April 18, 2018 Damien Munroe

Three Recent Developments that Should Make PID Optimisation a Priority

Whether you tune underperforming PID controllers manually or with the help of software, one thing that both approaches assume is: You know which loop is the bad actor!

A recent post of mine focused Read More

January 26, 2018 Damien Munroe

A Simple Method for Modelling Processes and Tuning Loops

Has a colleague ever commented: “How’d you manage that?” When the question is spoken like a statement, that’s when you know you’ve accomplished something special. Ironically, when it comes to tun Read More

January 5, 2018 Damien Munroe

- 4 Most Common Data Collection and Controller Tuning Pitfalls

Ask technicians and engineers about manually tuning PIDs. Their responses usually fall into one of three different groups: 1) Some who will say it’s a “dark art” and won’t stray from an OEM’s Read More

November 22, 2017 Damien Munroe

Stop Chasing Symptoms by Asking 5 Simple Questions:

I’ve always thought of myself as a “systems thinker”. If you read my previous post here on PII about Read More

November 1, 2017 Damien Munroe

5 Keys to Transitioning from Startup to Optimisation Successfully

When reconnecting with a friend I was reminded of a project during my days working together in Oil and Gas. That job highlighted the difference in skills needed when starting up a process versus those that are needed to opt Read More

Doug Cooper - the founder of Control Station - hosted two new hires today for a tour of the UConn cogen facility.

Doug Cooper - the founder of Control Station - hosted two new hires today for a tour of the UConn cogen facility.

CS' president Dennis Nash with a pair of new hires - Venkata and Meagan - on a field trip to the cogen facility at University of Connecticut.

CS' president Dennis Nash with a pair of new hires - Venkata and Meagan - on a field trip to the cogen facility at University of Connecticut.

If you missed Bob Rice at TechED, then be sure to download his PID Tuning Guide. #ROKTechED https://t.co/JHELlN3eY4

If you missed Bob Rice at TechED, then be sure to download his PID Tuning Guide. #ROKTechED https://t.co/JHELlN3eY4

If you're mechanically minded and an advocate of OEE, then you should enjoy Bob Rice's latest post on Plant Services. https://t.co/kM4rTbsKPm

If you're mechanically minded and an advocate of OEE, then you should enjoy Bob Rice's latest post on Plant Services. https://t.co/kM4rTbsKPm

Another great session during TechED 2018. Dr. Bob Rice packed the room with practitioners who were eager to learn a simple approach for tuning their PID controllers. #ROKTechED

Another great session during TechED 2018. Dr. Bob Rice packed the room with practitioners who were eager to learn a simple approach for tuning their PID controllers. #ROKTechED

Kicked off TechED 2018 with a great event on Sunday. Thanks to our host Rockwell Automation.

Kicked off TechED 2018 with a great event on Sunday. Thanks to our host Rockwell Automation.

Missed #PIWorld last month? Check out our interactive infographic that's loaded with high-impact videos from the best conference talks for each industry . Find out who won this year's Customer Awards and who are our Top 3 Industrial Analytics Picks. https://t.co/5Bye6pyqge

Missed #PIWorld last month? Check out our interactive infographic that's loaded with high-impact videos from the best conference talks for each industry .  Find out who won this year's Customer Awards and who are our Top 3 Industrial Analytics Picks.   https://t.co/5Bye6pyqge

Tight control is critical especially when the goal is to maximize quality and output. Thankfully PlantESP can help:

Continuous improvement in manufacturing is dictated by the plant’s culture. Read what Dr. Bob Rice has found on about the relevance of culture: https://t.co/XsYJF5hYmM

Continuous improvement in manufacturing is dictated by the plant’s culture. Read what Dr. Bob Rice has found on about the relevance of culture: https://t.co/XsYJF5hYmM
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