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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Programme, use and maintain an industrial robot system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243070  Programme, use and maintain an industrial robot system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Welding 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
13140  Programme, use and maintain an industrial robot system  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of mechatronics. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the Exit Level Outcomes required for the Mechatronics NQF Level 4 qualification.

Qualifying learners can operate and programme tools for an industrial robot system. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed to be as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that the learner is learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of his/her learning for a range of related unit standards at this level. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

The learner should be able to work autonomously and as part of a self-directed work team. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to apply the relevant robot safety. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Safety includes hard safety, software safety, electrical safety. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Hand held teach pendant used correctly. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts of an industrial robot system correctly identified and functions explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Motion programmes programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Touch ups to existing programmes meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Programmes run and tested in all modes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain the function of the various parts of an industrial robot. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Robot parts include the manipulator, controller, handheld teach pendant, software. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hand held teach pendant used correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts of an industrial robot system correctly identified and functions explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Motion programmes programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Touch ups to existing programmes meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Programmes run and tested in all modes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to use the handheld teach pendant. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Understanding and use includes calibration (mastery) of the manipulator, teach tool centre points, use the various menus, fixed tool, moving tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hand held teach pendant used correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts of an industrial robot system correctly identified and functions explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Motion programmes programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Touch ups to existing programmes meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Programmes run and tested in all modes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to maintain the manipulator. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify main sub-assemblies and hard range limitations.
  • Calibrate (master) the manipulator. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Maintenance includes adjustment of toothed belts, greasing of points, oil change, checking torque. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hand held teach pendant used correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts of an industrial robot system correctly identified and functions explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Motion programmes programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Touch ups to existing programmes meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Programmes run and tested in all modes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Remove and install in-line wrist, toothed belts and motor units. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Use appropriate tools and lifting equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Installation process includes meshing, shafts, torque adjustment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hand held teach pendant used correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts of an industrial robot system correctly identified and functions explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Motion programmes programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Touch ups to existing programmes meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Programmes run and tested in all modes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Programme the industrial robot using simple motion programmes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Simple motion programmes include point-to-point, linear, circular motion commands, comments, logic commands, velocity, acceleration, technology commands (tools), touch up of existing programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hand held teach pendant used correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts of an industrial robot system correctly identified and functions explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Motion programmes programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Touch ups to existing programmes meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Programmes run and tested in all modes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Run and test industrial robot motion programmes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Running and testing includes in teach mode, program mode, automatic and external automatic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hand held teach pendant used correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts of an industrial robot system correctly identified and functions explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Motion programmes programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to `what if` and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Touch ups to existing programmes meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Programmes run and tested in all modes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Record information on work done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hand held teach pendant used correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts of an industrial robot system correctly identified and functions explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Motion programmes programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Touch ups to existing programmes meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Programmes run and tested in all modes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
  • Teach pendent installed and working.
  • Motors changed and calibrated.
  • Tension, motor units, gears, shafts installed.
  • Industrial robot system safety procedures adhered to.
  • Safe working procedures followed.
  • A clean and tidy work environment maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    > The principles of closed loop control.
    > Industrial robot safety.
    > Function of robot systems.
    > Reasons for co-ordination systems.
    > Reasons for Point-to-point programming.
    > Interface between man and robot.
    > Tool Centre point.
    > Manipulator calibration.
    > Tool calibration.

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
  • I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
  • I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
  • I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Names and functions of:

    > The manipulator.
    > The controller.
    > The software.
    > The robot safety components.
    > Handheld teach pendant.
    > The motor units.
    > The toothed belts and gears.
    > The cables and connectors.
    > Lubrication.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:

    > Point-to-point programming.
    > Calibration of manipulator.
    > Tool Centre Point.
    > Comments.
    > Degrees of freedom.
  • Sensory cues:

    > Use of sight to read error messages on liquid crystal display.
  • Purpose of:

    > Industrial robot system.
    > Robot safety.
    > Touching up existing motion programme.
    > The manipulator.
    > The controller.
    > Handheld teach pendent.
    > Point-to-point programming.
  • Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:

    > Causes of damage and injury.
    > Implications of not testing the program in test mode.
    > implication of alpha five problem not being observed.
  • Procedures and techniques:

    > Program testing procedures.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:

    > Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards.
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:

    > Principles of closed loop control systems.
    > Principles of electricity.
  • Relationships, systems:

    > Relationship between industrial robot systems and electricity.
    > Relationship between industrial robot systems and manufacturing.
    > Relationship between industrial robot systems and information technology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise situations that require corrective action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Contribute to workgroup efforts to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality.
  • Contribute to working in groups to determine a solution to an identified problem.

    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply correct procedures for motion programming. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common names for industrial robot components.
  • Use common names for motion commands. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Principles of electricity.
  • Principles of closed loop control.
  • Information technology.
  • Robotic technology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the use of the industrial robot system to other applications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 13140, "Programme, use and maintain an industrial robot system", Level 4, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57887   Further Education and Training Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    1. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    3. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    4. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    5. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    7. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    8. Eastcape Training Centre 
    9. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    10. Further Education Trade Training 
    11. FVW Welding Academy(Johannesburg) (TP) 
    12. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    13. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    14. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    15. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    16. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    17. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    18. SAMSONS SCHOOL OF WELDING 
    19. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU 
    20. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    21. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    22. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    23. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    24. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    25. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    26. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    27. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    28. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    29. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    30. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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