Material Transport System Questions and Answers – Vehicle Safety

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

1. Which of the following is a special safety feature provided in automated guidance system?
a) Automatic Trailing
b) Automatic Stopping
c) Automatic Holding
d) Automatic Gripping
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Answer: b
Explanation: One of the special features that are provided in most of the automated guidance system is automatic stopping. It is purely provided for safety reasons considering the workers as well as for the longevity of the vehicles.

2. What is the distance range required for an automatic stopping to function?
a) 1-5 m
b) 500-1000 mm
c) 50-150 mm
d) 10-5 km
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Answer: c
Explanation: For an automatic stopping feature to function, the vehicle should be strayed from the actual path in the distance range of 50-150 mm. This is technically termed as Vehicle acquisition distance.

3. Which of the following sensor detects obstacles along the guide path including humans?
a) Resistible Sensor
b) Obstacle Detection Sensor
c) Gauge Sensor
d) Photovoltaic Sensor
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Answer: b
Explanation: The sensor which is used to detect obstacles along the guide path including human beings is known as obstacle detection sensor. The vehicle is preprogrammed either to slow down when the sensor detects an obstacle or to move when the guide path is free from obstacles.

4. Travelling speed of an AGV is faster than the human walking speed.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: b
Explanation: Travelling speed of an automated guided vehicle will be slower than the normal human walking speed. This is for the effective control of the vehicle when a worker interrupts the guide path of the vehicle.

5. Which of the following is a safety device included in all commercial AGV’s?
a) Hood
b) Seat
c) Wheel
d) Emergency Bumper
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Answer: d
Explanation: The device which is included in all commercial Automated Guided Vehicles considering the safety precautions is emergency bumper. It is used to protect the vehicle from damage when it collides with another vehicle.

6. How much distance does the standard bumper extrudes from the body of the vehicle?
a) 300 cm
b) 3000 mm
c) 3 m
d) 300 mm
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Answer: d
Explanation: The standard bumper extrudes from the body of the vehicle by a distance of 300 mm. When the bumper makes contact with the vehicle, brake is programmed to brake automatically thereby making the vehicle standstill.

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