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Code No: RR411402 Set No.

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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
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1. (a) Sketch and explain spiral elevators. [8]


(b) Sketch and explain the Balanced vibratory feeder. [8]

2. Briefly discuss the historical development of the assembly process. [16]

3. (a) Differentiate between continuous transfer and intermittent transfer? [8]


(b) With an example explain intermittent transfer mechanism. [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. [16]

7. (a) Sketch and explain the use of kinematic design principles. [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
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1. (a) Sketch and explain spiral elevators. [8]


(b) Sketch and explain the Balanced vibratory feeder. [8]

2. (a) Discuss about magnetic disk-feeder. [8]


(b) Write short notes about elevating hopper feeder. [8]

3. (a) Explain the importance of intermittent transfer mechanism? [8]


(b) Explain the working principle of Geneva mechanism? [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. [16]

7. Derive the condition for reducing disk-assembly problem. [16]

8. (a) Derive the expression for total cost for each acceptable assembly. [8]
(b) Derive the average production time of acceptable assemblies. [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
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1. (a) Sketch and explain spiral elevators. [8]


(b) Sketch and explain the Balanced vibratory feeder. [8]

2. Write short notes about magazines used delivering parts to automatic assembly
machine. [16]

3. (a) Discuss briefly about rotary indexing mechanism. [8]


(b) Explain disadvantages of in-line transfer mechanisms. [8]

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

5. (a) What are objective meet by the product design for assembly handbook. [8]
(b) What are the phases involved in design process of a product. [8]

6. With suitable example discuss the two kinds of symmetry for a part. [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
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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. [8]

2. (a) What are the social effects of automation? [8]


(b) Discuss the advantages of automatic assembly. [8]

3. (a) Explain the use of carriers in an industry. [6]


(b) With neat diagram explain the mechanism of rotary indexing machine. [10]

4. (a) Define the following terms:


i. Cost of feeding.
ii. Feeding equipment rate.
iii. Orienting efficiency. [6]
(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]

8. Briefly discuss the effect of parts quality on downtime. [16]

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