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A signal having the characteristic of being continuous and changing smoothly over a given range, rather than switching suddenly between certain levels.
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
Using computers to operate and control machines and processes to manufacture a product.
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
A company-wide management philosophy for planning, integration, and implementation of automation.
A conductor wrapped around an iron core. The two ends of the conductor are attached to a power source. When current passes through the conductor, the iron core becomes magnetized.
A diagram that shows step-by-step progression through a procedure or system especially using connecting lines and a set of conventional symbols.
Device that combines hydrogen, or other fuels, and oxygen and produces electricity in the process.
An improvement of an existing technological product, system, or method of doing something.
The place at which independent and often unrelated systems meet and act on or communicate with each other.
A new product, system, or process that has never existed before, created by study and experimentation.
A negative temperature coefficient, also known as a thermistor, is a sensitive resistor whose primary function is to exhibit a change in electric resistance with a change in temperature.
A control system that has no means for comparing the output with input for control purposes. An open-loop system often requires human intervention.
A photo-sensitive resistor whose resistance decreases as the light striking the unit increases.
A device that responds to a physical stimulus (as heat, light, sound, pressure, magnetism, or a particular motion) and transmits a resulting impulse (as for measurement or operating a control).
A group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements or parts that function together as a whole to accomplish a goal.
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