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LEU029 - Transducers and actuators, theory and applications
Syllabus adopted 2013-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMEL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0110 Laboratory 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    
0210 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   20 Mar 2015 pm L,  14 Apr 2015 pm L,  20 Aug 2015 pm L

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Tekniklektor  Lennart Widén
Univ adjunkt  Bill Karlström


LEU028   Transducers and actuators, theory and applications

Course evaluation:


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

The courses Electrical circuits and Linear systems or equivalent competence.


A mechatronic system is typically equipped with one or more sensors which measure the state of the process being controlled. In order to influence the process electric, pneumatic or hydraulic actuators are used. The course aims to provide experience and knowledge of these components and their properties in a system.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • describe and explain the principle of sensors and actuators, common in the process industry,

  • use sensors for measuring different physical parameters,

  • use different signal converters,

  • do simple calculations in balanced three-phase systems,

  • do simple calculations on DC- and AC-motors.

  • Content

  • Sensors for measuring non-electric physical parameters.

  • Signal converting.

  • Different actuators, especially different electrical motors such as DC-, AC-, and stepping motors in theory and practice.

  • Drives for DC- and AC-motors.

  • Theory and practice of balanced three-face systems.

  • Organisation

    The course is given as lectures and classroom exercises and lab work.


    Literature will be announced at the home page of the course.


    Passed lab work and written exam.

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