Discrete PID Controllers Before discussing the design of digital control algorithms, let us consider discrete equivalents of analog controllers. This includes electronic controllers, which although discrete in nature, implements control by emulating the continuous nature of analog control strategies. A typical example is the electronic PI/PID algorithm. PI/PID Controller Design from the Time domain Consider the ideal PID controller written in the continuous time domain form: To discretise the controller, we need to approximate the integral and the derivative terms to forms suitable for computation by a computer. and The discretised PID algorithm is therefore: which is now in the form of a difference equation, suitable for coding in an appropriate programming language. Back to top PI/PID Controller Design from the Laplace Domain We can also formulate discrete PID controllers directly from the Laplace domain. Say we apply the backward difference method. Simplification yields: term in the approximation.
Industrial Internet The industrial internet is a term coined by General Electric and refers to the integration of complex physical machinery with networked sensors and software. The industrial Internet draws together fields such as machine learning, big data, the Internet of things, machine-to-machine communication and Cyber-physical system to ingest data from machines, analyze it (often in real-time), and use it to adjust operations. As of 27 March 2014, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) was founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM, and Intel to bring together industry players—from multinational corporations to academia and governments—to accelerate the development, adoption and wide-spread use of Industrial Internet technologies. Examples The Google driverless car takes in environmental data from roof-mounted LIDAR, uses machine-vision techniques to identify road geometry and obstacles, and controls the car’s throttle, brakes and steering mechanism in real-time. See also
Applications: Cellular Remote Monitoring Anatomy Of A Feedback Control System Here is the classic block diagram of a process under PID Control. What’s going on this diagram? The Setpoint (SP) is the value that we want the process to be. For example, the temperature control system in our house may have a SP of 22°C. “we want the heating and cooling process in our house to achieve a steady temperature of as close to 22°C as possible” The PID controller looks at the setpoint and compares it with the actual value of the Process Variable (PV). If the SP and the PV are the same – then the controller is a very happy little box. However, if there is a disparity between the SP and the PV we have an error and corrective action is needed. Let’s imagine the temperature PV in our house is higher than the SP. The sensor picks up the lower temperature, feeds that back to the controller, the controller sees that the “temperature error” is not as great because the PV (temperature) has dropped and the air con is turned down a little. Derivatives
Internet of Things The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. The term “Internet of Things” was first documented by a British visionary, Kevin Ashton, in 1999. Typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a Smart Grid. Early history In its original interpretation,[when?] Media
PID Controller For Lego Mindstorms Robots A PID Controller is a common technique used to control a wide variety of machinery including vehicles, robots and even rockets. The complete mathematical description of a PID Controller is fairly complex but a much simpler understanding is really all that is needed to use a PID effectively. This document is a description of how to create a PID Controller for use with Lego Mindstorms Robots using the NXT-G programming language. It will be easier if we have an actual task in mind so I will describe how to create a PID to do line following. A PID is really pretty straight forward and the typical description of a PID is easily understood by anyone that has had Calculus. So lets start with the basic layout of a robot that would be suitable for line following. Our goal is to get the robot to follow the fat black line. Line followers can be built with one light sensor, or two, or a dozen or however many you happen to have. Lets try to fix that. This approach works better than the first one.
Automation Automation or automatic control, is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching in telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships, aircraft and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention. Some processes have been completely automated. The biggest benefit of automation is that it saves labor, however, it is also used to save energy and materials and to improve quality, accuracy and precision. The term automation, inspired by the earlier word automatic (coming from automaton), was not widely used before 1947, when General Motors established the automation department. It was during this time that industry was rapidly adopting feedback controllers, which were introduced in the 1930s. Automation has been achieved by various means including mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic and computers, usually in combination. Types of automation
Panasonic Tech Insights: Electronic Components, Factory Automation and Lighting Solutions Articles Tuning a control loop – PID – is the adjustment of its control parameters (gain/proportional band, integral gain/reset, derivative gain/rate) to the optimum values for the desired control response. Stability (bounded oscillation) is a basic requirement, but beyond that, different systems have different behavior, different applications have different requirements, and requirements may conflict with one another. PID tuning is a difficult problem, even though there are only three parameters and in principle is simple to describe, because it must satisfy complex criteria within the limitations of PID control. There are accordingly various methods for loop tuning, and more sophisticated techniques are the subject of patents; this section describes some traditional manual method for loop tuning. Manual Tuning If the system must remain online, first set Ti and Td values to zero*. * Use minimum value possible in case PID Functions (F355 & F356) doesn’t allows you to use zero as a valid number.
Industrial control system NIST Industrial Control Security Testbed. Industrial control system (ICS) is a general term that encompasses several types of control systems used in industrial production, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems (DCS), and other smaller control system configurations such as programmable logic controllers (PLC) often found in the industrial sectors and critical infrastructures. ICSs are typically used in industries such as electrical, water, oil, gas and data. A historical perspective Industrial control system technology has evolved over the decades. DCS (distributed control systems) generally refer to the particular functional distributed control system design that exist in industrial process plants (e.g., oil and gas, refining, chemical, pharmaceutical, some food and beverage, water and wastewater, pulp and paper, utility power, mining, metals). DCSs PLCs Embedded control See also References
Tuning Examples Click on the graph to see it enlarged in a new window. Open loop test From this we determine process gain, delay time etc and can estimate... Zeigler-Nichols settings which almost invariably have too litttle gain and/or integral action Too little integral action, i.e. too large an reset time, is characterised by a sluggish return to the setpoint, here zero on the graph. Too much gain or integral But this is what a bit too much of both will look like. Less gain ... ... and not quite enough integral, as offset is not removed. Too much integral i.e. reset time too small ... ... and hard to judge whether gain is OK. Not enough integral ... but now with reduced integral (i.e. Unstable And here there is much too much of everything! Classic `quarter amplitude decay' This is what the book says we should look for. Personal preference But we'd often prefer something like this. The initial deviation is only slightly larger, but the plant settles down much faster.
Control system A control system is a device, or set of devices, that manages, commands, directs or regulates the behavior of other devices or systems. Industrial control systems are used in industrial production for controlling equipment or machines. There are two common classes of control systems, open loop control systems and closed loop control systems. In open loop control systems output is generated based on inputs. Overview The term "control system" may be applied to the essentially manual controls that allow an operator, for example, to close and open a hydraulic press, perhaps including logic so that it cannot be moved unless safety guards are in place. An automatic sequential control system may trigger a series of mechanical actuators in the correct sequence to perform a task. Logic control Logic control systems for industrial and commercial machinery were historically implemented at mains voltage using interconnected relays, designed using ladder logic. On–off control
PIDTuningClassical - ControlsWiki From ControlsWiki <analytics uacct="UA-11196190-1" ></analytics> Title: PID Tuning Via Classical Methods Note: Video lecture available for this section! Authors: James Bennett, Ajay Bhasin, Jamila Grant, Wen Chung Lim Stewards: Arthur Edge III, Kathryn Mientel, Renu Rao, Kaveh Saba Date Presented: 10/19/2006 // Date Revised: 10/16/2007 Introduction Currently, more than half of the controllers used in industry are PID controllers. Types of controller tuning methods include the trial and error method, and process reaction curve methods. The equation below shows the PID algorithm as discussed in the previous PID Control section. u is the control signal ε is the difference between the current value and the set point. Kc is the gain for a proportional controller. τi is the parameter that scales the integral controller. τd is the parameter that scales the derivative controller. t is the time taken for error measurement. b is the set point value of the signal, also known as bias or offset. Trial and Error 4.
Smart objects A Smart Object is an object that enhances the interaction with not only people but also with other Smart Objects. It can not only refer to interaction with physical world objects but also to interaction with virtual (computing environment) objects. A smart physical object may be created either as an artifact or manufactured product or by embedding electronic tags such as RFID tags or sensors into non-smart physical objects. Smart virtual objects are created as software objects that are intrinsic when creating and operating a virtual or cyber world simulation or game. The concept of a smart object has several origins and uses, see History. There are also several overlapping terms, see also Smart device, Tangible Object or Tangible User Interface and Thing as in the Internet of Things. History The Smart Object concept was introduced by Marcelo Kallman and Daniel Thalmann  as an object that can describe its own possible interactions. Characteristics of Smart Objects Donald A.
Improving the Beginner’s PID – Introduction « Project Blog In conjunction with the release of the new Arduino PID Library I’ve decided to release this series of posts. The last library, while solid, didn’t really come with any code explanation. This time around the plan is to explain in great detail why the code is the way it is. I’m hoping this will be of use to two groups of people: People directly interested in what’s going on inside the Arduino PID library will get a detailed explanation. It’s going to be a tough slog, but I think I found a not-too-painful way to explain my code. The Beginner’s PID Here’s the PID equation as everyone first learns it: This leads pretty much everyone to write the following PID controller: Compute() is called either regularly or irregularly, and it works pretty well. Sample Time – The PID algorithm functions best if it is evaluated at a regular interval. Once we’ve addressed all these issues, we’ll have a solid PID algorithm. UPDATE: In all the code examples I’m using doubles. Tags: Arduino, Beginner's PID, PID