August 8, 2018 Damien Munroe

If you’re a controls or process engineer, then you’ve probably spent more time than you care to admit tuning PID loops, I certainly have! I shudder remembering some of the different methods I tried – a mix of guess and test procedures passed along or picked up from one job to the next. Fort Read More

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

December 20, 2017 Megan Ray Nichols

Anyone in the manufacturing industry knows injection moulding is an essential tool for creating plastic items — it’s one of those manufacturing processes that has stood the test of time and has changed very little since its inception. In spite of the lack of change, this field has always been 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