Code No: RR411402

Set No. 1

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplimentary Examinations, February 2008 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. Briefly discuss the historical development of the assembly process. 3. (a) Differentiate between continuous transfer and intermittent transfer? (b) With an example explain intermittent transfer mechanism. [8] [8] [16] [8] [8]

4. Why it is always necessary in automatic assembly to have a base part on which the assembly can be built. [16] 5. List out the simple rules to be considered in designing of produce and parts in automatic assembly. [16] 6. Discuss briefly the effects of combination of factors on handling time. 7. (a) Sketch and explain the use of kinematic design principles. [16] [8]

(b) Discuss the conclusion drawn from effect of chamfer design on insertion time. [8] 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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Code No: RR411402

Set No. 2

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplimentary Examinations, February 2008 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) Discuss about magnetic disk-feeder. (b) Write short notes about elevating hopper feeder. 3. (a) Explain the importance of intermittent transfer mechanism? (b) Explain the working principle of Geneva mechanism? [8] [8] [8] [8] [8] [8]

4. Classify the different types of automated assembly system with schematich diagram. [16] 5. (a) What are the three main phases of the design process. [8]

(b) Define assembly efficiency. What are the different types of criteria to be meet by assembly efficiency. [8] 6. Discuss briefly the effect of part thickness and part size on handling time. 7. Derive the condition for reducing disk-assembly problem. 8. (a) Derive the expression for total cost for each acceptable assembly. (b) Derive the average production time of acceptable assemblies. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [16] [16] [8] [8]

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Code No: RR411402

Set No. 3

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplimentary Examinations, February 2008 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. [8] [8]

2. Write short notes about magazines used delivering parts to automatic assembly machine. [16] 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) What are objective meet by the product design for assembly handbook. (b) What are the phases involved in design process of a product. 6. With suitable example discuss the two kinds of symmetry for a part. [8] [8] [8] [16]

7. (a) Discuss with sketches the use of kinematic design principle in manual assembly. [8] (b) What are the design concepts to provide easier access during 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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Code No: RR411402

Set No. 4

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplimentary Examinations, February 2008 PRODUCT DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION (Mechatronics) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Draw the schematic diagram of a orienting system analysis and explain each term. [8] (b) Sketch and explain orientation of narrow track system. 2. (a) What are the social effects of automation? (b) Discuss the advantages of automatic assembly. 3. (a) Explain the use of carriers in an industry. (b) With neat diagram explain the mechanism of rotary indexing machine. 4. (a) Define the following terms: i. Cost of feeding. ii. Feeding equipment rate. iii. Orienting efficiency. [8] [8] [8] [6] [10]

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(b) Calculate the feed equipment rate, if vibratory bowl-feeder cost is Rs. 50,000 after installation and debugging, that the payback period is 30 months with 2 shifts working and factory equipment overhead rate is 95% . If feed rate is 50 part/min, also calculate cost of feeding. [10] 5. List out the simple rules to be considered in designing of produce and parts in automatic assembly. [16] 6. Discuss briefly the effect of part thickness and part size on handling time. [16]

7. (a) What are the two commonly used assembly operations in manual assembly. [8] (b) Discuss the effect of chamfer clearance on insertion time for part. 8. Briefly discuss the effect of parts quality on downtime. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [8] [16]

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