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M.Tech. – II Semester Regular Examinations, September, 2008 FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (CAD/CAM) Time: 3hours Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --Max. Marks:60

1.a) b) 2. 3.a) b) 4.a) b) 5. 6.a) b) 7.a) b) 8.

What are the types of flexibility in manufacturing to be considered in FMS? Explain knowledge base scheduling. Write in detail various functions of computer control system in FMS. Explain the database systems in computer integrated manufacturing. What are the limitations of simulation software used for FMS? Explain the principles of pull method in FMS What is the importance of small lot sizes? Explain the concept of preventive maintenance and how it is maintained in FMS. Specify various advantages and implementation. Write briefly about JIT characteristics. disadvantages of FMS

How to select a proper simulation software for FMS? Write briefly about work stations in FMS. Write short notes on the following. a) Material Handling Systems in FMS b) Kanban systems. ^*^*^

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