# Process Control Charts VOCABULARY IMPORTANT TERMS: – Nominal: Data at expected value – Discrete: Data with only a finite number of values – Indiscrete:

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Process Control Charts

VOCABULARY IMPORTANT TERMS: – Nominal: Data at expected value – Discrete: Data with only a finite number of values – Indiscrete: Data of Acceptable vs. Unacceptable – Variable: Property being measured – Under Control: Variables fall in a nominal range – Data Points: Measurements taken – Datum: A fixed reference point for measurements

Used to test if the process is in control Used to see if significant changes have occurred in the process over time “Indiscrete” or “Continuous Data Chart” or “X- R Chart” Measurement at time intervals Measurements compare the control over time Example units of measurement to Use:  Length (mm) Volume (cc)  Weight (gm.) Power (kwh)  Time (sec, min, hr.) Pressure (psi)  Voltage (v) “Discrete Data Charts” or “PN-P Charts” Inspection on lot or batch of parts; Notation of the number of good and defective parts Variable representation:  The number of parts inspected in the lot = n  Fraction of defective in lot = p  Number of defectives = pn Process Control Charts

In the manufacturing process, car engine valve stems are being machined with a nominal diameter of 13 mm. Samples are taken at the following times of day: 6:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00 and 22:00, for 25 consecutive days. The diameter measurements (data) from these samples are presented in the table on the next slide. Classroom Example - R CHART CONSTRUCTION Indiscrete Chart

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Steps to formulating the chart: Step 1: Collect the data Step 2: Sort the data into subgroups, such as lots, order number, or days Step 3: Identify the values for the variables “n” and “k”, where n = the size of the sub group (i.e., five times) k = the number of sub groups (i.e., 25 days)

Steps to formulating the chart: Step 4: Calculate the mean for each group that will be represented by

Steps to formulating the chart: Step 5: Calculate the range for each subgroup represented by R

Upper & Lower Control Limits 9 Learning how to plot two separate charts: o X Control Chart o R Control Chart The Upper Control Limit and the Lower Control Limit set the tolerance level for the control of the manufacture of a product.

Steps to Calculating the Upper & Lower Control Limits

Continuation of Calculating the Upper & Lower Control Limits

Manufacturing Statistics A 2 is from the table based on the size of the subgroup (i.e., Five reading times) D 4 & D 3 is from the table based on the size of the subgroup (i.e., Five reading times)

∑ x bar∑ R X double bar R barCLxUCLxLCLxCLrUCLrLCLr =

Step 8:Plot Chart Plot Chart

Chart Variations

Future Prediction

An inspector of car wheel rims, working at the end of a manufacturing line, near the end of each shift must inspect the lot of wheel rims made during that shift. On good days when the welder is running properly, over 400 wheel rims are made per batch. On poor days, as low as 50 to 60 wheel rims are made per batch. The inspector marks on the “check sheet” for each batch the total number of wheels inspected and the number of defects returned for rework for each lot. Classroom Example P-Control Chart Construction

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Steps to Calculating P-Control Chart Step 1. Collect data Step 2. Divide the data into sub groups (i.e., usually days or lot). Each sub group size should be larger than 50 units, where n = the number in each subgroup pn = the number of defects in each sub group

Calculating Fraction of Defectives Step 3. Calculate the fraction of defective parts using the following formula: Where p = fraction (decimal) of the number of defectives pn = number of defects in each subgroup n = number in each subgroup NOTE: To convert result to percentage(%), multiply the result by 100

Calculating Average Fraction of Defectives Step 4. Calculate the Average Fraction of Defectives using the following formula:

Calculating Control Limits Step 5. Calculating the Control Limit for each Subgroup:

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Step 6:Draw P Control Chart Plot Chart

Classroom Example On an assembly line of windshield wiper motors, the inspector selects randomly 100 motors per hour to examine. The inspector notes on the “check sheet” the number of defective motors in each 100 selected. The inspector samples 100 samples for a total of 30 sampling events. PN Control Chart

PN Control Data Chart

Calculating the PN Control Values 27

Plotting of PN Control Chart 28

Check For Understanding Please Develop a Control Chart for This Valve Manufacturing line: Your Company makes gate valves which you guarantee to flow water at 3 gallons per minute when fully open. Any restriction or misplaced gaskets in the opening will alter this flow rate. Your inspector at the end of the line tests one valve each hour by measuring the flow for one minute in sample valves. The flow rate is recorded for several days in the table in the next slide. Is this operation in control ?

Check For Understanding Flow Rate in Gate Valve Inspection (gal/min) Day9 AM10 AM11 AMNoon1 PM2 PM3 PM 13.113.202.992.853.003.082.90 22.983.012.862.553.063.183.11 32.862.993.013.103.032.993.10 43.053.042.953.083.012.962.89 52.583.253.163.083.012.992.98 63.093.033.063.022.992.953.01 73.123.042.652.993.303.032.99 83.012.972.983.013.003.013.02

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