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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Industrial automation and robotics- Model question paper for B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech/PhD



1(a) Mention some advantages of automation. (4 Marks)
(b) Discuss the various levels of automation. (6 Marks)
(c) State and explain continuity equation. (4 Marks)
(d) Compare the different features of hydraulic sysyem with those of pneumatic systems. (6 Marks)
2 (a) With the help of neat sketch, explain the working of vane pump. (6 Marks)
(b) What are the properties of a double acting compressor? (4 Marks)
(c) What is FRL unit in pneumatic systems? (4 Marks)
(d) Why are accumulators used in pneumatic and hydraulic systems? (6 Marks)
3 (a) What is tandem cylinder? (4 Marks)
(b) Sketch double acting cushioned hydraulic cylinder and label the components. (6 Marks)
(c) Differentiate between single acting and double acting cylinders. (6 Marks)
(d) List down the parameters for motor ratings. (4 Marks)
4 (a) Explain the working of hydraulic flow control valve. (6 Marks)
(b) What is a quick exhaust valve? (4 Marks)
(c) Sketch bleed-off circuit. (4 Marks)
(d) Why is it necessary to use pressure relief valve in hydraulic circuits? (6 Marks)
5 (a) What is a closed loop control system? Give two examples. (6 Marks)
(b) List down the advantages of cascading over intuitive method. (4 Marks)
(c) Explain the working of fluidic diode and prepare truth table for a fluidic bistable switch. (6 Marks)
(d) Explain the importance of position step diagram. (4 Marks)
6 (a) Discuss the construction of programmable logic controller (PLC) and microprocessors. Describe their use in industrial applications with the help of suitable examples. (8 Marks)
(b) What are the main functions of the A register in a microprocessor? (4 Marks)
(c) What is the function of feeders in material handling? (4 Marks)
(d) Write a note on gravity conveyor. (4 Marks)
7(a) Using a neat sketch, explain the construction of polar type robot. (6 Marks)
(b) Explain briefly non-servo controlled and servo controlled robots. (6 Marks)
(c) How is robotic vision sensed? (4 Marks)
(d) Differentiate between contact and noncontact sensors in robots with the help of examples. (4 Marks)
8 (a) What are the various types of grippers used in robots? (4 Marks)
(b) Explain the use of Teach pendant for robot programming. (4 Marks)
(c) Discuss the lead through programming technique used in robot programming. (6 Marks)
(d) Explain the use of robot for industrial material handling with the help of some examples. (6 Marks)

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