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    Default Position Control vs Positional Controller

    Hi, I'm writing a technical paper and I have some doubts...
    I have to write about a system that move a motor in the required position...
    exactly as in this example Automatic Control Telelab - Remote Experiments
    in the example the system is called: "Position Control"
    the question is: Position is a Noun and also Control is a Noun
    I think that this is not correct... I expect a adjective + noun for
    example Positional Controller...
    but has Positional Controller the same meaning?
    Help I'm a little bit confused...

    thanks

    foo

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    Default Re: Position Control vs Positional Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by foo84 View Post
    Hi, I'm writing a technical paper and I have some doubts...
    I have to write about a system that move a motor in the required position...
    exactly as in this example Automatic Control Telelab - Remote Experiments
    in the example the system is called: "Position Control"
    the question is: Position is a Noun and also Control is a Noun
    I think that this is not correct... I expect a adjective + noun for
    example Positional Controller...
    but has Positional Controller the same meaning?
    Help I'm a little bit confused...

    thanks

    foo
    "Position Control" seems fine to me, you could use "Position Controller", "Positional Controller" looks a bit too much like jargon to me.

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    Default Re: Position Control vs Positional Controller

    thanks!
    In the mean time I have studied and thought a little bit...
    so I think that the two word are little bit different...
    I think that in English It is possible combine two noun to obtain a new one.
    so "position control" it is a new noun and may be it is the same as "control of position"...
    on the other hand, with "positional control", I'm saying that the control is positional, and this is a little bit different.
    the thing that I don't know is the rule to combine the nouns together...

    thanks

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    Default Re: Position Control vs Positional Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by foo84 View Post
    thanks!
    In the mean time I have studied and thought a little bit...
    so I think that the two word are little bit different...
    I think that in English It is possible combine two noun to obtain a new one.
    so "position control" it is a new noun and may be it is the same as "control of position"...
    on the other hand, with "positional control", I'm saying that the control is positional, and this is a little bit different.
    the thing that I don't know is the rule to combine the nouns together...

    thanks
    Exactly, it is the control(ler) of the position.

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