MTM-2 ®

MTM-2: A second-level MTM system, in which the basic motion elements are combined into motion aggregates in order to reduce the analyst’s time to apply the technique. It was constructed through use of statistical analysis of basic MTM-1 motion patterns.

MTM-2 consists of 11 motions and motion aggregates, called motion categories.  The 2 most important MTM-2 categories are Get, which combines Reach, Grasp, and Release; Put, which combines Move and Position.

MTM-2 is suited to operations that are not highly repetitive and the cycle times are greater than 1 min.  The analyst time required to apply MTM-2 is about 100 times the task cycle time. This system is best-suited for use in environments which exhibit the characteristics of batch production.


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