Embedded Control Systems
To achieve maximum efficiency in energy consumption, many modern heating and air-conditioning systems in large offices and factory buildings are computer controlled by embedded, or built-in, control systems called Programmable Logic Control or PLC.
Control systems are found in abundance in all sectors of industries: such as the quality control of manufactured products; automatic assembly lines; machine-tool controls; space technology; as well as weapon systems; computer control; transportation systems; power systems; robotics; and many other fields. Even such problems as inventory control and economic systems control may be approached from the theory of automation controls.
In recent years automatic control systems have become an increasingly important part of modern technology. It is a very strong problem solving discipline. There are a variety of computer systems that require sophisticated control strategies to achieve acceptable performance with in an uncertain environment.
Automatic control systems find increasing application in manufacturing, process industries, aircraft control, space research, navigation, biomedical engineering, etc. In a sense the advent of automatic control represents a second industrial revolution. Automatic control systems are physical systems which have dynamic behavior.
The study of control is not only concerned with engineering applications, but also extends to other areas like economics, business, and other political systems.
US-CONTROL: Control Systems
Industrial Boiler Control Package
Real Control Systems
SCADA Irrigation Management Systems
Total Quality Management