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Tech/Engineering - Automation & Robotics / controls
|English term or phrase: control & regulation|
|could anybody explain the difference between control & regulation (i.e. controller and regulator) in English?|
|English translation:here are definitions from|
Elsevier's Dictionary of Computers, Automatic Control, and Data Processing:
(Automatic) Controller -- A device which measures the value of a variable quantity or condition, and operates to correct or limit deviation of this measured value from a selected reference.
(Automatic) Regulator -- That part of the automatic control system in which the measured value of a controlled condition is compared with a set value and which transmits a signal to a correcting element
Control -- A general term for a system or device which exerts a restraining, governing or directing influence
Regulation -- The maintaining of a variable of a circuit or device at essentially a constant level
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