control system is a device or set of devices to manage
There are two common classes of control systems, with many variations and combinations: logic or sequential controls, and feedback or linear controls. There is also fuzzy logic, which attempts to combine some of the design simplicity of logic with the utility of linear control. Some devices or systems are inherently not controllable.
Automation is defined as 'the creation and application of technology to monitor and control the production and delivery of products and services.'
Glass fiber optics
Fiberglass is a material consisting of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass.
Plastic fiber optics
Plastic optical fiber (POF) (or Polymer optical fiber) is an optical fiber which is made out of plastic. Traditionally PMM (acrylic) is the core material, and fluorinated polymers are the cladding material. Plastic fiber optics is much larger in diameter which results in lower data rates making it most suitable for high bandwidth signal transmission over short distances. Unlike glass, plastic fiber can easily be cut and bent to fit in hard-to-reach places and the larger core also allows for slightly damaged fiber to work. Plastic fiber products are most commonly used in medical, automotive, home networks, as well as digital audio and video interfaces.
A flexible Videoscope or Video Borescope is an advanced type of borescope that houses a very small CCD chip embedded into the tip of the scope. The video image is relayed from the distal tip and focusable lens assembly back to the display via internal wiring. This is unlike a traditional borescope and fiberscope.
borescope is an optical device consisting of a rigid or flexible tube with an eyepiece on one end, an objective lens on the other linked together by a relay optical system in between. The optical system is usually surrounded by optical fibers used for illumination of the remote object.
fiberscope is a flexible fiber optic bundle with an eyepiece at one end, and a lens at the other.
Automation is the use of control systems and information technologies to reduce the need for human work in the production of goods and services. Industrial automation is the use of robotic devices to complete manufacturing tasks. In this day and age of computers, industrial automation is becoming increasingly important in the manufacturing process because computerized or robotic machines are capable of handling repetitive tasks quickly and efficiently. Machines used in industrial automation are also capable of completing mundane tasks that are not desirable to workers. In addition, the company can save money because it does not need to pay for expensive benefits for this specialized machinery. There are both pros and cons for a company when it comes to industrial automation.
photoelectric sensor, or photoeye, is a device used to detect the distance, absence, or presence of an object by using a light transmitter, often infrared, and a photoelectric receiver. They are used extensively in industrial manufacturing.
Ultrasonic level sensors
Ultrasonic sensors work on a principle similar to radar or sonar which evaluates attributes of a target by interpreting the echoes from radio or sound waves respectively. Ultrasonic sensors generate high frequency sound waves and evaluate the echo which is received back by the sensor.