Lean leaders encounter two common issues in cycle time balancing efforts - stopwatches fail to work after a short period of time and cycle time observers have difficulty in converting MM:SS format to seconds for calculating cycle times for each cycle.
The answer is here - the hours only, minutes only, seconds only format decimal industrial quality stopwatch! This stopwatch displays in hours, minutes, or seconds eliminating the complexity and confusion of converting between hours, minutes, and seconds. This decimal stopwatch minutes only mode and a hours only mode is very useful in long takt time applications. The hours mode and minutes mode also works well for long changeover applications where the changeovers can take up to 24 hours. Use the seconds only mode (the mode in which is it shipped and pictured above) for shorter time observations. This works well for kaizen events too! The seconds only decimal mode has accuracy to 2 decimal places, the minutes only decimal mode - 3 decimal places, and the hours only decimal mode - 5 decimal places.