The Constant Number Method (or Fixed-Value Method) is a Poka Yoke technique making sure the operator

  • makes a certain number of movements and/or
  • uses a fixed number of parts at each step

Examples:

  • Dispensers feeding the prescribed amount of parts into a part bin such that each cycle results in an empty bin
  • Counters counting the number of operations or parts needed in that step and giving an alert if the actual number differs from the fixed reference amount

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Synonyms:
Fixed-Value Method