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Tackle process variation at source ...
Process variation is the enemy of competitiveness and profitability. It causes waste and inefficiency, leads to high quality costs and manning levels, and results in late deliveries and poor traceability.
The secret to consistent, automated, and productive machining is to understand where variation comes from and how to deal with it at source.
Renishaw's Productive Process Pyramid™ provides a framework within which to identify and control variation in your factory, backed by innovative technology, proven methods and expert support. Renishaw can help bring your goal of 'green button' or 'lights out' machining into reach.
... and reap the rewards
Find out more about the benefits of process control.
The Productive Process Pyramid™
The Productive Process Pyramid™ shows how layers of control can build upon one another to systematically remove variation from the machining process, increasing throughput, maximising conformance and eliminating human error.
The four layers
Explore the four layers to unlock the key to predictable, productive manufacturing.
The process foundation layer is about providing a stable environment in which the process is to be performed. This includes optimising and monitoring the performance of the machine itself.
These are preventative controls that reduce the number of sources of variation before machining starts.
The process setting layer deals with sources of variation such as the location of the part, the size of tools, and offsets on the machine which could otherwise cause non-conforming components.
These are predictive controls that are applied just before cutting starts.
The in-process control layer tackles sources of variation that are inherent to machining, such as tool wear and temperature variation, providing intelligent feedback to the process and decision-making as machining progresses.
These are active controls that are applied during metal cutting.
Finally, the post-process monitoring layer concerns checking the process and the finished part against their specifications, as well as logging process routes and outcomes.
These are informative controls applied after machining is complete.
Process control activities
Each layer of the Pyramid comprises a series of controls that together tackle all the sources of machining process variation.