Process Control

What is Process Control?

Process control is the act of controlling a process in order to produce a desired result. In manufacturing, process control refers to the use of automation and control systems to maintain and adjust the various processes that are used to produce goods. This can include processes such as material handling, assembly, testing, and packaging.

Process control systems use sensors and other monitoring devices to measure key process variables, such as temperature, pressure, flow rate, and chemical composition. This data is then used to control the various process variables, such as adjusting the flow of raw materials or adjusting the speed of a conveyor belt.

There are several types of process control systems, including continuous control systems, batch control systems, and discrete control systems. The type of control system used depends on the nature of the process being controlled.

Process control is important because it helps organizations to produce goods consistently and efficiently, and to maintain quality standards. It also helps to improve safety, reduce waste and variability, and increase productivity.

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