Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Automatic Control by Microprocessors

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Joseph L. Pentecost

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291009.ch1

Proceedings of the 40th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issues 1/2

Proceedings of the 40th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issues 1/2

How to Cite

Pentecost, J. L. (1980) Fundamentals of Automatic Control by Microprocessors, in Proceedings of the 40th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issues 1/2 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291009.ch1

Author Information

  1. Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Ga. 30332

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1980

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373811

Online ISBN: 9780470291009

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Keywords:

  • potentiometers;
  • transistor;
  • experimentations;
  • microprocessor;
  • uncontrollable

Summary

The development of computer control for glass-making furnaces from analog to digital computers and finally to microprocessors is given. The economics of fuel saving, environmental control, scrap control, and inventory supervision as justification for installing microprocessor controls are discussed.