Productivity Improvement of Assembly Line of Cotton Ginning Machines
Ashok G. Matani
Ashok G. Matani, Professor -Mechanical Engineering Department, Government College of Engineering, Amravati- [M.S.] India.
Manuscript received on July 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 05, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 63-68 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: E7451068519/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E7451.088619
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Abstract: Problem-solving and ongoing procedure enhancements are key elements to obtaining quality improvement in business operations. Many process and machine improvement strategies have been suggested and implemented in organizations, where define, measure, analysis, improve and control is mostly applied. Here we aimed at improving the machine productivity of assembly line in a cotton ginning assembly line in an Industry. The tool which is used to improve the productivity of assembly line are time study and method study. Based on this, the study provides data of time required for each assembly processes, sequence of each operations and flow of the product in assembly line. The present study has been done at an industry, a leading manufacturer of cotton ginning machine. The aim of the study is to identify the various problems on the assembly line which causes unnecessary delay in the operations. The problem is found in the assembly line and is solved by work study techniques and it is found that cycle time of bottle neck operation was reduced by 40.08 % per trolley.
Keywords: Bottlenecks in the assembly line, side frame, crossbars and rails, imbalances at workstations, seed guard jumbo fitting.