supervisory computer

supervisory computer

[¦sü·pər¦vīz·ə·rē kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A minicomputer which accepts test results from satellite minicomputers, transmits new programs to the satellite minicomputers, and may further communicate with a larger computer.
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Features include cold start inhibit, high and high-high alarms for each pressure point, recipe creation and storage, and a provision for system networking to a supervisory computer via Ethernet LAN.
It can be used as a high-integrity, stand-alone flow computer or as a building block for integration into a supervisory computer control system.
The required networks must be based on industrial standards for hardware and protocols, in order to ensure communication between the individual control sub-systems and the supervisory computer of the baggage conveying system.
Occupation: Supervisory computer specialist, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Point Mugu
Functions of this supervisory computer may include combinations or individual plant factors such as:
Moore, supervisory computer specialist, says before ISDN the only way her staff could use the printer they wanted was via "Sneakernet,"--walking a disk over to fellow worker Penman's office and tying up his PC while the printer completed their jobs.
In operating an FMS, the worker enters the job to be run at the supervisory computer which then downloads the part programs to the cell control or NC controller.
The EXG central supervisory computer and operator station supervises and controls PCC blenders, Gravitrol systems, loading systems, and ASR Automatic Scrap Recovery systems.
The compressor unit design included gas separation and cooling, two filter separators and two high-pressure gas coolers and modification of the existing station controls system and software for the station supervisory computer.
The problem was that no single vendor could meet all our specifications," says Richard Etter, supervisory computer specialist at Naval Space Command.
Programmed on a Model 1000E computer from Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA, the nesting program is first uploaded to the plant supervisory computer (see Figure 5), a Model MV 4000 from Data General Corp, Westboro, MA.
Modbus is often used to connect a supervisory computer with a remote terminal unit (RTU) in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems
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