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

Describe material flow in the manufacture of textiles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7176  Describe material flow in the manufacture of textiles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Textiles 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-07-04  2009-07-04  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-07-04   2013-07-04  

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 
Learners credited with this standard will be able to describe material flow, identify and respond to emergency conditions, maintain flow of materials, respond to abnormal conditions and verify faults. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Appropriate credits from Textiles Qualification NQF Level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This standard applies to processes involving the manufacturing of polymers, fibres, yarns and fabrics and includes the preparation, dyeing, printing and finishing.

Applies to processes within a discontinuous or continuous system. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe material flow 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Materials, processes and routes are correctly identified in terms of accepted industry and company process flows. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Constraints are identified, monitored and rectified to keep production rates and stock levels consistent with production plans and company policies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Quality standards are monitored against quality specifications and rectified according to company standard procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Performance of machines (or series of machines) is optimised to achieve minimum company and industry performance standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Process and production reports are accurately compiled using correct terminology and submitted according to standard reporting procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Machine, process and product faults are correctly identified against company and industry norms. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Machine, process and product faults are correctly reported, using correct terminology, and rectified appropriately. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Material wastage is monitored at specified intervals and responded to according to company standard procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and respond to emergency conditions 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Machine stoppages are identified and responded to in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Temperature fluctuations are responded to according to the control mechanism procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Fire breakout is identified and responded to in compliance with company fire procedure and legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Service supply fluctuations and interruptions are identified and responded to according to company procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Machine and project jams are identified and appropriate action taken in accordanct with machine manufacturers procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Working signals are responded to where appropriate. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Machine breakdowns are accurately recorded and reported using correct terminology and repairs monitored against company time-scales. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Steam, water and service supply fluctuations and interruptions are identified and responded to according to company procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Maintain materials flow 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Flow of materials is monitored and adjustments are made to maintain the production plan and machine efficiencies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Material flow from process point to process point is monitored and adjustments are made to maintain the production plan and machine efficiencies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Quality, quantity and identity of input materials from previous processes are assessed against product specifications and production plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Flow of materials is planned and confirmed according to production plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Machine setting variables are monitored against machine and production specifications and rectified according to manufacturers procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify and respond to abnormal process conditions and demands 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Visual changes, including colour, lustre, hairliness, dimensions, texture are responded to in accordance with company standard procedures and industry best practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Machine and process settings are adjusted to cater for process changes and to maintain process specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Urgent oders are responded to in accordance with planning instructions and processing requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Abnormal cleaning requirements are carried out in accordance with processingrequirements and industry norms. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Changes to staff compliments are identified and appropriate action executed to maintain production and efficiency levels. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Unexpected changes are appropriately responded to within parameters of standard company procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Diagnose and verify machine faults 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Machine noise changes are recognised and responded to according to machine and company maintenance procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Speed changes are recognised and responded to according to machine and company maintenance procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Faulty components are correctly identified and reported using correct terminology and responded to according to machine and company maintenance procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Appropriate action is taken depending on the extent of the faults by following machine manufacturers, company and safety procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Machine leakage is monitored and responded to according to company safety, quality and maintenance standards. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Appropriate ETQAs within the Engineering Manufacturing and Technology field and the Education and Training Board for the Textile Industry will accredit providers and assessors. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Learners will engage with the following knowledge components:
  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of processes including machine capabilities and limitations.
  • Interpret production processes.
  • Identify applicable customer requirements as it applies to specifications.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supply and demand.
  • Identify and explain the properties and characteristics of materials used in the manufacture of polymer, fibre, yarn or fabric.
  • Explain the cause and effect as it relates to the monitoring and maintaining of processes.
  • Apply various trouble shooting techniques.
  • Identify and explain the properties and characteristics of materials used in dyeing and printing processes. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems to make sure all emergency conditions are identified as appropriate to the emergency and responded to as applicable. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to the flow of materials from previous processes to future processes is optimised. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise, analyse and evaluate information to optimise the requirements of specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to aid the flow of instructions from the requirements of the specification to the needs of the customer. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand the world as being made up of a set of related systems where it is recognised that problems do not occur in isolation and changes in relation to noise, speed and other variables are responded to appropriately. 

    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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    1. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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