The Programmed Approach in Control Systems

  • R. Doane
  • D. Holland


The basic principles that separate the programmed approach from more traditional direct approaches are discussed and examples given. The programmed approach is shown first in its application to sequential control of mechanical systems, and then briefly in its application to numerical controls. Finally, the limitations of the programmed approach are considered, and non-programmed alternatives briefly discussed.


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Further Reading

  1. 1.
    ‘Standard Programmable Machine Control Systems at Hydra-Matic’ by William S. Stone, presented at the 34th Annual Machine Tool Electrification Forum, Pittsburgh, Pen. 26/27th May, 1970.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    ‘Computer-aided Cycle Programming of a British-built Snyder Transfer Machine’ by A. W. Astrop Machinery 7th October, 1970.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    ‘Direct Numerical Control’ by Ian Fallows Instrument Practice February, 1971.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    ‘The Register Transfer Module Design Concept’ by Gordon Belland and John Grason. ComputerDesign May, 1971Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Doane
    • 1
  • D. Holland
    • 2
  1. 1.Digital Equipment CorporationMaynardUSA
  2. 2.Digital Equipment Company LimitedReadingUK

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