Electric drives

Description

Electromechanical systems that utilise electric motors to control the movement and processes of electrical machinery.

Alternative labels

electric-powered drives
multi motor drive
electrical drives
group motor drive
single-motor drive
electrically-powered drives

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Electric drives is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Electromechanical engineering technician: Electromechanical engineering technicians collaborate with electromechanical engineers in the development of electromechanical equipment. Electromechanical engineering technicians are responsible for building, installing, testing, monitoring, and maintaining the electromechanical equipment, circuits and systems. They test this by the use of test instruments such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters. Electromechanical engineering technicians also use soldering equipment and hand tools to repair electromechanical equipment.
Electromechanical engineer: Electromechanical engineers design and develop equipment and machinery that use both electrical and mechanical technology. They make draughts and prepare documents detailing the material requisitions, the assembly process and other technical specifications. Electromechanical engineers also test and evaluate the prototypes. They oversee the manufacturing process.

Optional knowledge

Electric drives is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Electrical equipment inspector: Electrical equipment inspectors check finished electrical products for physical defects and faulty electrical connections. They record inspection results and send faulty assemblies back to production.
Electromechanical drafter: Electromechanical drafters draw and create blueprints together with electromechanical engineers. They interpret the specifications and requirements made by the engineer and design electromechanical equipment and components.
Bicycle mechanic: Bicycle mechanics maintain and repair a variety of bicycle models and component parts. They may perform customized alterations, according to their client’s preferences.
Electrical equipment assembler: Electrical equipment assemblers are responsible for the assembly of electrical equipment. They assemble product components and wiring according to the blueprints.
Robotics engineering technician: Robotics engineering technicians collaborate with engineers in the development of robotic devices and applications through a combination of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, and computer engineering. Robotics engineering technicians build, test, install and calibrate robotic equipment.
Electrical engineer: Electrical engineers design and develop electrical systems, electrical equipment, components, motors, and equipment with the feature of energy transmission. They engage in large scale projects such as the design and maintenance of power stations, and the distribution of power to smaller applications such as household appliances.
Electrical engineering technician: Electrical engineering technicians work together with electrical engineers in electrical engineering research. They perform technical tasks and aid in the designing, testing, manufacturing and operation of electrical devices and facilities.

Drafter: Drafters prepare and create technical drawings using a special software or manual techniques, to show how something is built or works.
Electrical equipment production supervisor: Electrical equipment production supervisors coordinate, plan and direct the production process of electrical equipment. They manage labourers working on the production line, oversee the quality of the assembled goods, and perform cost and resource management.

 


 

References

  1. Electric drives – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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