Module Title:Drives and Actuators
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Module Aim: To provide the student with the knowledge to specify appropriate drive actuator type for a given application
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Define, describe and demonstrate the use of pneumatic and hydraulic actuators
LO2 Define, describe and demonstrate the use of mechanical actuators
LO3 Define, describe and demonstrate the use of electrical actuators
LO4 Employ an appropriate drive and actuator type for a given application and specify appropriate components
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Pneumatics and Hydraulics
Principles of pneumatics and hydraulics, Linear and rotary actuators
Mechanical Actuation
Chains, Cams, Gears, Belt Drives, Bearings
Electric Drives
Conventional DC motors, Induction Motors, Stepper Motors, Brushless Motors, Servo systems
Design considerations for given application areas
Problem specification, Advantages and disadvantages of electric motor and associated drives drive types
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Practical20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Various assessments to reinforce learnings given throughout the semester 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A set of regular practical exercises to complement the theory elements of the module 4 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End of Semester Examination 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Laboratory Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 9.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EERAS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automated Systems 3 Mandatory
CW_EERAS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Automated Systems 3 Mandatory