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MATE Module 15: Payloads and Actuators

MATE Module 15: Payloads and Actuators

This module from the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center introduces the concept of actuators as they are utilized on a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV. Electric, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators and the control of each are discussed. Students will learn to develop a connection diagram between the MATE ROV Control System and a motor actuator, describe methods used to suppress electrical switching transients while controlling actuators and develop a pneumatic and/or hydraulic control diagram for gripper control and build a simple gripper demonstrating that control. This page includes two PowerPoint files with the documents for in-class instruction.

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