Reader Feedback: Basic PID and Control Issues

April 2, 2013
Voices From the ControlGlobal Community...Our Readers Talk About PID

Our Control Talk blogger and Process Automation Hall of Fame member, Greg McMillan, has been running a series of blog posts on basic PID and control issues. About "Processes with No Steady State in PID Time Frame Tips—Part 1," a reader said:

I Like This Concept of PID

I like this concept of PID because it makes its decisions based on the current and last scan.


About "Basics of PID Control Modes Tips," two readers stated:

PID Means What?

At first, I really tried to understand what "PID" means, and after net browsing, I found out it stands for proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller, which is a generic, control-loop, feedback mechanism (controller). Wow. What a term! Sorry, but I'm not really a technician or a mechanic, and I had to search it for real.


I Was Not Aware

I was not aware of some of these advantages and disadvantages of the PID controller. This is of great help to me as I am a research student.


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