Quality Control is Everything
Overall equipment effectiveness
Kruse Controls has expanded its KrusePlant-Info to include the increasingly popular OEE (overall equipment effectiveness), which gives a real-time and historic view of complete plant throughput with quality. OEE is a hierarchy of metrics that focus on how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized. It quantifies how well a manufacturing unit performs relative to its designed capacity during the periods it is scheduled to run. Three metrics make up OEE — Availability, which accounts for downtime losses as a function of the total planned operating time; Performance, which captures speed and micro-stop losses; and Quality, which quantifies the losses from quality rejects.
Extracts samples from moving conveyor belts
McLanahan says its HSS Quarry-Duty Cross Belt Sweep Sampler is designed to extract samples ranging in size from 12 inches down to 200 mesh particles from moving conveyor belts. The sampler incorporates a belt contouring system known as an HSS Cut Zone System, which consists of one multi-segment impact cradle with height adjustment for direct support beneath the sample cutter and two multi-segment roller cradles with height adjustment positioned directly outside the inbound and outbound sides of the sampler housing. This belt contouring system is said to provide precision sampling by contouring the conveyor belt to the same radius as the sample cutter bucket. Each sampler is custom designed.
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