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Measurement system analysis for process control at Company XYZ

by Lau Mendez, How Y.

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Company XYZ is a glass manufacturer located in west central Wisconsin. Founded in 1962, it has led the industry in the development of durable float glass. In order to expand business, satisfy growing customer demands, meet customer expectation and requirements, and to be more effective in the global market, Company XYZ is building a new plant in Washington D.C. Therefore, the plant in Wisconsin has the opportunity to evaluate the possibility to replace current equipment, especially laser inspection system. If this system needs to be replaced at the Wisconsin facility, they will have the option to purchase new equipment for both plants in order to get a better price fiom suppliers in Europe. The purpose of this research project is to evaluate the quality of performance of the laser inspection system in a continuous fully automatic and computer controlled production line. A measurement system analysis for process control will be conducted by using process capability, gage reproducibility, and gage repeatability studies to analyze the inspection system. For this quantitativeresearch, the data collection results were analyzed by using statistical software to evaluate process capability, gage repeatability, and gage reproducibility. The data analysis indicated that the laser inspection system is working satisfactorily under the quality parameters of the Company XYZ. The study will conclude with recommendations to improve this analysis for future evaluations of the laser inspection system at the Company XYZ and a general recommendation for this company to improve its work environment and business processes. The Graduate School University of Wisconsin Stout Menominie, WI
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School:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

School Location:USA - Wisconsin

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:process control lasers

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