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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install, test and maintain an electro-pneumatic system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13116  Install, test and maintain an electro-pneumatic system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

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 interpret, install, test, programme and maintain manual and PLC based electro- pneumatic circuits. 

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.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Install, test and maintain a basic pneumatic system 

  • 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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Read and interpret electro- pneumatic circuit diagrams and related component symbols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Electro-pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols read and interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    2. Manual electro-pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    3. Lines and conductors joined and terminated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    4. Electro-pneumatic PLC controlled circuits installed and programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    5. Electro-pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 6 
    6. Installations are maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 select electro-pneumatic components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Electro-pneumatic components include solenoid actuated spool-type directional control valves, solenoid actuated flow control valves, one-shot valves. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Electro-pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols read and interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    2. Manual electro-pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    3. Lines and conductors joined and terminated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    4. Electro-pneumatic PLC controlled circuits installed and programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    5. Electro-pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 6 
    6. Installations are maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    Install manual electro- pneumatic circuits. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Test circuit and record results 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Manual electro-pneumatic circuits may include lifting circuits, air motor circuits, pushing circuits, gripper circuits, clamping circuits, speed control
  • Electro-pneumatic testing to include pressure testing, leakage testing and electrical testing 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Electro-pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols read and interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    2. Manual electro-pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    3. Lines and conductors joined and terminated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    4. Electro-pneumatic PLC controlled circuits installed and programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    5. Electro-pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 6 
    6. Installations are maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    Construct and programme an integrated PLC controlled electro-pneumatic circuit. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Test circuit and record results 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A PLC electro-pneumatic circuit may include valve control, flow control, proportional valves, directional valves, one-shot valves 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Electro-pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols read and interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    2. Manual electro-pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    3. Lines and conductors joined and terminated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Electro-pneumatic PLC controlled circuits installed and programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    5. Electro-pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 6 
    6. Installations are maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    Maintain electro-pneumatic circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Electro-pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols read and interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    2. Manual electro-pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    3. Lines and conductors joined and terminated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    4. Electro-pneumatic PLC controlled circuits installed and programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    5. Electro-pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 6 
    6. Installations are maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    Work safely with care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Electro-pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols read and interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    2. Manual electro-pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    3. Lines and conductors joined and terminated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    4. Electro-pneumatic PLC controlled circuits installed and programmed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 
    5. Electro-pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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 6 
    6. Installations are maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Test equipment is used correctly
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained


    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The principles of electro-pneumatics
  • Electro-pneumatic components
  • Test procedures
  • Electro-pneumatic safety
  • PLC control techniques

    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:
  • Electro-Pneumatic components
  • Pneumatic/electrical test equipment
  • Electro-Pneumatic circuits

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Properties of air
  • Cylinders in series and parallel

    Sensory cues:
  • Use of senses to detect faulty components
  • Use of sight to read pneumatic diagrams

    Purpose of:
  • Electro-pneumatic circuits
  • PLC based electro-pneumatic control circuits
  • Reading circuit diagrams
  • Using variety of components (electro-pneumatic, sensors, actuators)
  • Pressure regulator
  • Flow meter
  • Maintenance and trouble shooting

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Causes of damage and injury
  • Implications of incorrect testing applications
  • Implication of not applying pneumatic safety

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Installation procedures
  • Testing procedures

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Pascal's laws

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between testing and pneumatic safety
  • Relationship between electro-pneumatic installations and PLC controlled systems 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Contribute to workgroup efforts to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality
  • Contribute to working in groups to determine a solution to an identified problem 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply correct procedures for using, storing and caring for test equipment, tools, pneumatic diagrams and components 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common names for electro-pneumatic components
  • Use common names for test equipment
  • Use common names for electro-pneumatic circuits
  • Fill in the necessary fault reports and material requisition forms 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Principles of electricity
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Principles of process control 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the installation of electro-pneumatic circuits to other applications 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  FPMSETA 
    Core  22772   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58880   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  67649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    3. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    4. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    5. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    6. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    7. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    8. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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