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Optymisation of equipment setup processes in enterprises

K. Grzybowska ; Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Engineering Management, Poznan, Poland
B. Gajdzik ; The Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Katowice, Poland

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Fast equipment setup in a machine on production line is the key precondition to increase the fl exibility of the production. Methodology of SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) is an example which allows reducing the time of setup practically to the minimum. The article presents the theoretical bases and required rules as well as case study conducted in one of chosen enterprises. This paper also answers the question if SMED methodology is applicable in metallurgical sector, presenting the example of shortening the time between the production of various metallurgical products manufactured in the machine for continuous casting of steel (COS in Polish).


metallurgy; steel; SMED methodology; changeover; internal-external set-up

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