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Closed-Loop Control System

Types of Control Systems

In this article, I’m going to talk about the types of control systems. Now why is that important? The importance of a Control System comes into play when we’re concerned about the design of a control system. A System Design Engineer must keep in mind the following before designing any system.

  • Robustness
  • Simplicity
  • Economy
  • Sensitivity to disturbances

At the end of this article, we’ll find out how the above mentioned factors are affected by the type of control system we choose.


Basic Control System

Introduction to Automation

The term ‘Automation’ typically refers to an automatic control system(s) used to perform a specific task. The nature of these systems and tasks depends on different processes involved in any plant or industry. It’s a vast area for discussion and I’ll be talking about the applications of control systems in my future posts but before that, let’s discuss some basic knowledge regarding Control Systems.