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Code No.410307 IV B.Tech. I-Semester Regular Examinations, November-2003 MECHANICAL HANDLING EQUIPMENTS (Common to Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max.Marks:80 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1. 2.a) b) 3.a) b) 4.a) b) 5. 6.a) b) 7. 8.a) b) Discuss the main types of surface and overhead equipment. Write down the salient features of belt conveyors with a neat sketch. Explain the fabrication of belts using different materials. What types of joint are suggested for the endless belt? State the basic principles of pneumatic conveying system. List the advantages and limitations of the conveyors. Explain positive and negative pressure system adopted in flight pneumatic conveying. Explain the salient features of one, two and three wheeled hand trucks. Distinguish between hand operated and power operated hand trucks. What is a gate? Explain different mechanisms used in controlling the flow of materials through gates. Using sketches distinguish between straight and spiral chutes. How the final velocity of the material at the end of a long chute is controlled? Explain the following wire ropes (a) Non spinning (b) Flattened strands and (c) Locked coil rope Enumerate grabbing attachments for handling loose materials Discuss self dumping tub with an aid of a sketch. *** *** ***

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Code No.410307 IV B.Tech. I-Semester Regular Examinations, November-2003 MECHANICAL HANDLING EQUIPMENTS (Common to Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max.Marks:80 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1. 2. 3.a) b) 4.a) b) 5. 6. 7. 8.a) b) Describe the various types of hoisting equipment that are used in engineering industries. Name the various idlers used in belt conveyor. With a neat diagram explain them. Explain the salient features of screw conveyors indicating applications. Discuss screw construction and types of screw flights. What is meant by wheel barrows? How it is useful? Explain self propelled trucks. Write a note on manually-operated and mechanically operated types of hopper gates. What are the applications of vibrating feeders? Describe the different circumstances in which vibrating feeders are used. Explain the following types of aerial transport systems (a) Cable ways (b) Rope ways How is grab buckets different from tubs with scoops? What is double-rope grab buckets? Explain the principle of operation of the above grab bucket. *** *** ***

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Code No.410307 IV B.Tech. I-Semester Regular Examinations, November-2003 MECHANICAL HANDLING EQUIPMENTS (Common to Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max.Marks:80 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1. 2. 3.a) b) 4.a) b) 5. Explain the principal groups of material handling equipment. Give the types of belt cleaners in belt conveyor. With sketches describe them. How roller conveyor can be used to handle unit loads? What are the differences between roller conveyor and belt conveyor? What are the different types of industrial trucks ? Discuss briefly. Discuss the general applications of industrial trucks. Explain with the help of neat sketches a) Horizontal slide gate b) Vertical slide gate What care should be taken while designing the feeding equipment to avoid spillage of materials? Explain how chutes can be used for delivering different types of goods to different stations? Compare the features of various types of hoists. Explain the direct acting type hydraulic lift. *** *** ***

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Code No.410307 IV B.Tech. I-Semester Regular Examinations, November-2003 MECHANICAL HANDLING EQUIPMENTS (Common to Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max.Marks:80 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1. 2.a) b) 3.a) b) 4.a) b) 5.a) b) 6. Explain any four types of jib cranes that are used in machine tool industries. Explain the installation of belt conveyor. What are the applications and limitations of belt conveyor? What are the advantages and disadvantages of hydraulic conveyors? How pneumatic conveyors can be used in a power plant? Discuss the advantages of industrial trucks. When and where the hand trucks are used? Explain briefly. Distinguish between Horizontal and Vertical slide gate. Enumerate the importance of gates in feeder equipment. Explain the working principle of a) Rotary table feeder b) Rotary drum feeder What are the advantages of electric hoists over the other hoists? Compare the features of cranes and hoists. Give typical applications of each. *** *** ***

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