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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Grind tools and cutters used in engineering machining operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13316  Grind tools and cutters used in engineering machining operations 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2008-10-22  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-22   2012-10-22  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
258676  Grind tools and cutters used in engineering machining operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of engineering machining.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Engineering Machining (NQF level 4) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners can shape and sharpen tools and cutters for use in engineering machining operations. The results are checked with precision measuring instruments. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for grinding in the engineering machining skills area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Produce components by performing engineering grinding operations 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is limited to common commercial rubber applications and 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 
    Prepare for work activity. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Interpret drawings and job instructions and determine sequence of operations
  • Prepare machine for operation including lubrication, routine maintenance and pre-operational checks
  • Check materials and tools required are at workstation
  • Perform required calculations 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined tool/cutter meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machined tool/cutter packed and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machining time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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 
    Set grinding machine. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Select and install required accessories and work holding fixtures
  • Select and mount grinding wheels
  • Dress and balance grinding wheels 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined tool/cutter meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machined tool/cutter packed and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machining time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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 
    Perform tool and cutter grinding operations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Start up and shut down grinding machine
  • Operate machine manually
  • Remove machined tool/cutter on completion of grinding process
  • Clean grinding machine 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range of tools and cutters for grinding covered in this standard must include side and face cutters; end mill; form relieved milling cutters; flat, vee and circular form tools and hobs; drills and reamers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined tool/cutter meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machined tool/cutter packed and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machining time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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 
    Apply quality checks on machined tool/cutter. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Select and prepare appropriate measuring equipment
  • Measure tool/cutter
  • Report non-conforming tools/cutters to appropriate personnel
  • Pack and store machined tool/cutter 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Measuring instruments include verniers, micrometers and dial gauges 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined tool/cutter meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machined tool/cutter packed and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machining time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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 
    Recognise and report problems, changes and/or malfunctions while operating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined tool/cutter meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machined tool/cutter packed and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machining time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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 
    Record information on work done. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Document conformance of tool/cutter to specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined tool/cutter meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machined tool/cutter packed and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machining time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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 
    Work safely with care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safe working practices include the use of guards, correct coolants and appropriate personal protective equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined tool/cutter meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machined tool/cutter packed and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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. Machining time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    2. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    3. Grinding wheels selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    4. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    5. Adjustments during grinding process are made quickly and appropriately
    6. Safe working practices are adhered to
    7. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The process of grinding - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Tool/cutter specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Machining time limits

    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 
    The 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. The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else. The learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    The learner 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 & functions of:
  • Tools and cutters for grinding
  • Main parts and functions of grinding machine
  • Machine controls
  • Accessories
  • Work holding fixtures
  • Grinding wheels
  • Measuring equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Common defects on tools and cutters

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Tools/cutters
  • Material types
  • Machining time limits

    Purpose of:
  • Grinding operations covered by this unit standard
  • Tools/cutters
  • Safety checks

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of selecting inappropriate accessories, work holding fixtures and grinding wheels
  • Implications of incorrect installation of accessories, work holding fixtures and grinding wheels
  • Implications of tool/cutter not meeting specifications, e.g. poor finishes, uneven surface textures, incorrect size
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. damaged or faulty equipment, allowing faulty processes to continue, delaying reports about changing conditions
  • Implications of not meeting machining time limits

    Procedures and techniques
  • Set up procedures for grinding machine
  • Grinding operations and procedures covered by this unit standard
  • Measuring procedures
  • Packing and storing procedures
  • Machine cleaning procedures
  • Recording and reporting procedures

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Applicable machining theory covering speeds and feeds, material properties and the underlying principles of tool and cutter grinding
  • Applicable mathematical concepts including geometry, trigonometry and algebra
  • Applicable underlying scientific concepts

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship of the tool/cutter to the machining process 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise problems while machining components and respond appropriately 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job requirements and set up machine appropriately 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the process and the machined component
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record outputs, incidents, measurements
  • Report incidents and conditions
  • Respond to questions or requests for more details 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand and explain machining theory and mathematical and scientific concepts underpinning the machining operation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • The relationship of the tool/cutter to the machining process and the purpose and uses of tools/cutters in the machining process 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 258676, which is "Grind tools and cutters used in engineering machining operations", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23256   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23279   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23281   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Tooling Manufacture  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    2. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 



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