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Pros and Cons of Higher Order Models

Modeling is a time-tested approach for decoding a process’ dynamic behavior.  By understanding how a process responds to change it’s possible to apply an appropriate and timely counter measure.  Two common applications of modeling are 1) PID controller tuning, [...]

The Power of the FOPDT Model

If you’re a parent, then chances are you’ve encountered this dilemma: It’s the day after your son or daughter’s birthday and you’re now faced with the job of assembling gifts provided by friends and family.  You can either ‘wing [...]

The Pros and Cons of Cascade Control

As shared previously Cascade Control is an advanced application of Single Loop Control.  Through the use of a secondary and faster PID control loop, practitioners can improve a given process’ ability to correct for known disturbances.  Although it is [...]

Overview of Cascade Control

While Cascade Control is generally considered an advanced control strategy, it is only marginally more complex to implement than Single Loop Control.  More often than not it is applied to improve the performance of a slow process such as [...]

What is Industry 4.0?

Those in the manufacturing industry have seen a rash of new terminology introduced over the last several years. Among those terms: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0. While these terms may stimulate thoughts of progress and innovation, [...]