Automation System – Section 1

31. Which device does the general population associate most with automation?

A. Flexible manufacturing
B. Robots
C. Numerical control machine
D. Computer graphics workstation
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. Robots

32. Using a microcomputer as a controller allows:

A. faster cycle time
B. simpler mechanical hardware
C. more self diagnostics of the machine operation
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. All of the above

33. If the transient response is underdamped:

A. steady-state will be reached faster than if the system is overdamped
B. the value of the output will exceed the value of the input at times during the transient period
C. the present overshoot is zero
D. both a and b
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. both a and b

34. What should be first considered in choosing a plotter?

A. The hardware you currently own
B. The application for which it will be used
C. The type of data you will input
D. The cost
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. The application for which it will be used

35. The coordinate system used to describe a workpiece:

A. is always two-dimensional
B. changes from part to part
C. is defined with respect to a point on the machine
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. is defined with respect to a point on the machine

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