Flashcards in Robotics and Automation Deck (105)
What areas of utilities is it used in ?
Water and wastewater, electric power, telecommunications
How is automation used in defence ?
Production, transportation, strike, target
How does automation increase productivity ?
Increases productivity per unit labour
How does automation improve job design ?
Introduces flexibility of design
What areas of manufacturing is automation used in ?
Food & Pharmaceutical, Chemical and petroleum, pulp and paper
What are the two broad categories in which robots can be applied ?
General and Industry
What are the kind of hazardous conditions robots can brave ?
Toxicity, Heat, Radiation
Where does a robot win over manual labour ?
In Repetitive Work
It does not get fatigued or bored
How do robots carry out inspection ?
Mechanical probes, optical sensors, measuring devices
How many samples can robots inspect ?
In industries, where do robots perform material transfer ?
From point to point or conveyor to machine
After transfering material, what are some processing operations robotics finds application in ?
Welding, riveting, drilling, spray painting
Why are robots highly efficient for assembly work ?
It is repetitive work
How do robots help ?
They improve product quality and reliability
Where is automation used in the manufacturing sector ?
Food and pharmaceutical, Chemical and Petroleum, Paper and pulp
Where is automation used in transportation ?
Marine, railways, aerospace, automotive
Where is automation used in utilities sector ?
Water and waste water, electric power, telecommunication
Where is automation used in defense ?
Production, Transportation and Strikes
What facility operation sectors are automation used in ?
Security, Energy Management, Environmental Control
What are the three categories of automation ?
Fixed, Programmable, Flexible
Which automation has the least initial cost ?
Fixed, for regular jobs
The instruments are generally fixed and do not have much variety
What is the production volume Fixed Automation generally handles ?
Mass Production. When there is a high demand for high volume.
What are some general applications of fixed automation ?
Bottling plants, Packaging Plants
Which automation has the highest initial cost ?
What is the general production volume handled by programmable automation ?
Batch Production in low- to- medium
How often can programmable automation change the sequence of operation ?
It can change from batch to batch.
How is this achieved ?
By new program commands, tool changes and fixture modification.