Outcome 2: Investigate methods used to programme industrial robots


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.

Assessment Criteria

To achieve tbis outcome a student must demonstrate the ability to: