Test & Measurement Instruments
Test and Measurement is all about Measurement or Metrics. Without this, every other part of electronics becomes like boneless entities.
Relationship between Instrumentation and Automation - In Test and Measurement and Industrial Process Control a common factor is instrumentation. The measuring aspect is common to both. T&M instruments are used in Testing, Research,Automated Testing, Troubleshooting and Servicing.
Instruments i designed and built. (long ago).
- Telecom or Communications T&M
- Custom Built Test Instruments
- Lab Benchtop Test Instruments
- Instruments used in Calibration
So you see a difference. We have handheld Test Instruments like DMM and Scope and We have Handheld Instruments for Gas Monitoring or Humidity too. In automated testings we have rack mount test instruments. In Control panels we have Rail Mount carrying DIN standard Instruments.