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CAD/CAM: Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing by JR. - Department of Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University Emory W. Zimmers,, Mikell P. Groover

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Chapter 18Introduction

18.1 Introduction

The field of computer process control is closely associated with the process industries, such as chemicals production, oil refinery operations, and steelmaking. Many of the developments in this area have resulted from the collaborations of chemical engineers and electronics specialists. In this chapter we borrow from their accomplishments to present a survey of process control, with emphasis on how the digital computer is used in this area. In the discussion that follows we build on the presentation of Chapter 17 by assuming that the computer can be successfully interfaced to the manufacturing process.

In recent years, the use of the digital computer in process monitoring and control applications has ...

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