63872-Ch13 - Intro Mfg Sys-3e-S 8-18, 18/06, 06/04/07...

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Intro Mfg Sys-3e-S 8-18, 18/06, 06/04/07 Chapter 13 INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS REVIEW QUESTIONS 13.1 What is a manufacturing system? Answer : The definition given in the text is the following: A manufacturing system is a collection of integrated equipment and human resources, whose function is to perform one or more processing and/or assembly operations on a starting raw material, part, or set of parts. 13.2 Name the four components of a manufacturing system. Answer : As listed in the text, the four components are (1) production machines plus tools, fixtures, and other related hardware, (2) a material handling system, (3) a computer system to coordinate and/or control the preceding components, and (4) human workers to operate and manage the system. 13.3 What are the three classifications of production machines, in terms of worker participation? Answer : In terms of worker participation, the machines can be classified as (1) manually operated, (2) semi-automated or (3) fully automated. 13.4 What are the five material handling functions that must be provided in a manufacturing system? Answer : The five material handling functions that must be provided in a manufacturing system are (1) loading work units at each station, (2) positioning the work units at the station, (3) unloading the work
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