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Use of Taguchi robust design to optimize rubber glove process

Wahid, Zaharah and Ming, T. T. and Ahmad, Kartini (2020) Use of Taguchi robust design to optimize rubber glove process. In: 5th International Conference on Mathematical Applications in Engineering 2019, 30th - 31st Oct. 2019, Putrajaya International Convention Centre Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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In this paper, Taguchi concept of robust process design and the classical statistical experimental design methodology are integrated for improving both the product quality and efficiency. 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 is considered in this study was the tensile strength. Taguchi L16, the orthogonal array is 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 (H) 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 (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6526/82740
Uncontrolled Keywords: ANOVA, design of experiments, interaction, larger the best, noise, Robust design, signal to noise
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS1870 Rubber industry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Dr. zaharah Wahid
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 16:36
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2020 09:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82740

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