Open Loop Control System Examples
Learn more about open loop control systems and check out a few examples provided by Lucidchart. It’s easy to make engineering block diagrams when you have the right technology.
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Understanding an open loop control system
An open loop control system cannot adjust for disturbances that are not part of the existing system. This is in contrast to a closed loop control system, which takes feedback into account to modify the system as it runs. However, open loop control systems are still common, in part because they are generally more stable than closed loop control systems. One example of an open loop control system is an automatic sprinkler system that doesn’t take the current soil moisture into account. This automatic sprinkler system will run each day during the time that it was set to run, even if it’s already raining. The first example below illustrates this concept.
Diagramming with Lucidchart
An open loop control system is a sub-type of block diagram. This means it provides a high-level overview of a system that may be very complex. However, the diagram is not meant to show every detail in its entirety, but rather to illustrate the basic components of the system. You can easily create all kinds of high-level block diagrams with Lucidchart’s flowchart shape library, which includes every basic shape you’ll need. Simply drag and drop your preferred shapes onto the canvas and connect them by adding lines. Once you have your basic diagram, feel free to incorporate colors and shading for a professional touch. Preparing for a presentation? You can also even add hyperlinks, custom images, and video to your diagram.
Open loop control system example 1
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Open loop control system example 3
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