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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set industrial rubber manufacturing equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13196  Set industrial rubber manufacturing equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  14 
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 
Learners who are involved in setting industrial rubber manufacturing equipment require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners can start up and run a new or modified line of rubber product. They will understand how this process differs from running normal production and how it is achieved. This will include setting up the equipment, making necessary adjustments, and identifying and resolving problems experienced.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Industrial Rubber Manufacturing (Mixing, Extruding, Moulding or Calendaring) (NQF level 4) and related qualifications. 

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 producing product in an industrial rubber manufacturing skills area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Operate industrial rubber manufacturing equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.

    The learner should be able to work with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.

    Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for activity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Planning and preparing includes collecting job cards, schedules, determining job requirements, planning the process and collecting the necessary tools and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. Product meets specifications
    2. Equipment is set up to specifications
    3. Documentation is completed and processed, and reports made
    4. The person who will continue with the process knows what to do

    Indicators

    1. Quality checks are conducted
    2. Layout of appropriate materials and equipment is made
    3. Problems are responded to in a timely manner
    4. Work station is clean and tidy
    5. Tools are used appropriately in setting up activities
    6. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used
    7. Appropriate calculations are performed to arrive at required process settings and material mixes
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Responding to `what if` and` why` questions related to:
  • Equipment set up procedures
  • Calculations
  • Changeover process
  • Consequences of poor planning, poor practices and incorrect settings
  • Responding to emergencies 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set and start up machine and adjust machine settings. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Services include pneumatics, hydraulics, water and electricity
  • Emergencies include power failures, fire and temperature overruns 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. Product meets specifications
    2. Equipment is set up to specifications
    3. Documentation is completed and processed, and reports made
    4. The person who will continue with the process knows what to do

    Indicators

    1. Quality checks are conducted
    2. Layout of appropriate materials and equipment is made
    3. Problems are responded to in a timely manner
    4. Work station is clean and tidy
    5. Tools are used appropriately in setting up activities
    6. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used
    7. Appropriate calculations are performed to arrive at required process settings and material mixes
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Responding to `what if` and` why` questions related to:
  • Equipment set up procedures
  • Calculations
  • Changeover process
  • Consequences of poor planning, poor practices and incorrect settings
  • Responding to emergencies 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct quality check on products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quality checks include dimensions, mass, density and shape requirements for specific materials, product properties, leaks, surface finish, hardness, colour, printing and welding, relevant laboratory tests, tensile, tear, impact, hardness, stress cracking resistance 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. Product meets specifications
    2. Equipment is set up to specifications
    3. Documentation is completed and processed, and reports made
    4. The person who will continue with the process knows what to do

    Indicators

    1. Quality checks are conducted
    2. Layout of appropriate materials and equipment is made
    3. Problems are responded to in a timely manner
    4. Work station is clean and tidy
    5. Tools are used appropriately in setting up activities
    6. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used
    7. Appropriate calculations are performed to arrive at required process settings and material mixes
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Responding to `what if` and` why` questions related to:
  • Equipment set up procedures
  • Calculations
  • Changeover process
  • Consequences of poor planning, poor practices and incorrect settings
  • Responding to emergencies 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and resolve problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. Product meets specifications
    2. Equipment is set up to specifications
    3. Documentation is completed and processed, and reports made
    4. The person who will continue with the process knows what to do

    Indicators

    1. Quality checks are conducted
    2. Layout of appropriate materials and equipment is made
    3. Problems are responded to in a timely manner
    4. Work station is clean and tidy
    5. Tools are used appropriately in setting up activities
    6. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used
    7. Appropriate calculations are performed to arrive at required process settings and material mixes
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Responding to `what if` and` why` questions related to:
  • Equipment set up procedures
  • Calculations
  • Changeover process
  • Consequences of poor planning, poor practices and incorrect settings
  • Responding to emergencies 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete changeover process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Hand-over to operator
  • Clean and return tools and equipment
  • Clean up and return equipment to stores
  • Report completion of work 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Changeover includes any activity related to moving over from a setting operation to full production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. Product meets specifications
    2. Equipment is set up to specifications
    3. Documentation is completed and processed, and reports made
    4. The person who will continue with the process knows what to do

    Indicators

    1. Quality checks are conducted
    2. Layout of appropriate materials and equipment is made
    3. Problems are responded to in a timely manner
    4. Work station is clean and tidy
    5. Tools are used appropriately in setting up activities
    6. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used
    7. Appropriate calculations are performed to arrive at required process settings and material mixes
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Responding to `what if` and` why` questions related to:
  • Equipment set up procedures
  • Calculations
  • Changeover process
  • Consequences of poor planning, poor practices and incorrect settings
  • Responding to emergencies 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete and process applicable documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. Product meets specifications
    2. Equipment is set up to specifications
    3. Documentation is completed and processed, and reports made
    4. The person who will continue with the process knows what to do

    Indicators

    1. Quality checks are conducted
    2. Layout of appropriate materials and equipment is made
    3. Problems are responded to in a timely manner
    4. Work station is clean and tidy
    5. Tools are used appropriately in setting up activities
    6. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used
    7. Appropriate calculations are performed to arrive at required process settings and material mixes
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Responding to `what if` and` why` questions related to:
  • Equipment set up procedures
  • Calculations
  • Changeover process
  • Consequences of poor planning, poor practices and incorrect settings
  • Responding to emergencies 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Report on production of new or modified line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. Product meets specifications
    2. Equipment is set up to specifications
    3. Documentation is completed and processed, and reports made
    4. The person who will continue with the process knows what to do

    Indicators

    1. Quality checks are conducted
    2. Layout of appropriate materials and equipment is made
    3. Problems are responded to in a timely manner
    4. Work station is clean and tidy
    5. Tools are used appropriately in setting up activities
    6. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used
    7. Appropriate calculations are performed to arrive at required process settings and material mixes
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Responding to `what if` and` why` questions related to:
  • Equipment set up procedures
  • Calculations
  • Changeover process
  • Consequences of poor planning, poor practices and incorrect settings
  • Responding to emergencies 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems relating to starting up and running a new line of product 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. Product meets specifications
    2. Equipment is set up to specifications
    3. Documentation is completed and processed, and reports made
    4. The person who will continue with the process knows what to do

    Indicators

    1. Quality checks are conducted
    2. Layout of appropriate materials and equipment is made
    3. Problems are responded to in a timely manner
    4. Work station is clean and tidy
    5. Tools are used appropriately in setting up activities
    6. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used
    7. Appropriate calculations are performed to arrive at required process settings and material mixes
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Responding to `what if` and` why` questions related to:
  • Equipment set up procedures
  • Calculations
  • Changeover process
  • Consequences of poor planning, poor practices and incorrect settings
  • Responding to emergencies 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. Product meets specifications
    2. Equipment is set up to specifications
    3. Documentation is completed and processed, and reports made
    4. The person who will continue with the process knows what to do

    Indicators

    1. Quality checks are conducted
    2. Layout of appropriate materials and equipment is made
    3. Problems are responded to in a timely manner
    4. Work station is clean and tidy
    5. Tools are used appropriately in setting up activities
    6. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used
    7. Appropriate calculations are performed to arrive at required process settings and material mixes
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Responding to `what if` and` why` questions related to:
  • Equipment set up procedures
  • Calculations
  • Changeover process
  • Consequences of poor planning, poor practices and incorrect settings
  • Responding to emergencies 


  • 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 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 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Rubber production materials
  • Parts, controls, instruments and equipment
  • Measurements and units of measurement
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic, heating (including steam) cooling, electrical systems
  • Mould / die, product

    2. Purpose of:
  • Product changeovers
  • Health and safety procedures
  • Procedures, including quality procedures

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Materials to be processed
  • Materials used for equipment, machines and tooling
  • Attributes of the product
  • Properties and characteristics of tools and equipment, services

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) related to correct and incorrect production equipment setting

    5. Processes and events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Temperature and state changes
  • Pressure changes
  • Oil temperature changes
  • Calibration process
  • Product mass
  • Impact of settings on product cost
  • Things going wrong:
  • Accidents
  • Power and service failure
  • Wrong or poorly prepared material
  • Poor planning procedures
  • Change of plan or schedules

    6. Categories:
  • Materials
  • Faults
  • Machines and equipment

    7. Procedures and techniques:
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Company
  • Installation and removal
  • Setting and running
  • Shutting down
  • Internal ordering (requisition)

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Regulations
  • Related to safety and health
  • Appropriate to the product
  • Agreements, etc
  • Provisions of applicable acts

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Temperature, changes of state, melt properties
  • Pressure, torque, viscosity, fluid dynamics
  • Electricity, current, power, resistance, circuits, components
  • Behaviour of gases, fluids and solids
  • Pressure, vacuum

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • Pre- and post-processes related to the material properties
  • Relationship between materials, process and environment
  • Environmental influences on quality
  • Relationship between materials, processes and final product 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identify product faults related to setting and undertake appropriate action.
  • Identify and correct conditions or practices which will damage or reduce the life of the machinery and equipment.
  • Identify conditions or practices that will impact on the properties of the material to be processed or the end-product performance and correct. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with workgroup members to effect efficient and problem-free change over and set ups. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Prepare, plan and sequence events and procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Record and categorise problems, faults and down times related to settings and changeovers
  • Collect and record changes to settings 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Request or instruct workgroup members and associated people to co-ordinate and effect settings or changeovers.
  • Report on the impact of settings on the performance of the process equipment and the properties of the material and end-product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Relate physics principles such as torque, friction, heat, flow and to the implications of these for setting and installation.
  • Analyse collected data for possible solutions to problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Solutions to problems reflect an awareness that setting forms the key to quality, output and cost-effectiveness.
  • The relationship of time taken for changeovers or setting and production cost factors.
  • Relate the role of the equipment setting team to the broader manufacturing process. 

  • 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 
    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  23259   National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 



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