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Tackling the PID Learning Curve

Posted by PanelShop.com on Jun 22, 2018 11:16:37 AM

Textbooks are great for building concepts, and would probably bombard you with a plethora of information that you might think is enough to strive in the practical world. The truth however uncovers itself the day you graduate and get an on-site job. Several graduates are surprised with the level of differences with what goes in the field, and what was taught in the classroom.

When it comes to PID control systems, the effect gets amplified due to the number of inaccuracies that need to be considered in the real world. How can one go along the PID Learning Curve, and come out an expert? Namely, by doing in field testing and optimizing on PID controls.

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Topics: Manufacturing Efficiency & Productivity, Programming, control systems, PID

Basic Principles of PID Control & Loop Tuning

Posted by PanelShop.com on Mar 9, 2018 1:10:04 PM

The industrial sector is heavily reliant on PID controllers for all sorts of automation needs. A control loop is a fundamental feedback mechanism that is put in place to bridge the gap between the measured process variable and the desired set-point. Controllers are used to apply the appropriate corrective efforts through interfaces called actuators that can drive the variable up or down. The controller applies the corrective effort in a loop, until the error is eliminated up to the desired accuracy.

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Topics: Manufacturing Efficiency & Productivity, Programming, PID

Advantages Embedded Technologies for Modular Design

Posted by PanelShop.com on Feb 20, 2018 9:23:55 AM

Gordon Moore articulated his all-famous Moore’s Law surrounding computing performance over 50 years ago, and its no less than a wonder that the statement has stood the test of time. The semiconductor industry continues to enhance computing power into more confined spaces at shockingly lower prices, providing consumers with incredible number of benefits.

The Glove Unique Reprocessing Unit (GURU) built by Pentamaster, an automation provider in Malaysia is a perfect case study for observing such advancements in technology. In two of the seven workstations, the GURU system has allowed the company to halve the number of industrial PCs driving the machine-vision modules.

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Topics: Manufacturing Efficiency & Productivity, Programming, PID

The Three Faces of PID

Posted by PanelShop.com on Jan 29, 2018 10:04:10 AM

The Process Control Industry is heavily dominated by proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers, however even these marvelous components have their own limitations. The behavior of PID loops is difficult to understand, something which gets worse whenever a fault arises, and troubleshooting is required. Nonetheless, technicians & engineers strive to achieve coherence between the three building blocks of the controller, i.e. proportional, integral & derivative actions.

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Topics: Manufacturing Efficiency & Productivity, Programming, PID

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