In recent years, the development of intelligent measurement and control instruments has been particularly rapid. A variety of intelligent measurement and control instruments have appeared in the domestic market. For example, intelligent throttling flow meters that can automatically perform differential pressure compensation, intelligent multi-stage temperature controllers that can perform program temperature control, can achieve digital pid and various Intelligent regulators with complex control laws, and intelligent chromatographs capable of analyzing and processing various spectra.
There are three major development trends for smart instrumentation in the future.
One is miniaturization. Miniature intelligent instrument refers to the integrated application of microelectronic technology, micromechanical technology, and information technology in the production of the instrument, so that the instrument becomes a small and fully functional intelligent instrument. It can complete signal acquisition, linearization processing, digital signal processing, control signal output, amplification, interface with other instruments, interaction with people and other functions. With the continuous development of microelectronic machinery technology, micro-smart instruments continue to mature and their prices continue to decrease, so their application areas will continue to expand. It not only has the functions of traditional instruments, but also plays a unique role in automation technology, aerospace, military, biotechnology, and medical fields. For example, it is currently necessary to measure several different parameters of a patient at the same time, and to control certain parameters. Usually, several tubes are inserted into the patient’s body, which increases the chance of infection of the patient. The miniature intelligent instrument can measure multiple parameters at the same time. , And small size, can be implanted in the human body, so that these problems can be solved.
The second is that multi-functionality is a feature of intelligent instrumentation, and therefore it is also a major trend in the future development of the intelligent instrumentation industry.
The third is artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence is a brand-new field of computer applications. The further development of intelligent instruments will include a certain amount of artificial intelligence, which replaces part of human brain work. The application of artificial intelligence in modern instruments and meters enables us not only to solve a type of problem that is difficult to solve with traditional methods, but also to solve problems that cannot be solved with traditional methods.
According to the “2013-2017 China Networked Intelligent Instruments Market Analysis and Investment Strategy Research Report” released by Shangpu Consulting, smart instruments will be more widely used with the development of related technologies such as application-specific integrated circuits and personal instruments. . As the core component of smart instruments, single-chip computer technology is the driving force for the development of smart instruments in the direction of miniaturization, multi-function, and more flexibility. It can be expected that intelligent instruments with various functions will be widely used in various fields of society in the near future.