2017-07-27T19:48:42+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Automaton, LonTalk, Electronic toll collection, Programmable logic controller, CAN bus, Warehouse management system, Linear motor, Test automation, Variable-frequency drive, Gas meter, Dry contact, Adjustable-speed drive, Technological unemployment flashcards


  • Automaton
    An automaton (pronunciation: /ɔːˈtɒmətən/)(plural: automata or automatons) is a self-operating machine, or a machine or control mechanism designed to follow automatically a predetermined sequence of operations, or respond to predetermined instructions.
  • LonTalk
    LonTalk is a protocol optimized for control.
  • Electronic toll collection
    Electronic toll collection (ETC) aims to eliminate the delay on toll roads by collecting tolls electronically.
  • Programmable logic controller
    A programmable logic controller (PLC), or programmable controller is an industrial digital computer which has been ruggedised and adapted for the control of manufacturing processes, such as assembly lines, or robotic devices, or any activity that requires high reliability control and ease of programming and process fault diagnosis.
  • CAN bus
    A Controller Area Network (CAN bus) is a vehicle bus standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other in applications without a host computer.
  • Warehouse management system
    A warehouse management system (WMS) is a software application, designed to support warehouse or distribution center management and staff.
  • Linear motor
    A linear motor is an electric motor that has had its stator and rotor "unrolled" so that instead of producing a torque (rotation) it produces a linear force along its length.
  • Test automation
    In software testing, test automation is the use of special software (separate from the software being tested) to control the execution of tests and the comparison of actual outcomes with predicted outcomes.
  • Variable-frequency drive
    A variable-frequency drive (VFD) (also termed adjustable-frequency drive, variable speed drive, AC drive, micro drive or inverter drive) is a type of adjustable-speed drive used in electro-mechanical drive systems to control AC motor speed and torque by varying motor input frequency and voltage.
  • Gas meter
    A gas meter is a specialized flow meter, used to measure the volume of fuel gases such as natural gas and propane.
  • Dry contact
    Dry contact may mean any of the following in electronics: * No current: A dry contact is the synonym of volt free - it is not "wetted" by a voltage source.
  • Adjustable-speed drive
    Adjustable speed drive (ASD) or variable-speed drive (VSD) describes equipment used to control the speed of machinery.
  • Technological unemployment
    Technological unemployment is the loss of jobs caused by technological change.