Category Archives: Mechanical Engineering

Merits of a good plant layout

The main advantages of a good plant layout involve effectively and economical utilization of entire floor space of the plant, increased rate of production, reduced men and machine hours per unit of production, reduced material handling, minimal production delays, effective utilization of men, machinery, material and other factory support services, reduced overall production time, elimination… Read More »

Objectives of a good plant layout

Good plant layout comprises of best possible arrangement of the buildings, men, machine and materials for processing a under taken product. The main objectives of a good plant layout involves minimum material movement, smooth flow of the product in the plant, full utilization of the space of the plant, provide adequate safety and satisfaction to… Read More »

Types of Production

Another way of classifying production activity is according to the quantity of product made. In this classification, there are three types of production: 1. Job shop production 2. Batch production 3. Mass production This classification is normally associated with discrete-product manufacture, but it can also serve for plants used in the process industries. For example,… Read More »

Types of Automation

Automated Production systems can best be classified into three basic types Fixed Automation Programmable automation Flexible Automation Fixed automation: is system in which the sequence of processing ( or assembly) operations is fixed by the equipment configuration. The operation in the sequence are usually simple. It is the integration and coordination of many such operations… Read More »

Introduction to Automation

INTRODUCTION: Automation is a technology concerned with the application of mechanical, electronic and computer-based systems to operate and control production. This technology includes: Automatic Machine tools to process parts Automatic assembly machines Industrial robots Automatic material handling and storage systems Automatic inspection systems for quality control Feedback control and computer process control Computer systems for… Read More »

Difference Between Engine and Machine

CNC Milling Machine Engine: The term, “Engine” was originally used for any mechanical device that converts force into motion. In modern usage, the term engine typically describes the devices like steam engines and internal combustion engines, which burn/consumes fuel to perform mechanical work by exerting a torque or linear force to drive machinery that generates electricity,… Read More »