What are dedicated controls?

Dedicated controls refer to application-specific control systems that makes decisions about how a discrete, continuous, or hybrid processes function, generally ensuring processes operate within appropriate parameters, safely, at an appropriate rate, and within required quality. Control systems help factories and facilities produce quality goods safely and efficiently. Dedicated control systems often may be purpose-built and include hardware and software customized or optimized for its use and/or not be interoperable with other controls.