Hybrid PLC Mechatronics - Chapter 19 Programming the PID Algorithm

The PID algorithm is used to control an analog process having a single control point and a single feedback signal. The PID algorithm controls the output to the control point so that a setpoint is achieved. The setpoint may be entered as a static variable or as a dynamic variable that is calculated from a mathematical operation. This chapter has the purpose of taking the programmer from the state of asking “What is a PID loop” to being able to program a PID loop, implement a faceplate, consider how more than one PID block can be combined to control complex processes and encourage the programming of at least one PID project complete with tuning and HMI panel. Accompanying Video: PLC Series Chapter 19 (Part 1/5) - Programming the PID Algorithm (1:12:19) PLC Series Chapter 19 (Part 2/5) - Ball and Tube Lab (46:04) PLC Series Chapter 19 (Part 3/5) - Gear Speed Lab (7:52) PLC Series Chapter 19 (Part 4/5) - Tank over Tank A (22:23) PLC Series Chapter 19 (Part 5/5) - Tank over Tank Part B (4:24) Hybrid Lab Text: Ch. 21 – Gear Motor Speed Control – PID Ch. 22 – Ball-in-Tube – PID Ch. 23 – Tape Rewind – PID Ch. 24 – Valve on Wall – PID Ch. 25 – Tank over Tank – PID (see Additional Public Access to Materials below)
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PID, P&ID, Faceplate, auto, manual

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