The standards for estimating saw operations includes both the actual sawing operation and the setup of the jig, clamps, etc. The times below are in seconds. These process times may change based on the machine and if its a manual process, etc. In your software you should enter the different processes into the saw operation with the standards which you determine are correct for your business. ERP Software for the manufacturing business should be able to calculate the cycle times once you enter your standards into the system.
|Brush Chips Small||7|
|C Clamp Small||10|
|C Clamp Large||20|
|Small Unload/Load <12 Inches||5|
|Manual Feed Stock||10|
|Large Unload/Load >50 Inches||30|
The cycle time of cutting is more dynamic based on the material type and cut length. There are also automated saws which you program in the different cut lengths required and the automated system sets the gauge in order to optimize the material usage based on the requirements.
In order to calculate the cycle time based on material you would use a formula as shown below
(Material Type Feed Rate) * Number Of Inches Of Cutting.
If the material cut speed was 30 inches a minute and you were cutting 60 inches, the total time would be
(1/30)*60 which gives you 2 minutes of cycle time.