup times. Method NET1 NET2 Average Maximum Average Maximum setup time setup time setup time setup time IFOB 8.02 ms 14.10 ms 8.26 ms 16.82 ms OF 10.60 ms 18.30 ms 14.28 ms 29.92 ms Hybrid, 8.54 ms 13.60 ms 9.02 ms 17.50 ms [k.sub.T=4] TABLE II.
"The service will allow customers to enjoy High Definition (HD) Voice calls with call setup times of less than a second and pave the way to advanced and interoperable services that facilitate multimedia communication and collaboration at the same time as the voice call is being made.
We estimate models that control for product-specific fixed effects that express setup time and run time as a function of changes in production technology.
The time spent in setup is called setup time. In [5] the authors consider server farms with a setup cost.
The state-of-the-art research works on parallel machines scheduling problems with setup time, could be found [4,5].
The parts are cut directly from the plate with a single tool to reduce setup time and material usage.
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.
Packaged with the machine, these onboard ramps reduce setup time for owners by up to an hour.
In addition, the measurement origin can be preset to any value within the display range to reduce setup time and improve repeatability.
"The repeatability, reduced setup time, the ability of the machine to run in pendulum process and the parametric capability of software are solid reasons for the use of CNC machining centers for customized processing," said one equipment manufacturer.
HammerHead HydroGuide winches are designed to maximize efficiency by minimizing setup time. The winches are proven to withstand the high stresses of a pneumatic pipe bursting job and generate constant tension over the entire pull length while the line speed adjusts to the bursting speed automatically.