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control system

n.
A mechanical, optical, or electronic system that is used to maintain a desired output.
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Noun1.control system - a system for controlling the operation of another system
closed loop, closed-loop system - a control system with a feedback loop that is active
servo, servomechanism, servosystem - control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
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Depending on the type of task, the control loop will act as a mechanism for the optimization of known methods or as a learning mechanism to gain control of matters that lack the necessary background information.
Though there are no formal prerequisites, he says that a basic understanding of the distillation unit operation and process control loop concepts would be helpful.
In these cases there are not larger member of independent SISO (single-variable) control loop.
The tuning of a control loop is an important part of maintaining an efficient process.
PlantTriage continually monitors and performs 60 assessments of performance for every control loop in the plant; the message distills those 60 assessments into one text message or diagnostic.
Craig Dennis, a product manager for standard and power control products at Watlow, says the integrated control loop provides users with several types of advantages through its method of combining multiple control functions into one single package.
Working with Embridge and IDEAS, a Canadian engineering company, specifications were written for commissioning the first 14-inch valve and checking out its control loop at the La Belleza Station.
The software includes a Proportional Integral Derivative-type control loop for controlling actual rate of change (psi/sec) vs.
The model of the accepted control loop (see Figure 1 for a schematic representation) incorporates some ideas recently developed by Bandura (1991) and Locke (1991).
The collaboration extends Control Station's reach to manufacturers located in the South Pacific region and positions the company to capture greater share of the global control loop performance monitoring market.