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Cycle Time

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  The time, usually expressed in seconds, for a controller to complete one control loop where sensor signals are read into memory, control algorithms are executed, and corresponding control signals are transmitted to actuators that create changes the process resulting in new sensor signals.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 The Automation, Systems, and Instrumentation Dictionary