# Material Transport System Questions and Answers – Conveyors Operations and Features

This set of Flexible Manufacturing System Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Material Transport System – Conveyors Operations and Features”.

1. Which conveyors move at a constant velocity along the path?
a) Continuous Motion Conveyors
b) Static Conveyors
c) Variable Speed Conveyors
d) Fluctuating Conveyors

Explanation: In order to move at a constant velocity along the path, continuous motion conveyors are preferred. All the basic conveyor types typically used such as belt, roller, skate wheel and overhead trolley conveyors fall in this category.

2. Which conveyors allow independent movement of each carrier in the system?
a) Continuous Conveyors
b) Discontinuous Conveyors
c) Asynchronous Conveyors
d) Static Conveyors

Explanation: Asynchronous Conveyors allow independent movement of each carrier in the system. They operate with a stop and go motion where the loads move between the stations and then stop and remain at the station until it is released.

3. Which of the following is an example of continuous loop conveyors?
a) Belt Conveyor
b) In floor Conveyor
d) Skate wheel Conveyor

Explanation: Over head Trolley conveyor is an example of continuous loop conveyor. Belt, skate wheel and in floor conveyors do not come under the category of continuous loop conveyors. Overhead head trolley conveyors are typically used for large and heavy components.

4. Which conveyors are used to transport loads one way from the starting point to the destination?
a) Continuous Loop Conveyors
b) Single Direction Conveyors
c) Balancing Conveyors
d) Recalculating Conveyors

Explanation: In order to transport loads one way from the starting point to the destination, single direction conveyors are used. It takes a longer time since the conveyor has to move from the starting point to the destination and then again retract to the starting point for next loading.

5. Which conveyors form a continuous loop like structure?
a) Continuous Loop Conveyors
b) Reversal Conveyors
c) Single Direction Conveyors
d) Balancing Conveyors

Explanation: The Continuous loop conveyors form a closed loop like an electronic circuit. In a single cycle, half of the cycle is dedicated to move the materials from starting point to destination and the other half of the cycle is dedicated to returning the empty container to the starting point.

6. Which conveyors allow parts to remain on the return loop for one or more circulations?
a) Static Conveyors
b) Single Direction Conveyors
c) Continuous Loop Conveyors
d) Re circulating Conveyors

Explanation: The Conveyors which allow parts to remain on the return loop for one or more circulations are known as re circulating conveyors. It increases the productivity rate much faster than the other conveyor techniques.

7. Which of the following is not an example of continuous flow conveyors?
a) Belt Conveyors
b) Roller Conveyors
c) In Floor Towline Conveyors
d) Skate wheel Conveyors

Explanation: In floor towline conveyor is not an example of continuous flow conveyor. Belt, Roller and skate wheel conveyors are the examples of continuous flow conveyors. Continuous flow conveyors enable the flow of components without any interruption from trial end to finish end.

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