Analysis and Implementation of TPM in Plastic Industry


  • Tauseef Aized Mechanical Engineering Department; UET, Lahore


The key point in this paper is to analysis and to develop an effective TPM model to advance the maintenance system in a Plastic manufacturing industry. The researchers set target to evaluate the existing maintenance system of the plant, to calculate overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Continuous compression molding (CCM) plants faces the problems of machine breakdown and solid waste of materials during production process of closure. A method to resolve all these issues is to introduce of Eight pillar strategy (EPS), one of these is Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) strategy to minimize the machine breakdown, reduce the solid waste of material and enhance equipment efficiency. (A) for Availability, (PE) for performance efficiency, (QR) for quality rate were determined by evaluating equipment effectiveness through (OEE) Overall Equipment Effectiveness[1]. In this study, Continuous Compression Molding machine was considered as a case study for the analysis of Total productive Maintenance. Availability increase as breakdown reduces, PE performance efficiency and QR quality rate were found before implementing EPS to CCM machine as clearly determine in paper


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