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Quality and Process Methods > CUSUM Control Charts > Example of CUSUM Control Chart
Publication date: 11/10/2021

Example of CUSUM Control Chart

You want to detect small shifts in the temperature of an engine. The data table contains temperature measurements from the engine thermostat.

1. Select Help > Sample Data Library and open Quality Control/Engine Temperature

2. Select Analyze > Quality and Process > Control Chart > CUSUM Control Chart.

3. Select Y and click Y.

4. Click OK.

5. In the Target box, type 100.

6. In the Sigma box, type 10.

Figure 8.2 CUSUM Control Chart ReportĀ 

CUSUM Control Chart Report

The vertical line on the CUSUM Chart indicates that a shift in the temperature measurements started around sample 26.

Note: You can compare this result to the Individual Moving Range control chart by running the IMR Chart table script in Engine Temperature The IMR chart does not trigger any of the Nelson tests.

Example of a One-Sided CUSUM Control Chart

Continuing the previous example, suppose that you care only about increasing temperature changes. To change the CUSUM control chart in Figure 8.2 to a one-sided chart, deselect the Lower Side check box. When you do that, the points for the negative cumulative sums are removed from the chart. You are left with a CUSUM control chart that contains only the positive cumulative sum points.

Figure 8.3 One-Sided CUSUM Control Chart ReportĀ 

One-Sided CUSUM Control Chart Report

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