What is Ideal Run Rate?

Ideal Run Rate refers to the theoretical maximum rate of production and is used to calculate Performance in OEE. The inverse value of it is Ideal Cycle Time.

Ideal Run Rate (IRR) is a metric that represents the maximum rate at which a manufacturing process or machine can run, assuming optimal conditions without any downtime or stoppages. It is based on the theoretical maximum output of the process or machine and is often used as a benchmark to measure actual performance.

IRR is calculated by dividing the theoretical maximum output by the total time available for production. For example, if a machine can produce 100 units per hour and there are 8 hours of available production time, the IRR would be 800 units (100 x 8).

By comparing actual production rates to the IRR, manufacturers can identify areas where they need to improve efficiency and reduce downtime to increase productivity. However, it is important to note that achieving the IRR is not always possible due to factors such as machine maintenance, changeovers, and operator performance.


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