THE SMED SYSTEM – CASE STUDY IN THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

1 BALON Petr
Co-authors:
1 BUCHTOVÁ Jana
Institution:
1 VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU, petr.balon.st@vsb.cz, jana.buchtova@vsb.cz
Conference:
25th Anniversary International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 25th - 27th 2016
Proceedings:
Proceedings 25th Anniversary International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
1736-1741
ISBN:
978-80-87294-67-3
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
14th December 2016
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

The paper describes a case study of the application of SMED methodology in a chosen enterprise dealing with production of deep drawn steel parts for automotive industry. Acronym SMED stands for "Single Minute Exchange of Die". The main goal of SMED methodology is to reduce the time needed for tool exchange and adjustment. Radical shortening of these times, for instance from several hours to a few minutes, is achieved progressively by changes in the tool exchange organization, standardization of the tool exchange procedures, staff training, special aids and technical modifications of the tool or of the press machine. The aim is to move as many internal activities as possible into external. The internal activities are those that are done during machine shutdown, the external activities are done while the machine is running. The goal of the paper is case study of SMED system application in the case of the chosen product series running on a specific machine. It means an introduction of concrete steps taken to reduce the time required for tools changeover and setting.

Keywords: Deep drawn stamping, SMED methodology, external activities, internal activities, changeover.

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