A man-machine chart graphically represents the relationship between
the manual work performed by one or more operators and one or more
machines involved in a manufacturing process.
different work steps required in a production process to load,
operate and unload machines in conjunction with the process times of
the machines themselves the man-machine chart is used to determine
the highest production level that can be achieved given the
resources available. This process usually involves performing as
much manual work as possible internal to the machine cycles i.e.
when the machine is running so that when a the machine cycle is
complete the production generating machine cycle can be restarted
again with as little downtime as possible.
Timer Pro’s work
balancing features allow you to quickly develop man-machine charts
from any process as shown in the sample below:
The data in the
chart can also be presented in Excel where you can instantly see the
manual work performed simultaneous to the machine cycle times (shown
on the chart in blue).