Also called a working cycle or simply cycle: is the time in which a unit of measure is completed in each case, so that the flow system produces the target quantity.
The "cycle time" describes the time required to complete a full cycle or a recurring sequence of events, actions or processes (seconds, minutes or hours). It is recorded in different contexts:
In the manufacturing industry, for example, it refers to the time required to complete a single production cycle. This can include the time from order placement to production and delivery of the finished product. In the context of automated systems and robotics, cycle time refers to the time it takes a robot or automated unit to complete a specific task and return to its starting position. This is important to evaluate the efficiency of production lines or automated processes.