Glossary

Definitions of technical terms often used within automation and manufacturing industries.

AGV
Automated Guided Vehicle
API
Application Program Interface
AS/RS or ASRS
Automated Storage and Retrieval System
BIM
Building Information Modeling
CAD
Computer-aided design
CAM
Computer-aided manufacturing
Capex
Capital Expenditure
CNC
Computer Numerical Control
CSIA
Control Systems Integration Association
ERP
Enterprise Resource Planning
HMI
Human Machine Interface
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
IIOT
Industrial Internet of Things
IT/OT
Information Technology & Operational Technology
LIMS
Laboratory Information Management System
MATV
Multiple Access Television
MCC
Motor Control Center
M&E
Monitoring and Evaluation
M&E
Monitoring and Evaluation
MES
Manufacturing Execution System
MSB
Main switchboard
MSSQL
Microsoft SQL Server
OEE
Overall Equipment Effectiveness
OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer
OMAC
Organization for Machine Automation and Control
OPC
Open Platform Communications
FSM
Finite State Machines
PFD
Process Flow Diagram
PLC
Programmable Logic Controller
REST
Representational State Transfer
SBMOM
Small Business Manufacturing Operations Management
SCADA
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SI
System Integrator
SPC
Statistical Process Control
UAV
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UX
User Experience
WMS
Warehouse Management System