Automation System – Section 4

36. Direct Numerical Control means:

A. using several computers to control one large machine
B. using one computer to control several machines
C. complete elimination of a need for a human operator.
D. eliminating computers from the manufacturing process
E. None of the above

Correct Answer:  B. using one computer to control several machines

37. A proportional plus integral contro¬ller can:

A. has no transient response
B. can compensate for lag
C. can increase the system type
D. both (b) and (c)
E. None of the above

Correct Answer:  D. both (b) and (c)

38. A pick-and-place manipulator is:

A. the most flexible of all robots
B. an intelligent robot
C. capable of point-to-point operation
D. primarily used for large parts handling
E. None of the above

Correct Answer:  C. capable of point-to-point operation

39. FORTRAN is:

A. machine dependent
B. a medium-level language
C. a mathematically oriented language
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer:  C. a mathematically oriented language

40. Which of the methods below can be used to tell a robot what it is to do?

A. Walk-through
B. Set mechanical stops
C. Software program
D. (a) and (c)
E. None of the above

Correct Answer:  D. (a) and (c)

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