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1

What areas of utilities is it used in ?

Water and wastewater, electric power, telecommunications

2

How is automation used in defence ?

Production, transportation, strike, target

3

How does automation increase productivity ?

Increases productivity per unit labour

4

How does automation improve job design ?

Introduces flexibility of design

5

What areas of manufacturing is automation used in ?

Food & Pharmaceutical, Chemical and petroleum, pulp and paper

6

What are the two broad categories in which robots can be applied ?

General and Industry

7

What are the kind of hazardous conditions robots can brave ?

Toxicity, Heat, Radiation

8

Where does a robot win over manual labour ?

In Repetitive Work

9

Why ?

It does not get fatigued or bored

10

How do robots carry out inspection ?

Mechanical probes, optical sensors, measuring devices

11

How many samples can robots inspect ?

100%

12

In industries, where do robots perform material transfer ?

From point to point or conveyor to machine

13

After transfering material, what are some processing operations robotics finds application in ?

Welding, riveting, drilling, spray painting

14

Why are robots highly efficient for assembly work ?

It is repetitive work

15

How do robots help ?

They improve product quality and reliability

16

Where is automation used in the manufacturing sector ?

Food and pharmaceutical, Chemical and Petroleum, Paper and pulp

17

Where is automation used in transportation ?

Marine, railways, aerospace, automotive

18

Where is automation used in utilities sector ?

Water and waste water, electric power, telecommunication

19

Where is automation used in defense ?

Production, Transportation and Strikes

20

What facility operation sectors are automation used in ?

Security, Energy Management, Environmental Control

21

What are the three categories of automation ?

Fixed, Programmable, Flexible

22

Which automation has the least initial cost ?

Fixed, for regular jobs

23

Why ?

The instruments are generally fixed and do not have much variety

24

What is the production volume Fixed Automation generally handles ?

Mass Production. When there is a high demand for high volume.

25

What are some general applications of fixed automation ?

Bottling plants, Packaging Plants

26

Which automation has the highest initial cost ?

Flexible

27

What is the general production volume handled by programmable automation ?

Batch Production in low- to- medium

28

How often can programmable automation change the sequence of operation ?

It can change from batch to batch.

29

How is this achieved ?

By new program commands, tool changes and fixture modification.

30

Why does Programmable automation take the highest set up time ?

The system has to be completely set before each batch.