Control panel (engineering)

flat area where control or monitoring instruments are displayed

A control panel is a flat surface area which has controlling or monitoring devices. Control panels are used in many places to control and monitor machines. Old control panels use buttons, while modern control panels use touchscreens. An automation engineer takes a mechanical device from a customer and makes it automated with the help of a control panel. The engineers in this field use AutoCAD and other software to design their control panel before using it to make a device automated.

Control panel