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Control technology: That is how it works

Control technology is an important component in the world of automation. In control technology input values determine the performance of outputs, often by means of an interposed actuator. As opposed to feedback control technology the output value is not returned to the input by the controller. Switching signals are usually processed digitally or binarily in control technology. The transmission of measured values such as pressure and temperature is usually made via analogue signals. Digital protocols are, however, more and more often used since they are less prone to interference.

Application examples of control technology

Control technology is a relevant element in automation technology and is used in almost all applications such as:

  • Machine control in industrial and manufacturing processes
  • Time-programmed controls of traffic lights
  • Controllers in building management systems (e.g. control of blinds or light)

Principally there are hardly any technical processes today in industry and in domestic areas that work without any controls. That has to do with the applications that are becoming more and more complex and that have individual requirements on technology.

Control technology at Automation24

In the range of Automation24 you can find various articles from the field of controllers. Branded quality and reliability are ensured by products from renowned manufacturers such as Siemens whose  LOGO! Mini controllers and products of the SIMATIC S7-1200 family are available in stock. Accessories such as LOGO! programming software can also be bought. On top of this you can find HMI operating panels as well as IO-Link items.

At Automation24 you find a large selection of products for control technology at very favourable prices. Select the right article for your individual application now.