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Taguchi robust design as a way to optimize rubber glove process

Wahid, Zaharah and Ming, T.Tham and Ahmad, Kartini (2019) Taguchi robust design as a way to optimize rubber glove process. In: IIUM Engineering Congress 2019 (ICOM '19), 30-31 OCT 2019, PICC , PUTRA JAYA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In this paper, Taguchi concept of robust process design and the classical statistical experimental design methodology are integrated as a way of improving both the product quality and efficiency. Hence, it is a systematic method of optimizing a production process, and is concerned with productivity enhancement and cost effectiveness. . The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of the inputs on the outputs in the presence of a noise factor and also to choose the best level settings of the control factors that will maximize the mean and minimize the variation in the glove's quality characteristics at minimal cost. The quality characteristic of the rubber glove that was considered in this study was the tensile strength. Taguchi L16, the orthogonal array was employed to run the experiments. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) and the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio were performed. The BG interaction was identified as the important mean effect. However, factor (B), the latex temperature was not affected by factor (G), oven temperature after coagulation dip when it was at high but enhanced the strength when both were set at low. Factor (A), curing temperature profile affected both the mean and the process variability. The effect of humidity appeared insignificant using ANOVA, but was significant in S/N ratio for the mean tensile strength. The preferred optimal setting were: A_2 B_1 C_1 D_1 F_2 H_1 G_1.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 6526/77826
Uncontrolled Keywords: Robust design; Design of experiments; ANOVA; signal to noise; Interaction; larger the best.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155 Production management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Dr. Zaharah Wahid
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 09:43
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 10:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77826

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