Outcome 2: Investigate methods used to programme industrial
Programming methods: task programming, manual data input, teach programming, explicit
programming, goal-directed programming.
Facilities: conditional loops, datum shifts, location shifts, interrupts, peripheral
communications, TCP off-sets, canned cycles, macros.
Industrial tasks: welding, assembly, machining, gluing, surface coating, machine loading.
Set-up and program execution: programme/location input, start-up inter-locking, programme
testing, fine tuning, automatic operation.
To achieve tbis outcome a student must demonstrate the ability to:
- describe common programming methods
- describe the facilities available in a structured robot program
- generate a robot program to simulate an industrial task using a structured technical language
- demonstrate the ability to set up the robot and execute the program so that the robot
functions safely and efficiently.