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Process Automation Control

Automation describes the use of computer systems and control hardware such as sensors and programmable logic controllers in order to automate a process, thereby reducing or removing the need for human operators. Automation has become very common and is found to some extent in almost every industry. Process automation control is the act of applying automation techinques specifically to control a process. For example, a wastewater treatment plant may employ process automation control to monitor and execute all of the subsystems used in the treatment process.