When using this functionality, it is important to note how the system selects which cycle time to apply based on the number of operators checked in to the line or cell.
The order the system searches for cycle times is as follows:
- The exact number of users
- The next lowest number of users
- The default cycle time
- The next highest number of users
For example: if you have cycle times established for 3 and 5 users, and 4 users check in, it will use the cycle time for 3.
If 2 operators check in, it will use the cycle time for 3 users if there is no default cycle time.
When a pitch has a fractional operator count, the greatest operator count value that is smaller than the actual operator count is used for calculating OEE.
For example: there are 3.5 users during a pitch, it will use the cycle time for 3 in the prior example.