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
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
- 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
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
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
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
Smart manufacturing might sound like the newest industry buzzword, but it has the potential to shape the entire manufacturing industry in the next decade or so. Countries across the globe are making plans to adopt smart manufacturing as a way to strengthen their own hold on the industry. Let's ta Read More
Any experienced engineer who has been asked to make new chemical engineering graduates into assets rather than a drain on resources knows that universities are turning out graduates without a basic knowledge of our profession.
They can’t read a P+ID, lay out plant, or siz Read More