Voices: McMillan & Weiner

How to Get the Most Out of Your PID by Better Tuning

Tuning Tune-up. McMilland and Weiner Ask Sigifredo: What Are the Approximate Percentages of the Various Sources of Problems in the Loops You Have Worked With?

By Greg McMillan, Stan Weiner

*Stan:* We finish up our series with Sigifredo Nino, the founder and owner of Summa Control Solutions, with a discussion of how to get the most out of your PID by better tuning. A PID will only do as well as the PID tuning will allow. A loop with a poorly tuned PID will perform as badly in terms of minimizing errors from load disturbances as a loop with a larger dead time.

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