Operators need to get familiar with their machines and know the physical limitations of these machines.
Priority is given to good training and regular updating of knowledge and skills for proper and optimal use of machines.
They realize that their goal is not only to make good parts, but also to keep setup time to a minimum. Their quest is to produce the most accurate parts in the shortest possible time because setting time is not produced.
They refer to the relationship between setup time and the number of parts so that they can include setup time in part production time.
They evaluate the tonnage required to form the part before making the first bending. But not to forget that the tonnage limit can not be exceeded during bending in the air.
They know all the requirements for the maintenance of the machine. Even if the maintenance of the machine is not their responsibility, they should at least be familiar with the procedures.
It is impossible to make good parts with bad tools, so operators must be aware of all available tools, their primary responsibility being to make sure that the tools are always within the manufacturer’s specifications and if they are not, the tooling should be return for repair or replacement