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TPM implementation

Guest user Created:   Apr 06, 2020 Last commented:   Apr 06, 2020

TPM implementation

I'm in the production process and I belong to the plant engineering and maintenance, and I'd like to know more about the TPM implementation, the kit mention in the document code 16 Procedure for Equipment Maintenance and Measuring Equipment, but I don't know if you have more information about how TPM should be implemented.

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Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.


Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

Fırat İnceli Apr 06, 2020

Our Toolkit documents do not contain details about the TPM application. But according to my knowledge and experience, I can provide some details about TPM activities.

There are 16 types of loss in GEMBA (production area). These losses are:

  • Machine failure
  • Set up and adjusting
  • Tool change
  • Start-up
  • Minor stoppage
  • Speed
  • Defect and rework
  • Shutdown
  • Management
  • Motion
  • Line organization
  • Logistic
  • Adjustments
  • Loss of energy
  • Die and tool
  • Yield
  • You can make improvements for these losses by creating 8 pillars from the organization.The eight pillars of TPM are mostly focused on proactive and preventative techniques for improving equipment reliability.

    These pillars and duties are: 

  • Autonomous Maintenance: Places responsibility for routine maintenance, such as cleaning, lubricating, and inspection, in the hands of operators.

  • Planned Maintenance: Schedules maintenance tasks based on predicted and/or measured failure rates.Quality Maintenance: Design error detection and prevention into production processes. Apply Root Cause Analysis to eliminate recurring sources of quality defects.

  • Focused Improvement: Have small groups of employees work together proactively to achieve regular, incremental improvements in equipment operation.

  • Early Equipment Management: Directs practical knowledge and understanding of manufacturing equipment gained through TPM towards improving the design of new equipment.

  • Training and Education: Fill in knowledge gaps necessary to achieve TPM goals. Applies to operators, maintenance personnel and managers.

  • Safety, Health, Environment: Maintain a safe and healthy working environment.

  • TPM in Administration: Apply TPM techniques to administrative functions.

  • My advice is instead of installing these 8 pillars at the same time; starting TPM studies with Autonomous Maintenance and Planned Maintenance activities and you choose pilot machines or lines. For more information, I recommend you review TPM books or get training on TPM.


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