A quality monitoring online system using an early warning abnormal trend distribution: A thickness measurement case study using a LVDT

Po Chou Chuo, Yi Cheng Huang, Min Chie Chiu, Ho Chih Cheng

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Abstract

To assure product quality, an early warning and inspection system to predict the variation (trend) of a product's quality (i.e. the product thickness) in the manufacturing process is necessary. Here, a manual online measurement of a production line installed with an online automatic warning system that will prevent manually accumulated errors from occurring is presented. Using this system, a quality trend profile will be made. The abnormal trend distribution will be obtained by randomly selecting the period of the quality trend profile and translating it into a time distribution bar chart. The monitoring online system will be pre-warned via the abnormal trend distribution. A product's thickness can be obtained using a linear variable differential transformer (LVDT). The analogue signal will be transmitted to the AD converter of the PLC's analogue input channel. The digital signal will be transmitted from the series port to the remote PC via the web control unit. A profile of the product's thickness measured by the LVDT will be monitored online and dynamically exhibited in the web-based remote system by using an embedded Javascript, an HTML, and a web control unit. The upper/lower thresholds will be preset in the product thickness' profile. In addition, the quality monitoring system will be pre-warned via the time distribution bar chart when the abnormal trend distribution occurs. Consequently, the web-base monitoring system can be extended to remotely connect to all the LVDT devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials, Mechatronics and Automation II
Pages120-127
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 4
Event2013 International Conference on Materials, Mechatronics and Automation, ICMMA 2013 - , Singapore
Duration: 2013 Apr 212013 Apr 22

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume740
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other2013 International Conference on Materials, Mechatronics and Automation, ICMMA 2013
CountrySingapore
Period13-04-2113-04-22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Chuo, P. C., Huang, Y. C., Chiu, M. C., & Cheng, H. C. (2013). A quality monitoring online system using an early warning abnormal trend distribution: A thickness measurement case study using a LVDT. In Materials, Mechatronics and Automation II (pp. 120-127). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 740). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.740.120