In the frame of absolute reliability, in Japan a new criterion of maintenance, namely the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), has been developed; the TPM is one of the methodologies falling in the Auto-quality field. This paper refers to the application of TPM to a company leader in the production of automotive components. An adequate maintenance system is planned and implemented, adapting the TPM to solve problems linked to breakdowns, micro-stops, efficiency reductions, etc... In particular, the TPM has been applied to an injection moulding machine, a press with a clamping force of 1.300 tons. The maintenance activities have been divided in three different levels. The developed work has allowed to create an effective maintenance tool that can be applied to other machines. The realized maintenance system has allowed to achieve the prefixed object, first of all “zero breakdowns” and “zero defects”; however this work must be considered as a starting point, because the TPM needs of a continuous and constant action of control during all the life of a system.

TPM Application to a Company of Automative Components

FALCONE, Domenico;SILVESTRI, Alessandro
2009

Abstract

In the frame of absolute reliability, in Japan a new criterion of maintenance, namely the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), has been developed; the TPM is one of the methodologies falling in the Auto-quality field. This paper refers to the application of TPM to a company leader in the production of automotive components. An adequate maintenance system is planned and implemented, adapting the TPM to solve problems linked to breakdowns, micro-stops, efficiency reductions, etc... In particular, the TPM has been applied to an injection moulding machine, a press with a clamping force of 1.300 tons. The maintenance activities have been divided in three different levels. The developed work has allowed to create an effective maintenance tool that can be applied to other machines. The realized maintenance system has allowed to achieve the prefixed object, first of all “zero breakdowns” and “zero defects”; however this work must be considered as a starting point, because the TPM needs of a continuous and constant action of control during all the life of a system.
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