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GATE AUTOMATION SAQA Unit Standard - 244322

Course Duration – 5 Days – 4 Credits

Demonstrate an Understanding of Gate Automation


Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1

Identify general requirements for gate automation.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

The requirements of gate automation are identified and prioritised in terms of convenience, security and safety.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Methods of gate automation are described in terms of the advantages, disadvantages and limitations.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Methods of gate automation may include but are not limited to sliding gates and swing gates.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

The duty cycle of an automated gate is explained in terms of application.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

The differences between domestic and industrial gate automation are explained to highlight requirements.


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2

Describe basic mechanical principles used in gate automation.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

The mechanical principles of gate automation are explained in terms of their effects.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Mechanical principles of gate automation may include but are not limited to Force, Mass, Inertia, Acceleration, Speed, Momentum, Torque vs Power, Friction, Wear, Levers, Linkages, Shafts, Journals, Pulleys, Sprockets, Gears, Gearboxes, Lubrication, Clutches, Brakes, Hydraulic systems, Electromechanical systems, Linear Magnetic systems.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Gate design and construction considerations are described in terms of automation requirements.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Drive systems and linkages used in gate automation are described in terms of their operation and applicability.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Drive systems may include but are not limited to Rack and pinion, Chain and sprocket, Friction wheel, Cable, Direct Rotary operation, Indirect rotary operation, Driven wheel, Linear magnetic, Linear actuators.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3

Explain gate automation functions.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Gate automation safety mechanisms are explained in terms of safety, operation and application.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Safety mechanisms may include but are not limited to Inherent and External mechanisms.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Gate automation override methods are described in terms of operation and application.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Override methods may include but are not limited to Mechanical and electronic methods.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Gate automation position control is described in terms of operation and application.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Position control includes but is not limited to Electro-magnetic and electronic methods.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Gate automation locking mechanisms are described with examples.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Locking mechanisms may include but are not limited to Internal and External mechanisms.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5

Methods of gate activation are described in terms of application.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Methods of gate activation may include but are not limited to RF remote systems, (Binary, coded and KEELOQ), Cell phone activation, intercoms, keypads, Proximity readers and switches.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6

Common gate automation features are described in terms of operational requirements.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

•  Features may include but are not limited to Auto Close of gate, Pedestrian Opening, Standard operation, Reverse operation, High Security operation, Pillar light switching, Anti crushing safety.

• Operational requirements may include but are not limited to manufacturer's specifications, client requirements and legislative requirements.

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