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By Stuart Bennett

Following his ebook at the foundation of keep watch over engineering (1800-1930 (see separate entry), the writer now strains improvement in the course of the severe interval 1930-1955, extensively pointed out because the interval of 'classical' keep watch over concept. within the Thirties easy computerized regulate units have been built and utilized in procedure industries, as have been servos for the keep an eye on of plane and ships and amplifiers for the phone process and early desktops and so on. through the battle many disparate principles have been introduced jointly for the improvement of plane monitoring and reaction structures -- resulting in classical keep an eye on conception which ruled the sector in the course of the Nineteen Fifties. the principles have been additionally being laid for the creation of what we now time period 'modern' keep watch over theory.

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38 The Electrical*Review, CVIII (March 1931), p. , op. cit. 5 Chapter 2 Process control: technology and theory Prior to the World War [1914-1918], European instrument manufacturers held an important position in the field of industrial instrumentation. To apply automatic control to industrial processes at that time was a daring procedure. Today America leads the world in the art of industrial measurements, and European engineers who have come to our shores for the purpose of studying our methods have been astounded at the widespread use of automatic control equipment, and the simplicity and directness in which American industry solves its automatic control problems.

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It conceded, however, that a less intelligent operator with less training could perhaps be used with a fully automatic plant — an argument that was to be repeated many times —and that such a plant might be justified when low grade coal with great variation in quality was to be used. Clearly, automatic control is useful in difficult cases and it can reduce the effect of disturbances. 68 This argument, keep the environment and the input constant, is a seductive argument, but it results in solutions that simply transfer the problem elsewhere.

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