On The Spot Precision Engineering.
This type of activity is necessitated by the fact that I work in a high volume high-speed product production environment. The absolute worst event, that can happen in this type of scenario are unplanned equipment outages. These breakdowns cause massive delays, and large amounts of revenue loss. Every machine has it's own particular set of quirks. Our operator maintainers who run these machines everyday get to know their assigned machine over time and learn through experience all the little tweaks and turns needed to keep a machine going at optimum speed. Sometimes the machine breaks down so bad or so frequently the operator just can't keep it going.
This is where I come into the picture with "On the Spot Engineering" Not only must I find the problem and fix it. I have to fix it now, and I have to fix it better than ever before so the same event never occurs again. This means going beyond replacing a bad machine part with a new one. This often entails inventing a new solution, designing it out, building it, then installing, testing, and accepting the new device, many times in just a matter of hours. I have done this thousands of times for all parts of a machine be it electrical or mechanical. I will start with one small example of a problem I solved on a bottle labeling machine starting with the photo you see above.