Chapter 23. Evolution of Process Controls Toward Factory Automation
- William Smothers
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1986 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12
How to Cite
Stefanac, D. R. and Klager, J. R. (1986) Evolution of Process Controls Toward Factory Automation, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch23
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1986
Print ISBN: 9780470374696
Online ISBN: 9780470320365
Starting with the early techniques to determine temperature, instrumentation has been developed to measure and control temperatures and related variables. This study of the evolution of process control instrumentation will describe advances up through today and indicate future trends. This paper does not describe specific products, but rather, it highlights common techniques which were and still are used in industrial instrumentation. The development of new instrumentation is driven by the need to provide higher quality products at lower cost. Process controls that provide higher accuracy, repeatability and fewer opportunities for error offer the greatest opportunity to improve quality and productivity.