Reducing changeover times is a great way to get more out of your process without adding new equipment. Learn about how SMED can help from the articles linked below.
SMED, also called quick changeover, is the term used to represent the Single Minute Exchange of Die or setup time that can be counted in a single digit of minutes. SMED is often used interchangeably with “quick changeover.”
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Changeover times can typically be reduced to less than 10 minutes (i.e., single-digit minutes). Analyze each element of the changeover to see if it can be separated (moved external to the changeover), converted (modified to be external), or streamlined.
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