Philosophy

The Training Problem:

Millings Flats One week at the factory school followed by on-the-job training leaves most operators with a lack of understanding that leads to long setups, scrap, rework, tool damage, downtime and mystery crashes. The operator manuals provided with the machines are difficult to use, hard to understand and not designed as teaching tools. Through trial-and-error individuals have found techniques that have occasionally been successful and have memorized those methods. However, practice doesn't make perfect, it simply makes permanent. Operators get better at doing it "their way", not the best way.

When new trainees rely on these poorly trained individuals as teachers, the problems multiply. Now there is a better way of training with a better result. Hundreds of case studies prove MasterTask has the answer.

The MasterTask Solution:

Loading a Bar MasterTask set the standard in competency-based instruction during the last 40 years. Because the operation and adjustment of a machine tool requires a high degree of accuracy, we would recommend you consider using the MasterTask 100% approach. You will find that the course only covers knowledge and skills needed to perform the job, therefore, learning less than all of the information can be the source of unnecessary operator error.

The course material is organized in a logical progression. New trainees first acquire the skills of a machinery operator, then progress to become a set up person, and finally a set up programmer. Experienced operators can quickly overcome their inefficiencies and produce better quality, increased productivity and reduced operating costs.

Focused Instruction and Testing:

Removing Collet To make sure your trainees learn exactly what they need, you select the model of CNC Swiss lathes and bar loaders found in your shop when you register each trainee for the online course. The course includes common models of Citizen, Star, and Tsugami lathes as well as the bar loaders made by Citizen, Iemca, and LNS.

Other control models will be added to the course in the future.

Simulations:

Your operators will be tested with realistic simulations of the computer screens and control panels found on your equipment. They will learn their skills in simulation without tying up your machines, making teachers out of your best operators, or allowing costly mistakes that damage equipment and cause the loss of valuable production time.

Covering the Tasks:

Thread Turning While your trainees will learn the specifics of your machinery, this performance-based course also teaches them the skills of a machinist. All of the common operating and set up tasks are covered including topics like troubleshooting faulty part features, reducing cycle time and even basic tasks such as mounting and adjusting collets and guide bushings.

The Learning Sequence:

After viewing a module, the trainee will answer the questions in the Work Sheet for that Level. Answers to the Work Sheet questions are found in the printable Instructor's Guide or can be viewed online. Trainees can go between the Work Sheet and the Core and Specific sections of the module until they feel they have all the information. Then they can begin the Interactive Test. As indicated above, the test questions that will appear will be determined by the choices made by the instructor for the class.