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Cycle time reduction in crankshaft pin grinding

Walsh, AP, Baliga, B and Hodgson, Peter 2002, Cycle time reduction in crankshaft pin grinding, Abrasives, no. Febraury/March, pp. 20-23.

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Title Cycle time reduction in crankshaft pin grinding
Author(s) Walsh, AP
Baliga, B
Hodgson, Peter
Journal name Abrasives
Issue number Febraury/March
Start page 20
End page 23
Total pages 4
Publisher Penton/IPC, Inc.
Publication date 2002-04-01
ISSN 0096-5995
Summary Crankshaft pin grinding was a bottleneck operation at an Australian automotive manufacturing company. A novel technique to reduce the cycle time and optimize the process was developed at the plant. A GCM (Grinding cycle Monitor) was used to optimize each crankshaft pin, and then the full cycle on each of the crankshaft pin grinding machines was optimized. The technique developed is suited for an Industrial environment and removes the expert skill usually required for optimizing the crankshaft pin grinding process. The optimized process resulted in a reduction in cycle time and grinding wheel consumption without any deterioration in the surface finish.
Language eng
HERDC Research category CN.1 Other journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30098447

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Collection: Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
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