Journal of Central South University

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 726–730 | Cite as

Application of response surface method for optimal transfer conditions of multi-layer ceramic capacitor alignment system

  • Su-seong Park
  • Jae-min Kim
  • Won-jee ChungEmail author
  • O.-chul Shin


The multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) alignment system aims at the inter-process automation between the first and the second plastic processes. As a result of testing performance verification of MLCC alignment system, the average alignment rates are 95% for 3216 chip, 88.5% for 2012 chip and 90.8% for 3818 chip. The MLCC alignment system can be accepted for practical use because the average manual alignment is just 80%. In other words, the developed MLCC alignment system has been upgraded to a great extent, compared with manual alignment. Based on the successfully developed MLCC alignment system, the optimal transfer conditions have been explored by using RSM. The simulations using ADAMS® has been performed according to the cube model of CCD. By using MiniTAB®, the model of response surface has been established based on the simulation results. The optimal conditions resulted from the response optimization tool of MiniTAB® has been verified by being assigned to the prototype of MLCC alignment system.

Key words

multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) alignment system response surface method (RSM) MiniTAB® ADAMS® 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Su-seong Park
    • 1
  • Jae-min Kim
    • 1
  • Won-jee Chung
    • 1
    Email author
  • O.-chul Shin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MechatronicsChangwon National UniversityChangwonKorea

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