NZQA registered unit standard 253 version 5 Page 1 of 4

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NZQA registered unit standard
253 version 5
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Title
Operate the injection moulding machine
Level
2
Credits
6
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate
knowledge of the construction of an injection moulding
machine; start up and shut down an injection moulding
machine and ancillary equipment that have been pre-set; and
operate an injection moulding process.
Classification
Plastics Processing Technology > Injection Moulding
Available grade
Achieved
Entry information
Recommended skills
and knowledge
Unit 252, Perform process operations for injection moulding;
and Unit 23129, Process and use plastics materials; or
demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.
Explanatory notes
1
All work practices must meet enterprise health and safety requirements.
2
Definitions
Enterprise – an organisation where training and/or assessment is taking place,
and/or where the trainee is employed.
Enterprise procedure – actions which comply with the policies, systems, and
directives in a particular enterprise. Enterprise procedure must comply with the
requirements of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, and subsequent
amendments.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Demonstrate knowledge of the construction of an injection moulding machine.
Evidence requirements
1.1
Injection moulding machine components and ancillary equipment are identified,
and their purpose is described in accordance with enterprise procedures.
Competenz
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NZQA registered unit standard
Range
1.2
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components – controls, safety features, clamping unit, injection
unit, ejection unit, power unit, frame.
Machine services are identified, and their purpose and controls are described in
accordance with enterprise procedures.
Range
machine services – power, water, compressed air.
Outcome 2
Start up and shut down an injection moulding machine and ancillary equipment that have
been pre-set.
Range
evidence must be demonstrated for two different production runs.
Evidence requirements
2.1
Raw material for moulding is verified against job specification and enterprise
loading procedures are followed.
Range
2.2
Work area is cleared and cleaned to ensure safe operating conditions in
accordance with enterprise procedures.
Range
2.3
work area includes but is not limited to – floors, stairs, platforms,
machine surfaces, ledges, intake and output areas, hand tools.
evidence is required for at least three.
Injection moulding machine and ancillary equipment start-up is performed in
accordance with enterprise procedures.
Range
2.4
loading procedures includes but is not limited to – hopper
cleaning, cleaning and fitting a hopper magnet, hopper loading
system;
evidence is required for at least two.
ancillary equipment includes but is not limited to – hot runner
controller, mould heater, mould chiller, hopper loader, hopper
dryer, robot, conveyor, granulator, hand cutter, knife cutter;
evidence is required for at least two.
Injection moulding machine and ancillary equipment shut-down is performed in
accordance with enterprise procedure.
Range
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ancillary equipment may include – hot runner controller, mould
heater, mould chiller, hopper loader, hopper dryer, robot,
conveyor, granulator, hand cutter, knife cutter;
evidence is required for at least two.
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Outcome 3
Operate an injection moulding process.
Evidence requirements
3.1
Process operations are performed, and quality inspection procedures are
consistently applied, to products in accordance with enterprise procedure.
process operations includes – product removal, product finishing,
production cycle preparation;
products may include – critical finish products, multi-surface
products, multi-cavity products, inserted products, high output
products, products requiring trimming or finishing at the machine,
products requiring labelling at the machine, products requiring
complex packaging at the machine;
evidence is required for at least two different products.
Range
3.2
Production recording is maintained over the period of the production run in
accordance with enterprise procedures.
Range
examples of production recording may be a run sheet or a print out
of electronic data entry.
Planned review date
31 December 2017
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
28 April 1993
31 December 2013
Revision
2
13 February 1997
31 December 2013
Review
3
23 January 1998
31 December 2013
Review
4
24 August 2006
N/A
Review
5
21 March 2013
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0134
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Competenz
SSB Code 101571
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NZQA registered unit standard
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Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The
CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing
to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors
and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Competenz [email protected] if you wish to suggest changes to
the content of this unit standard.
Competenz
SSB Code 101571
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