Fitting and Turning

Fitters and turners manufacture and construct components for machinery and use power operated tools such as lathes, milling- and drilling machines.

They are also responsible for the mechanical maintenance of all machinery and the assembling and fitting of new components and equipment.

The fitting and turning trade is a dual trade. They do exactly the same training as a fitter. They are then required to do an extra six weeks turning.

It comprises the following:

  • Maintain a lathe
  • Operate a lathe
  • Plan a turning work-piece
  • Turn a coupling pin and bush
  • Maintain a milling machine
  • Plan a milling work-piece
  • Mill a keyway and hexagon

The six weeks training is scheduled either after basics or advanced as arranged by the company. It could also be done just before final training.

The final training is sixteen weeks.

The following modules/unit standards are done during training:

Basic Training
  • Hand Tools:
    Reading of engineering drawings
    Use of measuring instruments and marking off of materials
    Using a drilling machine, grinder, welding machine and oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Make and fit a key
  • File and saw a workpiece
  • Drill and tap holes
  • Make up a pipe system
  • Overhaul valves
  • Maintain and align couplings
  • Tension and align V-belts
  • Lift and move equipment
Advanced Training
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Principles of hydraulics
  • Line up a fluid drive coupling
  • Overhaul hydraulic brakes
  • Overhaul an electromagnetic brake
  • Maintain clutches
  • Maintain gearboxes
  • Overhaul a multi-stage centrifugal pump
Final Training

During Final Training, learners receive intensive training to prepare them for the Trade Test. Training during this period includes all modules/unit standards trained in during the Basic, Advanced training phases.

For more information and specific modules/unit standards, please feel free to contact UMF-TC’s engineering (administration) Department.

Any part of the course can also be done as per client specification.

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