Control elements, actuators, and displays

  • L. C. Westphal


The reverse operation of computer data gathering is information output, particularly data display and control commands. We now look 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 which opens and closes the valve, and a display is an indicator on the operator’s console.


Stepper Motor Control Element Analog Converter Computer Word Actuator Motor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Westphal
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of QueenslandAustralia

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