The role of measurement in the development of industrial automation
This is a reissue of a paper which appeared in ACTA IMEKO 1967, Proceedings of the 4th International Measurement Congress, 1967, Warsaw, vol. 1, pp. 37-50.
The paper sets a frame on the role of measurement and control as critical tools to support the automation of manufacturing processes. In this perspective three main requirements for measurement are discussed, i.e., to identify where automation can be most profitably used; to investigate individual process behaviors and hence to formulate process control strategies; and finally to perform quality control of products.
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