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ISSN Print: 2229-5518 12    
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Productivity Improvement on a CNC Lathe by Automatic Loading and Unloading of Throttle Valve Component
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Rohan Kulkarni, S. Shivakumar and Roopa K rao
Industrial Automation, Cycle time, productivity, efficiency, cost reduction, pneumatics automation, loading and unloading methods
Industrial Automation is a broad field among other engineering disciplines. The major activities of Automation stem from manufacturing industries and include cycle time improvement, productivity improvement, cost reduction, efficiency improvement, materials handling, analyze and improve the work methods, to eliminate waste and proper allocation and utilization of resources. Automation in a manufacturing shop is one of the most chal-lenging tasks, as it has an impact of many interrelated variables and parameters. A detailed study by large data acquisition and analysis is essential for understanding the trends in productivity improvement. Productivity improvement is achieved through analyzing the current method by eliminating unnecessary movements, reducing cycle time and providing appropriate solutions to various problems during the machining of components to improve productivity. The project titled "Productivity Improvement on a CNC Lathe by Automatic Loading and Unloading of Throttle Valve Component" includes analysis and detailed study of manufacturing process including loading and unloading methods of components on a machine. This project involves the use of automation techniques namely pneumatics automation to increase the productivity and efficiency. Present work aims at improving the productivity of throttle valve components on a CNC turning centre. Here emphasis is placed upon improving the existing time consuming methods. An effort is made to bring down the total cycle time.
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