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Awards

TPM Excellence Awards

This is awarded by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) in recognition of total productive maintenance (TPM) papers related to plant maintenance systems, fundamental technology research, successful improvement initiatives, etc., which are deemed as innovative, effective and highly adaptable while contributing to the improvement of plant maintenance technology.
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2016 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
New Noise-Reduction Process Developed to Enable Local Production of Balancer Gears in Indonesia
Recipient(s)
Yasuhiro Shibata
Unit Engineering Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

2015 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Methods to improve gear accuracy utilizing experimental modal analysis in the transmission gear shaving processing phase
Recipient(s)
Yoshiteru Makise
Unit Engineering Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

2014 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Small Outboard Motors: Aluminum Parts Cost Cutting Initiatives - High Quality, Highly Efficient Cutting Processes Based on Theoretical Values -
Recipient(s)
Noriko Nakai
Manufacturing Technology Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

Yusuke Sakamoto
Manufacturing Division, Yamaha Kumamoto Products Co., Ltd.

2013 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Development of a TIGMIG hybrid welding process for aluminum chassis welding application
Recipient(s)
Hideaki Aso
Manufacturing Technology Division, Manufacturing Technology Section, Technology Center

2013 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Development of a two-boat stacked transport method to support the restoration of tsunami-afflicted areas with utility boats
Recipient(s)
Yoshitaka Nomura
Logistics & Security Trade Division, Manufacturing Planning Section, Manufacturing Center

2012 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Research for a dissimilar-material fastening method for joining titanium and stainless steel and its deployment in manufacturing
Recipient(s)
Tomoyuki Nakajima, Yukiya Shinya, Yuki Shiono
Manufacturing Technology Division, Manufacturing Technology Section, Technology Center

2011 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Technology for shortening cycle time in low-pressure casting
Recipient(s)
Yukinobu Kohori
Manufacturing Technology Division, Manufacturing Technology Section, Technology Center

Takao Nakanishi
2nd SyS Division, Engine Manufacturing Section, Manufacturing Center

2010 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Development of a pallet for equipment diagnosis
Recipient(s)
Takahiro Umeda
1st SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

2009 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Development of equipment rigidity evaluation method using vibration analysis
Recipient(s)
Yukihiro Tada
2nd SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

2008 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
High-efficiency burrless machining method for shaping gears using MQL
Recipient(s)
Kazuaki Mori
3rd SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

2007 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Study of die life in die casting
Recipient(s)
Shibaya Yoshihisa
1st SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Takeda Shinpei
Production Technology Division, Motorcycle Headquarters

2006 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Preventative maintenance system for servomotors utilizing a new insulation diagnostic method
Recipient(s)
Mikio Kajiwara
1st SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

2004 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Shortening of MTTR of NC Machine by Developing Maintenance Information Retrieval System
Recipient(s)
Yoshiki Ishikawa
1st SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

2003 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Development of an Energy-conserving Bending Method for Double Titanium Pipes
Recipient(s)
Tomoyuki Nakajima
Engine SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Yoji Tashiro
Production Technology Development, Motorcycle Headquarters

2001 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Bending Method and Production System for Thin-walled Pipe (Hydro-Bending)
Recipient(s)
Yoji Tashiro
Production Technology Development, Motorcycle Headquarters

Tamio Yoshino
Exhaust Division, Motorcycle Headquarters

2000 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Development of a high-efficiency grinding method for long cylindrical pieces
Recipient(s)
Hiroshi Sugiura
Production Technology Development

1999 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Development of a die-cast gate breaker device for high-mix, low volume production
Recipient(s)
Noriyuki Naito
Casting Technology

1998 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Solution for Defective Painting of Injection Moldings Called “Black Patcher”
Recipient(s)
Yukio Tamura
Nakaze Factory

1995 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Maintenance of water-soluable hydraulic fluid for die-casting machines
Recipient(s)
Kiyoshi Inoue
2nd Factory
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