Control elements, actuators, and displays

  • Louis C. Westphal
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 635)

Abstract

The reverse operation of computer data gathering is information output, particularly data display and control commands. We look in this section at the interface aspects of these — the transduction of the computer words to signals appropriate for operating valves, moving dials, running motors, etc. In this context, a control element is a device such as a valve, an actuator is a motor or solenoid that opens and closes the valve, and a display is an indicator on the operator’s console.

Keywords

Combustion Torque Petroleum Steam Gravel 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis C. Westphal
    • 1
  1. 1.University of QueenslandAustralia

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