These machines are expensive
to design and build and may not be capable of making any other products.
Therfore, for economic considerations, such machines must be operated
for considerable periods of time and to make products in very large
Size (total number of parts):
Low: 10,000 - 100,000
Just Right: 100,000 - 10,000,000
High: 10,000,000 - 100,000,000
Ideally, work stations
perform the operation(s) simultaneously on separate workpieces with
the number of parts equal to the number of stations. Each time the
machine cycles, a part is completed.
Rate: 11-100 parts per hour
Usual Setup Time:
Cost: Very High
Per Part Cost: