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Monitoring Solutions

Control Loop Performance Monitoring
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Identifying performance issues and isolating their root-causes can be challenging.
PlantESP makes it simple.
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Tuning Solutions

Process Modeling & Controller Tuning
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Noise, oscillations and other common process dynamics cause most software products to fail.
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Training Services

Training & Skills Development Workshops

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Tuning PID controllers and optimizing loop performance may seem like a ‘black art’.
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What People Are Saying

Support is number one with us. Everyone wants to look at price, but when it comes down to it if you don’t have the support then you don’t have a product. Control Station has been excellent. I’ve called them at all hours – inconvenient times – and they get right back to me.

Rick Redland, Marathon

We recently evaluated LOOP-PRO against a variety of tuning tools and used LOOP-PRO to tune several interactive PID loops that would go unstable when outside a narrow range of operation. The results were evident: LOOP-PRO handled these difficult loops and allowed us to quickly stabilize control and to implement our MPC strategy. Additionally, LOOP-PRO cut tuning time by two-thirds, utilizing a repeatable and effective tuning method.

Jim Sybrandy, Praxair

We experimented with other tuning software packages to see if they could accurately model our batch dynamics. In order for the tools to work properly, they required us to settle out our process and conduct bump tests starting from a steady state. LOOP-PRO was the only tuning package that could handle the dynamic characteristics of our batch processes.

John Gaines, Evonik

We’ve invested in other tuning products, but they almost always failed to work. They couldn’t model the data well – or at all – because of oscillations or other process conditions. I really like LOOP-PRO as it can handle real-world application challenges.

Mac Teats, CH2MHill

TUNER has proven to be an integral and valuable optimization technology for many of our process customers. Its ease-of-use and high return on investment directly align with our goals for the PlantPAx system.

Our Most Recent Blog Posts

How to Perform a Step Test

Tuning PID controllers is a multi-step process.  While it is important to understand each step in the process, performing the bump test and collecting dynamic data is the most crucial step that generally dictates [...]

Process Dynamics Quiz

Do you think you're an expert on process dynamics? Put your knowledge to the test! We have put together a short quiz that will allow you to test your knowledge to that of your peers. [...]

Accelerating Start-Up, Optimizing PID Control

At Control Station we’re simplifying process optimization.  That’s a tall order – just ask anyone who walks a plant floor.  We’ve broken the mold for tuning a production facility’s core regulatory control systems and we’ve [...]

When Profits Are Hidden in Plain Sight

While it doesn’t have the ring of ‘Industry 4.0’ or stir the imagination like the ‘Industrial Internet of Things’, control loop performance monitoring technology enables manufacturers to realize their plant’s full profit potential.  Don’t take [...]

Is the Harris Index Right for Your Loop Assessment Needs?

Predicting the weather is difficult – just ask a meteorologist. Even with the help of advanced analytics few seem to get it right with consistency – just ask any parent who has dealt with an unplanned snow day. In addition to more advanced tools meteorologists rely on basic measures such as Temperature, Wind Speed, and Atmospheric Pressure. Their continued reliance on these simpler metrics provides food for thought.

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