Design FMEA (dFMEA) and Process FMEA (pFMEA)
dFMEA- Predictive/Preventive Step: design phase and focuses on our subsystems (ie. drive train, wiring, pneumatics, programming, etc). Focused on predicting and eliminating or mitigating potential failures.
pFMEA- Analytical/Reactive step. Defined for us as the robot process as a whole (including the robot subsystems identified in dFMEA), but also all supporting process roles (i.e. set up, tools, corrective actions, pit crew, drivers, strategy, etc). This tends to be more corrective and focused on eliminating repeat failures with setting or recognizing controls as well as future improvements.
Why do we do FMEA's?
- Identify and minimize our weaknesses
- Preventive versus reactive
- Noticeable reduction in repeat errors
- Metrics and acknowledgment of achievements/improvements
- Increased communication within pit, across teams and across levels
- Plan for continuous improvement built in
- Increased training with increased confidence for new team members and other members when moving into new roles
- 5S-minimize parts and tools for informal tournaments and confidence in knowing we have what we need
Interested in more details? Click this link to see our FMEA presentation.
How could this help me?
A Pit Checklist is a resource used to make teams problem solving skills in the pit improve dramatically. This also helps make the Pit crew make less mistakes improving your teams performance on the field. We recommend that all teams use this in there pits. Please make a copy of this document before you download or open it in sheets
This is a stripped down version of our FMEA. This is simple enough for all teams to use and succeed with. Please make a copy of this document before you download or open it in sheets.
C.I.S. Full FMEA
This is a copy of our full FMEA as it is right now. This is built towards teams who have used and succeeded with the template and the Pit checklist. Please make a copy of this document before you download or open it in sheets.