Code No: RR411402

Set No. 1

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 PRODUCT DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION (Mechatronics) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Sketch and explain spiral elevators. (b) Sketch and explain the Balanced vibratory feeder. 2. (a) Write about rotary centerboard hopper feeder. (b) Discuss about tumbling-barrel hopper feeder. [8] [8] [8] [8]

3. (a) A rotary worktable is driven by a Geneva mechanism with six slots. The driver rotates at 60 r pm. Determine, cycle time, available process time and indexing time each cycle. [8] (b) Write short notes on operator-paced free transfer machine. [8]

4. What are the recommendations and principles that can be applied in product design to facililate automated assembly. [16] 5. (a) Briefly discuss the various points to be considered in design of products for automatic assembly. [8] (b) Discuss the various points to be considered in design of parts for automatic assembly. [8] 6. (a) Discuss the kinds of symmetry considered in orienting the plain prism. [8]

(b) What is meant by the term WF. Briefly discuss the WF system in handling the symmetrical parts. [8] 7. (a) What are the guidelines related to design to avoid adjustment during assembly. [8] (b) Discuss briefly about overconstraint leads to redundancy parts in manual assembly. [8] 8. (a) Define the proportion of down on the machine. And briefly discuss the effect of parts quality on down time. [8] (b) What are the different types of effects of the quality levels of parts on the performance and economics of assembly machines. [8] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 PRODUCT DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION (Mechatronics) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. A part that is to be feed and oriented in a vibratory bowl feeder has five Orientations (a, b, c, d, and e) on the bowl track. The orientating system consists of three devices. The first is a wiper blade that rejects all the parts in orientation e; the second is a step that reorients 20% of those in orientation a to orientation b, 10% of those in b to orientation c 50% those in c to orientation a, and 80% of those in d to orientation a. write the matrices for each drive, and thereby calculate the efficiency of the system if the initial distribution of orientation is as follows: (a) a=0.20 ; (b) b=0.25; (c) c=0.40; (d) d=0.10; (e) e=0.05 What would the efficiency of the system have been if no step had been included? [16] 2. (a) What are the additional functions performed by magazines in assembly system. [8] (b) Discuss briefly about rotary-disk feeder. 3. (a) Write short notes on operator-paced free transfer machine. [8] [8] [8] 4. (a) List out the favourable points to be considered in automatic handling of product. [8] (b) List out the benefits of automation of product design. [8]

(b) Explain the role of operator in transferring the parts in automated industry.

5. Briefly discuss the development of the systematic DFA methodology with a simple suitable examples. [16] 6. (a) Discuss the methods time measurements (MTM) system for orientation of part on handling. [8] (b) What are the effect of part thickness on handling time. 1 of 2 [8]

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7. (a) Discuss with sketches the use of kinematic design principle in manual assembly.

(b) What are the design concepts to provide easier access during assembly.

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8. (a) What are the possible effects of feeding a defective part into an assembly machine. [8] (b) Discuss the effect of parts quality on downtime. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [8]

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Set No. 3

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 PRODUCT DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION (Mechatronics) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Sketch and explain spiral elevators. (b) Sketch and explain the Balanced vibratory feeder. 2. (a) What are the social effects of automation? (b) Discuss the advantages of automatic assembly. 3. (a) Differentiate between continuous transfer and intermittent transfer? (b) With an example explain intermittent transfer mechanism. [8] [8] [8] [8] [8] [8]

4. (a) List out the favourable points to be considered in automatic handling of product. [8] (b) List out the benefits of automation of product design. [8]

5. List out the simple rules to be considered in designing of produce and parts in automatic assembly. [16] 6. Define the term total angle of symmetry. Discuss the effect of total angle of symmetry on the time required to handle a part. [16] 7. Derive the condition for the part to be free from jamming during assembly. [16]

8. (a) Define the proportion of down on the machine. And briefly discuss the effect of parts quality on down time. [8] (b) What are the different types of effects of the quality levels of parts on the performance and economics of assembly machines. [8] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 PRODUCT DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION (Mechatronics) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Sketch and explain spiral elevators. (b) Sketch and explain the Balanced vibratory feeder. 2. (a) Briefly discuss about centerboard hopper feeder. [8] [8] [8]

(b) What are the disadvantages associated with the use of magazines in assembly machine? [8] 3. (a) Discuss briefly about rotary indexing mechanism. (b) Explain disadvantages of in-line transfer mechanisms. [8] [8]

4. (a) List out the favourable points to be considered in automatic handling of product. [8] (b) List out the benefits of automation of product design. 5. (a) Define the following terms: i. ii. iii. iv. Manual Assembly line. Manning level Starving in manual work transport. Blocked in manual work trasport. [4] [8] [8]

(b) Discuss the difference between the work centre and work station.

(c) What do mean by synchronour transport system and assynchronous transport system in manual assembly line. [4] 6. (a) What meant by the term MTM in time mesurement system. Discuss the types of orientations considered in MTM. [8] (b) List out the design features that significantly affect manual fastening times. [8] 7. Explain with suitable sketches the effect of holding down on insertion. [16]

8. (a) What are conclusions drawn from the graph showing cost of assembly versus quality of level of parts. [8] (b) What are the different circumstances that forced to stop any workhead on a free-transfer assembly. [8] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1 of 1