Posts Tagged ‘IMC’
November 16, 2011 -LOOP-PRO Fast Becoming The Preferred Tuning Product Of Process Manufacturers
Newest Release Supports All Rockwell Automation Controllers and Fills Technology Void November 16, 2011 – Control Station today announced availability of LOOP-PRO TUNER (Allen-Bradley Edition) version 1.6. The new release…Read More
How Do I Tune a Level Controller?
Level controllers present challenges that are different from others. Although their presence is significant they lag behind Flow controllers in their overall share of the typical production facility’s process control landscape. Unlike other processes such as Temperature, Pressure and Flow, Level control loops demonstrate different dynamics, they don’t play by the same rules as the non-integrating (also known as self-regulating) types. And although best-practices for modeling and tuning Level loops are similar they involve nuances that can hamper a less experienced practitioner.Read More
Why is Zeigler-Nichols the Wrong Choice for Your PID Controllers?
In 1909 Henry Ford famously offered customers any color of his Model T automobile as long as their choice was black. Ford’s “one size fits all” philosophy worked remarkably well at the turn of the 20th Century. For sure, the general population’s improved financial means, its appetite for mobility, and of course a dearth of alternative low-cost options played a role. In contrast, a “one size fits all” approach to PID controller tuning doesn’t work so well in today’s complex, multi-process production environmentsRead More
What is Lambda Tuning?
Tuning a PID controller should always start with a clear understanding of both the control objective and the Design Level of Operation (DLO). Unfortunately a subsequent step (the calculation of tuning parameters) can often put practitioners in a bind relative to achieving the designated objective.Read More
How Do I Tune a PID Controller?
Techniques for modelling a process’ dynamics and calculating tuning parameters are widely available. These approaches enable practitioners to tune controllers consistently and with reasonable results. At Control Station we know a little about this topic as we’ve been sharing these techniques for decades and innovating software-based solutions that deliver even better results.Read More