servomechanism
noun Etymology: servo- (as in servomotor) + mechanism Date: 1926 an automatic device for controlling large amounts of power by means of very small amounts of power and automatically correcting the performance of a mechanism

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  • servomechanism — ► NOUN ▪ a powered mechanism producing motion or forces at a higher level of energy than the input level, e.g. in the brakes and steering of large motor vehicles …   English terms dictionary

  • servomechanism — [sʉr΄vō mek′ə niz΄əm] n. [< SERVOMOTOR + MECHANISM] an automatic control system in which the output is constantly or intermittently compared with the input through feedback so that the error or difference between the two quantities can be used …   English World dictionary

  • Servomechanism — [ thumb|right|200px|Industrial servomotor The grey/green cylinder is the brush type DC motor. The black section at the bottom contains the planetary reduction gear, and the black object atop the motor is the optical encoder for position feedback …   Wikipedia

  • servomechanism — servomechanical /serr voh meuh kan i keuhl/, adj. servomechanically, adv. /serr voh mek euh niz euhm, serr voh mek /, n. an electronic control system in which a hydraulic, pneumatic, or other type of controlling mechanism is actuated and… …   Universalium

  • servomechanism — A type of control system in which a small signal or a small force is used to control a much larger force and in which output accurately follows the input even if it is varying rapidly. The system constantly compares the input and the output until …   Aviation dictionary

  • servomechanism — sekimo mechanizmas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. servomechanism vok. Folgemechanismus, m; Folgewerk, n; Nachlaufsteuerung, f; Nachlaufwerk, n rus. следящий механизм, m pranc. dispositif d asservissement, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • servomechanism — vykdiklis statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. servodrive; servogear; servomechanism vok. Servomechanismus, m; Stellantrieb, m rus. исполнительный механизм, m; сервомеханизм, m; сервопривод, m pranc. mécanisme d asservissement, m;… …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • servomechanism — valdomasis mechanizmas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. servomechanism vok. Servomechanismus, m rus. сервомеханизм, m pranc. servomécanisme, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • servomechanism — vykdymo mechanizmas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. final controlling drive; servogear; servomechanism vok. Stellantrieb, m rus. исполнительный механизм, m; сервомеханизм, m pranc. mécanisme exécutif, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

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