This unit covers diagnosing and rectifying faults in systems controlling servo and drives. The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting technical data, applying knowledge of servo/stepper drives operating parameters to logical fault finding processes, implementing fault rectification, safety and functional testing and reporting work activities and outcomes.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

UEENEEE104A - Solve problems in d.c. circuits

UEENEEE105A - Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

UEENEEE107A - Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

UEENEEG006A - Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines

UEENEEG033A - Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

UEENEEG063A - Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations

UEENEEG101A - Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits

UEENEEG102A - Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

UEENEEG106A - Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

UEENEEI124A - Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems

UEENEEI148A - Solve problems in single phase electronic power control circuits

UEENEEI149A - Solve problems in polyphase electronic power control 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: - servomechanism terminology and concepts; - difference between an open loop and a closed loop system; - differences in operation between types of servomechanism systems; - causes of hunting; - inspection, testing, and alignment of a servomechanism system; - common faults their symptoms and causes, and; - programming and configuration of a PLC driven servo system.

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