"Learn PID Tuning: How To Tune Your Loops First Time, Every Time"

I‘ll show you the exact, step-by-step method that PID Tuning consultants use to get the fastest response and max stability from almost any PID control loop.

3 July 2013
Finn
Finn Peacock
Electrical Engineer

Dear Engineering Professional,

Are you pulling your hair out with frustration trying to tune your PID loop using trial and error?

I‘ll let you into a secret: the PID Tuning pros have a special name for that ‘trial and error’ method.

They Call it "The WAG Method."

That stands for Wild Assed Guess. Because if there is no science or methodology behind your tuning then the chance of you stumbling across the exact combination of P, I and D gains that will deliver the fastest, most stable response is approximately zero.

Have you also tried the infamous Ziegler Nichols technique yet? You know the one - It forces you to send your system unstable before suggesting tuning constants that leave your loop always teetering on instability.

How is it that a technique invented in the 1940's that rarely works outside of a laboratory (with its sterile, ideal conditions) is still peddled by almost everyone in the industry as THE way to tune a PID loop?

How's your Calculus these days?


Are you fed up with websites and textbooks full of equations like this??

PID Tuning Algorithm

The truth is you don't need to understand control theory or equations like that evil looking one above to successfully tune most PID loops.

You don't need to plough through pages of dry text books trying to separate the academic theory from the practical techniques that you can actually use in the real world.

My name is Finn Peacock, I'm a Chartered Professional Engineer, and I've been in the Control System Engineering game for over 12 years...

After 12 years of costly trial and error, here’s what I discovered


  • I've learnt that life is just too short to spend your days (and late-nights) tweaking PID Controllers using an infinite loop of trial and error.
  • I've learnt that Ziegler Nichols is a waste of time on anything but the most textbook of processes.
  • I've learnt that if you have $10,000 to spend - then there are some great software packages that really do work very well. (drop me a line if you want to know which one works best)
  • I've also learned that if you ain't got $10K burning a hole in your pocket - you can still get your loops tuned beautifully - but you need to follow a very specific process.

Funnily enough I have never seen this complete PID Tuning process in any textbook or on any website. Which is a shame because these tuning rules will give you a fast, robustly tuned loop with minimum overshoot.


Do you want to see the formulas that I recommend for PID tuning?

I want to be completely up front with you here. Whilst you won't find my complete, step-by-step, paint-by-numbers approach in the textbooks, if you have the patience and can decipher the highly academic style of writing, you can dig up the formulas that I use to calculate the tuning constants.

In fact I'll even point you to their location. Just, please bear in mind that applying these formulas only makes up 10% of the Blueprint. The rest contains practical and essential steps that you need to complete before you should even begin to think about calculating tuning constants.

The formulas used are from the Integral Criteria and Lambda Tuning Method and minimize the Integral of Absolute Error (Don't worry I use plain English in the Blueprint).

You can find them in the following text books (the first one is 2000 pages, but you want to read page 422!):

Instrument Engineer's Handbook

New Directions in Bioprocess Modeling and Control


The technique I'm talking about is a technique that I've assembled from lots of different sources over my 12 years as a control engineer working with some of the best Control Engineers in the world. I've used the very same technique to tune loops from nuclear power plants to chocolate factories.

Finally, I've found time to sit down and commit every last detail of this proven method into one easy-to-use reference. I've called it:



The PID Tuning Blueprint



pid tuning tutorial


I have collected 12 years' worth of practical PID tuning experience and put it into The PID Tuning Blueprint. I will guide you through all the methods, principles, and hard earned practical insights of my 12 year-long journey in plain English and in a simple step-by-step way.

As a highly skilled professional, you've got a million and one things that need your attention. Don't waste your precious time trying to piece together the whole picture about PID Tuning when I can give you all the information you need right now.

What People Are Saying


"Thanks! What you are doing here is awesome. We need more folks like you in other areas of engineering training & development."

John Bartlet
Austin TX


"Finn, I have just finished tuning a PID loop for an industrial refrigeration plant (ammonia) and I had to write you a quick note to say how impressed I was/am with your tuning blueprint.

I followed your steps for an integrating process and used the equations provided and WOW! what a result.

This has got to be the BEST tuning guide around. I am still yet to see a simpler way to calibrate and tune a loop. "

Paul Ellis
Electrical Team Manager
Versacold Logistics
Melbourne, Australia
www.versacold.com.au


"Easy to use and to follow. Probably is the best down-to-earth material for tuning PIDs that I have ever seen.

Really,.. it is Idiot Proof. It is like you follow the lines painted on the floor and you will arrive safely.

Using your Blueprint, my process was tuned with just PI. PID was not necessary after it was so well tuned."

Francisco Lopez
Advanced Integrated Solutions Inc
USA


"We had a new control system installed with 3 valves with new pid loops.

We got all 3 done with your blueprint and they are all stable over the entire operating range."

Michael Fees
California, USA


"I have to say the literature that you are providing is fantastic and simplifies the whole meaning of how to control.

The book gives a very structured method to tuning loops whereas other literature maintains a complexity.

Seriously, I believe the direction you are heading and the information/instruction you have already given is second to none..."

Paul Mclean
Manchester, UK


"Thank you very much. This is the best thing I have ever done to improve my job performance and stay employed."

Charles Atterberry
USA


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Gives you a loop that is Robust – this means that you can rest easy safe in the knowledge that it will stay tuned for the long term

Say goodbye to trial and error – this technique will give you the best settings first time, every time.

This technique will automatically identify any nasty loop characteristics like time delays and lags and provide tuning constants that will handle them.

No expensive equipment required – all you need is your process data and a spreadsheet

Identify problems with your process that have nothing to do with the tuning (these are incredibly common)

You Learn Techniques It Has Taken Me 12 Years to Acquire But You Can Start Using In 10 Minutes


Here's what The PID Tuning Blueprint
won't do:

IT WON'T...
  • leave you with a process that is always teetering on the edge of instability
IT WON'T...
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IT DOESN'T...
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IT WON'T...
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What's In The Box?


So what does the PID Tuning Blueprint package actually include?

There are four versions of this highly capable toolkit:

1) Digital Basic Everything you need to get your process tuned today - the full course in PDF plus the PID Tuning logbook and PID Tuning Cheatsheet (all as described below). PLUS you get the 3 fast action bonuses: "The Idiot's guide to the PID Algorithm", The Definitive Guide To Cascade Control and the Process Linearizer for MS Excel.

2) Pro Package The full Blueprint in PDF with all the extras above, plus my fully featured "PID Tuning Simulator and Tuning Constants Calculator" for MS Excel.

This is PID Tuning software written in MS Excel that both hugely speeds up the tuning process and lets you learn the techniques in the blueprint on a simulation of your process. Make any beginner's mistakes in Excel - not on your plant, and be confident in your tuning before committing the new parameters to your controller.

3) Deluxe Everything I just told you about above, but all the books are shipped to you as hard copies and all the software is shipped on CD. Plus you get instant downloads of the Blueprint, bonuses and software.

4) Site Licence A site-wide licence (up to 20 users) for your site, so that every engineer and tech can have their own copy of the blueprint materials and software including the PID Tuning Simulator / Tuning Calculator. Plus 3 hard copies of each of the books and the software on CD.

Here's each part of the package in more detail:

PID Tuning Blueprint: Guidebook

You'll get this step-by-step guide explaining my unique PID Tuning technique, and how to apply it to your specific process. Don't expect a Harry Potter novel here! It's 65 pages filled with only what you need to know, so it shouldn't take you more than an hour to work your way through. You can begin implementing the steps immediately.

The PID Tuning Guide

PID Tuning Cheat Sheet

Once you've used the Blueprint to tune your first loop, you can progress to using this 2 sided cheat-sheet to quickly tune subsequent loops. The cheat sheet is a super condensed guide to the tuning process that you can easily refer to out on the plant, to ensure that your loops get tuned as efficiently as possible.

PID Tuning Cheatsheet

PID Tuning Logbook

You will be asked how you got that process working so sweetly. And if you fill in the blanks in a fresh copy of this logbook as you tune each loop, you will have a record that will show exactly what you did to improve the process -- and crucially how much you improved it by (always useful when negotiating your next rate or pay rise!)

PID Tuning Logbook

PID Tuning Simulator and Tuning Calculator
for MS Excel
(Pro Package only)

PID Tuning Software

The best PID tuners in the business are those who try out their newly calculated tuning parameters on a 'fit for purpose' simulation before investing in both the effort and downtime required to implement them on their physical process.

This sophisticated spreadsheet actually simulates your process and controller right inside the familiar environment of MS Excel. Here's how it fits into your PID loop tuning process:

a)You follow steps 1-7 as per the Blueprint (despite what some software vendors may claim - these essential steps cannot be automated).

b)You go through each configurable cell on the main worksheet and dial in your process, controller and desired performance characteristics.

c)The algorithms in the spreadsheet automatically calculate your optimum tuning constants (using the exact same rules as described in the Blueprint). The spreadsheet also automates the process of converting the raw tuning constants to values that your specific controller type can use.

d)The simulator shows you how your simulated process will respond to those tuning parameters based on setpoint and/or load changes.

e)You spot any mistakes in your tuning well before you touch your plant, and gain confidence in the tuning technique that you have just learned.

This is also a great learning tool for playing with the controller setup and seeing how the different parameters affect the process performance.

I have written this in Excel so that you have complete access to all the algorithms that drive the PID Simulation and the tuning. I hate 'black boxes' as much as the next engineer. If you want to understand exactly why something is happening in the simulation or the calculator - simply unprotect the sheet (no password required) and the workings are there for you to see.


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PID Tuning Blueprint


I'm a little different to most PID Tuning Software/Training vendors...

I don't spend my time responding to requests for proposals, making sales visits, or flying besuited salesmen around the world sweet-talking upper management into spending lots of money...

This means that I don't have to charge 5 figures for a license. In fact you can get all the tools you need to tune your PID loop today from just:

$97



What else does 97 bucks buy you in industrial automation in 2012?

A pack of 500 Ferrules?


"But Wait, That's Not All!"


Order now and I will give you the following
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The Complete Idiot's
Guide to the PID Algorithm


You don’t have to understand why the PID algorithm works or the calculus that underpins it to tune most loops in practice – but if you are like any engineer that I know – you don’t quite feel comfortable unless you have an intuitive understanding of what is happening and why…..

This guide to the PID algorithm and the mathematical concepts that underpin it - is written so that anyone can get an intuitive understanding of how the algorithm works and why.

This crash course uses the analogy of a car on a freeway changing lanes to represent the process under control and walks you through easy to visualize "thought experiments" to cement the concepts in your mind.

If Integrals, Differentials and the inner working of the PID algorithm are a mystery to you - this "Idiot's Guide" will give you the A-HA! moment as everything finally makes sense

PID Algorithm Tutorial

Feedback for the Idiot's Guide

"As I am rather new to this field of process control, I was very pleased to have the PID Loop explained in a VERY understandable way (if you know why, the how comes easy)

Now even I can explain it to others. Excellent Job!!!"

James Greer
Experitec Inc
Kansas, USA


"I was impressed with how the Idiot's Guide explained all of the math behind the proportional, integral and derivative terms in layman's terms, so that operators, engineers, electricians, and mechanics cold get a better understanding of PID control.

The Operators and Stationary Engineers in my plant were very grateful that I allowed them to read the Idiot's Guide, because now they could understand the processes beter.

I also liked the way that it built up each of the three components, starting with proportional, then adding integral, then finally adding derivative.

This practical explanation helped me understand PID control better in two hours than I had learned in three-month theoretical courses that I had taken in the past."

Terry King
Gay Lea Foods
Ontario, Canada


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Automated Process Linearizer
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A critical step of any tuning process is to ensure that your process responds linearly to your PID controller output (See the Blueprint Guidebook Section 8).

This Macro automates the linearizing process. You simply paste your process data in - and the macro works out a lookup table that you can use in your controller to hugely improve the performance of your loop.

process linearizer macro

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Cascade Control:
The Definitive Guide


You may well know that Cascade Control is one of the more popular "Advanced" PID strategies out there. You may also know that it involves inserting the output of one controller directly into the input of a second controller (ouch!).

But do you really understand why cascade control is used, when it improves loop performance and when it kills it? Would you like a detailed step-by-step guide that shows you how to evaluate, design, tune and operate a Cascade Control System?

Did you also know that if your actuator is a valve with a positioner, you actually have a cascade loop that will never perform properly if it is not set up correctly?

This definitive guide to cascade control tells you everything you need to know about cascade control so you know when to use it and how to tune it. It is 25 pages of nothing but the facts with more diagrams and examples than you can shake a stick at.

cascade control tutorial

Get Cascade Control: The Definitive Guide today with your Order of the PID Tuning Blueprint.



My 12 Year Education Is Yours Risk-Free


My Promise to You

I have a very simple promise to make to you. If the PID Tuning Blueprint is not everything I've said it is, I want you to ask for a full and complete refund.

You've got 60 days to think about it, experiment with it, learn from it, and improve your processes with it. That should give you plenty of time to know one way or the other that the Blueprint is the critical tool that boosts your process control success.

If you don't like it, or it doesn't work at least as well as I've described, you get your money back.

Simple as that.

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The investment to own the PID Tuning Blueprint starts at just $97

Finn Peacock, Author of The PID Tuning Blueprint

Finn Peacock
Author of The PID Tuning Blueprint



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NOTE: You will need Acrobat Reader to view The PID Tuning Blueprint which you will receive in PDF format. If you don't have the Acrobat Reader software you can download it for free by clicking here (a new window will open so you don't lose this page). The PID Tuning logbook is presented in MS Word, so you can fill it in electronically and also modify it to suit your company's documentation style. The PID Simulator/Calculator and Bonus Linearizer Macro need MS Excel 2003 or higher.

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What People Are Saying


"Thanks! What you are doing here is awesome. We need more folks like you in other areas of engineering training & development."
John Bartlet
Austin TX


“Finn, I have just finished tuning a PID loop for an industrial refrigeration plant (ammonia) and I had to write you a quick note to say how impressed I was/am with your tuning blueprint.

I followed your steps for an integrating process and used the equations provided and WOW! what a result.

This has got to be the BEST tuning guide around. I am still yet to see a simpler way to calibrate and tune a loop. ”
Paul Ellis
Electrical Team Manager
Versacold Logistics
Melbourne, Australia
www.versacold.com.au


Just a quick note to say thank you - and add me to the list of the people who say WOW!

I've been trying to tune a process with a long lag and its taken a long long time. Ran your blueprint, put the settings in and a process that's been oscillating continually for days suddenly falls in to line perfectly! - and at the same time I managed to work out that the HMI does not have enough decimal places to add the tiny amount of I required - hence continual oscillating!
Phil
Manchester, UK


“We had a new control system installed with 3 valves with new pid loops.

We got all 3 done with your blueprint, and they are stable over the entire operating range. ”
Michael Fees
California, USA


“Its power and utility is embedded in its simplicity.

Your Blueprint launched our process from ‘expect the worst, but hope for the best’ process to one that is reliable and predictable.
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Michigan, USA


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Stefano Ruede
Energeering Solutions Inc
Oregon, USA


“I liked the practical approach: 1)collect info 2)perform calculation 3) implement - It worked first try.

I tuned several chilled water temperature control loops quickly and easily.
A.J. Finnni
Finnin & Associates, Inc.
Louisiana, USA


“Easy to use and to follow. This is probably is the best down-to-earth material for tuning PIDs that I have ever seen.

Really,.. it is Idiot Proof. It is like you just follow the lines painted on the floor and you will arrive safely at your destination.

Using your Blueprint, my process was tuned with just PI. PID was not necessary after it was so well tuned. ”
Francisco Lopez
Advanced Integrated Solutions Inc
Puerto Rico, USA


“In implementing the PID Tuning Blueprint, I was able to uncover instability in the glycol cooling loop.

The company was impressed by how the PID Tuning Blueprint was able to be used as such an effective tool in identifying deficiencies in the glycol control loop, at a fraction of the cost of software such as RSTune
Terry King
Gay Lea Foods
Ontario, Canada


“I liked it. I felt it was well written. And yes it did help me understand loop tuning.

I used it to tune a thermal process. Everything from temperature loops to level, pressure and flow.

I liked the format. I liked how it was written and I felt it like the author was talking to me. So I did not feel like I was just reading some other text book. ”
Randy Ruano
California, USA


“I like the fact it is plain English with humor interjected ”
David Molley
Industrial Innovations Inc
Los Angeles, USA


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Philadelphia, USA


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Direct translation to real world problems. ”
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The primary reason for purchase was to help tune a difficult loop that had resisted other tuning methods . It was used to tune about 8 loops in total. ”
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PV Developments Ltd
Cheshire, UK


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The clear text and diagrams demonstrate the theory very well.

It is nice to deal with a company that stands by their product and passes on any upgrades improvements at no charge.

Well done on a great product. ”
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SA, Australia


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The best thing about this manual that it is short and to the point. ”
Randy Cooper
New Jersey, USA


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The “Idiot‘s Guide to the PID Algorithm” helped me and it help me to explain loop tuning techniques and constraints to clients. ”
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Instrumentation Control Solutions Ltd
Kent, England


“I liked that it was to-the-point and left out all the theory crap… ”
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Fiberplex Inc
Maryland, USA


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It worked well for tuning a difficult control loop.
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West Virginia, USA


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HM Electrical, USA


“The way you explain PID is really amazing. Thanx ”
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Natal, South Africa


“First of all I read all your Idiot's guide to PID and absolutely loved every minute of it. For crying out loud I totally understand in concept the components and their reasoning ... just love it!!!

I do appreciate much your simple articulating and analogies and the way you bring it all together. ”
Aldad Ernon
New Jersey, USA


“Firstly I would like to congratulate you on the way you have laid out the guide. I have been in process control for over 20 years and have not seen a more clear explanation of the tuning process.

I purchased your guide because I have been tasked with training a couple of instrument technicians on the art of vessel jacket tuning (with an added complication that my students are French!!!).

I have done quite a bit of tuning over the years, though not anything like on a full time basis, and the principles are well known to me but I could not have laid out the steps in such a clear and concise manner. ”
Will Anderson
Ireland


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“I found The "Idiot‘s Guide to PID Tuning" clear, concise, and to the point.

I haven‘t really had exposure to closed-loop control, however, this is a requirement in my new business, and I had to get an idea of what the hell it was.

Thanks to my electronic engineering background, in conjunction with the guide, I feel a lot more comfortable in tackling a closed-loop system, since it now makes sense. It is satisfying to be able to apply the ‘book’ knowledge in the real world, which is the difference between an academic, and a ‘real’ engineer. ”
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South Africa


“I have gone through your idiot's guide..making me one of those ‘idiots’ who have benefitted immensely from your guide.

Jokes apart, let me say thanks to you for sending me your wonderfully written tutorial which is as much fruitful to a Process Engineer as much as it is to a Control Engineer.

I being a Process Engineer, was always mesmerised by PID controllers but I now I feeel I understand them fully and realise that the control engineers are no more clever than me!

Once again thanks for your wonderful write up, ”
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India


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SA, Australia

“I purchased your PID Blueprint Pro/Deluxe more for evaluation than for needing an introduction to PID. I have been working with PID software for over 30 years, doing various flavors of custom algorithms. The most complicated one was PID with a few strings attached: I spent many hours in simulation.

Wish I would have had your spread sheet then. This one processed polymers on the NASA Space Shuttle a number of years ago.

Please let me know if we can put some useful PID information on our site along with links to buy your PID Blueprint. My personal recommendation will be the Pro edition.
Jim Hogenson
President
Control Solutions, Inc.
MN, USA


“I have to say the literature that you are providing is fantastic and simplifies the whole meaning of how to control.

The book gives a very structured method to tuning loops where as other literature maintains a complexity.

Seriously, I believe the direction you are heading and the information/instruction you have already given is second to none.
Paul Mclean
Manchester, UK


“1. You explain every thing one needs to understand both the theory and process of mastering PID loops. It is rigorous without being tedious.

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Idnadartaekni
Iceland


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Ray Bryant
South Carolina, USA


“It works.
It‘s simple to follow, quick to use, and it works. I‘ve tried other methods with usually lousy results. I've used this method a few times and it works properly.

When the client drops in ‘to see how I'm getting on’, his loop is running sweet and his jaw drops to the floor, that's a good product.

You have knocked my socks off! ”
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Zi-Argus
VIC, Australia


“As an industrial electrician the company I‘m working for now has been my first experience with instrumentation. The Tuning Blueprint is easy to understand and use as well as being a great reference source.

We had very good results, and our process is a little strange! It was no problem to keep the tank level constant but the feed rate was swinging wildly. By using your information I slowed down changes to our feed rate. We're still having a few problems with our process but these are due to other pieces of equipment being controlled manually. ”
Robert Perch
Collingwood Ethanol
Ontario, Canada


“I thought that blueprint might be the same as other similar products which give only theory. I really had to think many times before I finally bought the blueprint

My understanding about PID is really getting better, thanks to the blueprint for the clear explanations, my confidence when PID tuning has been boosted.

My first tuning was pH control, it was so difficult to find the ideal tuning constants. With the blueprint with me I managed to find the tuning parameters in no time. And now the controller is working well. ”
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“Most control/PID literature (textbooks etc) is a mass of mathematics which bears little relationship to real life situations. Written by academics!

I really like your style! Your approach is very similar to mine - at the interface between theory and practice, and that comes over. You clearly understand the theory, but have loads of practical experience with which to set the theory in a usable context. ”
Richard Landen
Econergy
Kent UK


“I was surprised at how well it worked with so little time involvement.

I got excellent results initially that needed little to no additional tuning to get within specifications. ”
Mark Flaugh
Pennsylvania, United States


“I was hesitant that the Blueprint would be general enough to be applicable to my PID tuning requirement, and that it would be too technical for a non-engineer, or applicable for only industrial processes.

Both the Idiot's Guide and the Blueprint helped me understand what my PID controller was actually trying to do, and I finally grasped how the P, I and D components affect the controller output. I also understood the correct definitions of many of the other terms, and determined the response type (integrating) of my process.

Now that I understand my process, and particularly its long lag and inertia, I have arrived at P and I parameters that provide me with the best trade-off between minimal overshoot and responsiveness.

In other words, I am now at peace with my process, whereas before I was increasingly frustrated by its behaviour. (I was up to my 20th trial when I found your guide.) It has been a fascinating journey!
Mark Bartter
NSW, Australia


“After years of trial-and-error tuning I decided it was time to make a concerted effort to really understand pid. Your publications came up as a practical way of doing this. In my business, combustion control for boilers and industrial processes, there seems to be few people who‚ have this understanding and ability.

The Idiot's Guide and Blueprint are a great help - THANK YOU! ”
Clive Lamprell
Lamprell Industries
Colorado, U.S.A.


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“Before buying, as with anything else on the internet, I thought:

‘Is it a rip-off?’

But the idiots guide really helped the technicians and operator understand PID loop tuning.

And Thanks to the blueprint We‘ve tuned Pressure, level & temperature and had great results tuning a difficult pH loop. ”
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Red Trail Energy, LLC
North Dakota, USA


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USA
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