Tuesday, February 22, 2022

10 Cycle Check Methodology | QSQTECH.COM


10 Cycle operator observance is a new methodology came in industrial revolution to check the operator/inspector's working skill at their work place. Working skill means that awareness of system and defined procedure and work instructions. It has become the customer's requirement that there should be 10 cycle check audit done in an organization. This is done by observing the operator for 10 consecutive cycles of its assigned sequence.
This methodology should be impliment so that customer doesn't get any NC, during 10 cycle check audits. Due to this, you also know that how much doing work effectively by an operator/inspector. This process can be more helpful in your zero defect goal journey. 

10 Cycle check methodology


In this, A CFT team of 3 to 4 people are formed which can include the top-level employees of any department which can also have supervisors or engineers. 
This is similar to PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) methodology. Do you understand about PDCA?
To know about PDCA cycle, visit our facebook page. From here you will get more information about quality concept. 
Now, what does that team do? 

Plan activity starts, The team has to prepare the plan for done this methodology and carryout the observance activity. If finding faults or failure, then needs to analysis the reason for operator's failure and after that implement solution or take countermeasures.

The team Do checks and observes the operator's working skills by going to any department, such as going to near an operator at work place in manufacturing or going to near an inspector at his work place where the inspection process is running or near other any employee of any department who is in working condition at the work place. It consists of four sections in their audit criteria, in which one is general section and other three sections are divided into three categories A, B, C. In general section, some basic questions are asked to operator/inspector. After that 10 cycle check procedure start. Before start 10 cycle check, 

In General section: The examiner is asking some basic 4 questions related to SOP:

  • Is SOP available? 
  • Do you understand SOP? 
  • Are you adhering SOP? 
  • Do you know operation cycle time? 

In Section-A
  • Is process started after job set up approval? 
  • Is machine check sheet fill? 
  • Is 1'S and 2'S maintained?
  • Is defective part identified?
  • Is PPE used? 

In Section-B: In this section, examiner stands near operator/inspector to check or examine his work that operator/inspector should follow the SOP instructions sequence wise as per cycle time and after that confirm to operator/inspector before 10 cycle check. 

In Section-C: Now, the team starts 10 cycle check Act. Examiners does cross inspection of minimum 5 parts from the checked lot. In this evaluate the operator/inspector for up to 10 parts is necessary to complete the 10 cycle check process. Operator/inspector works keeping cycle time in mind. It is very important that operator/inspector qualified the 10 cycle check examination with 100% efficiency, he will pass otherwise he will fail. 


It means Standard Operating Procedure
Documents with instructions to work that we follows while working so that our work can be completed well. It provides the information to perform a job properly. SOP is a set of written instructions that document a routine repetitive activity which is followed by an employee in an organization. 

Standard operating procedure

Needs of SOP :

  • SOP's detail is the regular recurring work process. 
  • It is the way to know that how to perform the activity. 

Benefits of SOP : 

  • To provide people with all safety, health, environmental & operational information that is necessary to perform a job properly. 
  • To ensure that no any failure occurs in the manufacturing & other processes that would harm anyone. 

We hope you will understand this topic.

Thank you.

Some important question that you should read to improve skill:- 

Clamping force | How to calculate the clamping force in injection molding machine | Qsqtech.com

 CLAMPING FORCE:  Clamping force is an engineering term used in mechanical and manufacturing processes. The meaning of clamping force is to ...