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It's All in the Robot's Timing

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GlennA
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Re: A silly millisecond slower
GlennA   10/11/2013 9:11:24 PM
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Rob Spiegel;  I really don't think any time was lost.  The robot usually got back to the Cycle Start position at least a couple of seconds before the line was ready for the next floor pan.  So instead of waiting for 2 seconds, it may only wait for 1.7 seconds.  The robot with the hot servo motors also was usually back at the Cycle Start position a couple of seconds before the line indexing.  The issue there was to let the brakes hold the robot position after the robot was idle for 5 minutes, instead of keeping the servo motors on even if the robot is idle for several hours.

GTOlover
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Re: A silly millisecond slower
GTOlover   10/11/2013 1:36:33 PM
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Know what is even funnier Rob, look at the location and the project. I doubt a few milliseconds mattered compared to other time issues at this plant (if union know what I mean).

Rob Spiegel
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A silly millisecond slower
Rob Spiegel   10/11/2013 10:54:07 AM
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This is funny, Glenn. A fraction of a second is lost by the improvement. Gees, over a month, the cumulative loss is probably half a minute.

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