Material Transport System Questions and Answers – Rail Guided Vehicles

This set of Flexible Manufacturing System Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Material Transport System – Rail Guided Vehicles”.

1. Which of the following vehicles in material transport system are guided by fixed rails?
a) Conveyors
b) Rail Guided Vehicles
c) Chain Movers
d) Earthmovers
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Answer: b
Explanation: The vehicles which are guided by fixed rails are known as Rail guided vehicles in the material transport system. By using the fixed rail, the vehicle is made sure that the vehicle will not flow away from the pathway.

2. Which of the following is typically suspended over head from the ceiling?
a) Guided Wire
b) Sprinkler
c) Monorail
d) Two Parallel Rain
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Answer: c
Explanation: The material transport which involves the suspending of products overhead from the ceiling is monorails. It consists of a single wheel rolled over the defined pathway either manually or by means of remote control.

3. Which of the following has tracks protruded up the floor?
a) Lifters
b) Parallel Fixed Rails
c) Conveyors
d) Monorails
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Answer: b
Explanation: Parallel fixed rails consist of two parallel fixed rails forming a single guided path for the vehicles. Vehicles with wheels which are mounted parallel fix on the protruded tracks and move smoothly. Lubrication is essential between the rails to minimize friction.

4. Rail guided vehicles operate synchronously driven by electric motor.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: b
Explanation: Rail Guided vehicles operate asynchronously driven by the electric motor. The operation of this system is similar to that of urban rapid transit rail system where the entire system picks up electrical power from an electrified rail.

5. Which feature distinguishes rail guided vehicles from other automated guided vehicles?
a) Fixed Rail Tracks
b) Seat
c) Wheel
d) Emergency Bumper
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Answer: a
Explanation: The presence of fixed rail tracks distinguishes rail guided vehicles from other automated guided vehicles. It is more versatile than conveyor system. But, the drawback is that it is less comfortable when compared with automated guided vehicles. Seat, Wheel and Emergency bumper cannot be used to distinguish rail guided vehicles from other automated guided vehicles.

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