This unit covers the design of electrical machine drives and the layout of machinery for the efficient production of goods produced by automated equipment. It encompasses working safely, applying extensive knowledge of machine drives and equipment layout arrangements, their application, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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A student must complete one of the following pre-requisite options: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace; UEENEEE161A Analyse static and dynamic parameters of electrical equipment; UEENEEE162A Select drive components for electrical equipment design; UEENEEE163A Analyse materials for suitability in electrical equipment; UEENEEE126A Provide computational solutions to basic engineering problems, and; UEENEEE129A Solve electrotechnical engineering problems. OR UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace; UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits, and; UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits. OR UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus; UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace, and; UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits or UEENEEH169A Solve problems in basic electronic circuits.


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - materials used in machine drive shafts; - standard formulas and specifications to determine machine drive shaft sizes for power, deflection, torque, bending data, key sizes, spline size and pin size; - selection of power prime movers from manufacturers catalogues; - principles associated with systematic planning of material flow in a production process; - adaptation of systematic layout planning to a production process; - preparation of process layouts and materials flow patterns in a production process; - materials handling methods and unit load concepts; - types of materials handling systems, and; - design of materials handling systems and the factors that guide the final selection of a system.

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