Lean Thinking for Manufacturing and Automation

Number of Videos in Series: 7 Number of Credits that can be earned: 1 Price of Series: $29.99
  • Lean Thinking for Manufacturing and Automation

    Lean manufacturing thinking can be applied to automation. This introduction covers basic lean manufacturing terms and explains the rest of the video series: How the control loop serves as a starting...

  • Start with the Control Loop: Essence of Lean Automation

    Automation trainer Doug Bell, Interconnecting Automation, continues the video series with Richard Harwell, Advanced Solutions Manager, Eaton Corp. They cover how lean thinking can and should extend...

  • Lean Automation: Integrated Hardware

    Control can occur in many devices in many locations: Desktop computers, industrial PCs, loop controllers, programmable logic controllers, programmable automation controllers, operator interfaces,...

  • Lean Automation: Simpler Wiring

    Traditional hard-wiring adds complexity and waste. Lean thinking applied to automation uses networking to reduce wiring. Lean advantages include less wasted movement in building the control panel and...

  • Lean Automation: IEC 61131 Standard Programming

    Traditionally, the value of control programming varied with a programmer’s skill. IEC 61131-3 standard control programming languages provide structure and reduce waste. Rules for each allow greater...

  • Lean Automation: CoDeSys demo

    Standards promote lean. Some software can add complexity by limiting interchangeability, make it more challenging to work across controllers, and file storage format differences can create...

  • Key points: Lean Thinking for Manufacturing and Automation

    This series of videos has covered basic lean manufacturing terms, showed how lean manufacturing can be applied to automation, discusses the control loop as a starting point for lean automation...