Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Glossary Terms
Terms that are used on the Manufacturing Automation website


A technique that separates signal channels by 90? (electrical) in feedback devices. It is used with encoders and resolvers to detect direction of motion.

Quality Assessment

The operational techniques and activities used to evaluate the quality of processes, practices, programs, products and service.

Quality circle

A small group of people who normally work as a unit and meet frequently for the purpose of uncovering and solving problems with the quality of the items produced, process capability or process control.

Quality Control

The operational techniques and activities used to ensure that quality standards are met.

Quality Values

The principles and beliefs that guide an organization and its people toward the accomplishment of its vision, mission and quality goals.


A coding scheme that uses four different voltage levels to represent information, used over the local loop with basic ISDN.