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2. Why is the Ideal Cycle Time (or ‘Standard Cycle Time’) so important?

The Ideal Cycle Time, also called the

  • Standard or
  • Standard Cycle Time or
  • Maximum Speed,

is the theoretical maximum speed of a specific product on a machine.

The Ideal Cycle Time, is used to calulate the Performance Rate of a machine.

Theoretical Maximum has to be taken seriously:It means thisproduct can NEVER be made faster on this equipment. (Unless the equipment or the product is being modified)

See: Speed definitions in OEE

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