A quick look at all the different topics we will be covering in this series of PID Tutorial videos. This series assumes you are familiar with the CLICK PLC and know how to spell PID. We will cover everything else you need to know about how to get PID up and running on the CLICK PLC. Note that this is a hands on show-you-how-to-do-it series
it is NOT a theoretical equations thing so you won't find any long winded explanation of integral and derivative equations in these videos. The videos are broken up as follows:
1, Click PID Overview (this video), 2. Hardware (it important to know what hardware you are working on), 3 Configuration (how to configure PID in a CLICK PLC), 4. Autotune (how to run an Autotune) , 5. Manual tune (for those times when Autotune struggles) , Ramp Soak (An example of how to use PID in a real system), Loose ends (covers things we glossed over in the previous videos) and some bonus videos that go in depth on some of the topics we skipped.
Resources used in this series can be found here: https://library.automationdirect.com/click-plc-temperature-pid-tuning-resource-page/
Videos in this series:
Configure part A: https://youtu.be/Ak2eFFHkriM
Configure part B: https://youtu.be/f8X7prho8dU
AutoTune part A: https://youtu.be/8T1A0ryIGfo
AutoTune part B: https://youtu.be/bEpbia94W
Manual Tune part A
Manual Tune part B
Bonus: Sizing Fans:
Bonus: Freeze Bias:
Bonus: C-more PID Template part A
Bonus: C-more PID Template part B
If you are already familiar with PID, then checkout the QUICKSTART video where we do a quick example without a lot of explanation. If you are not real familiar with PID, or you just want to learn about all the cool features the CLICK PID has to offer you, then this series of videos where we break it down into easy to consume step by step hands-on tutorials is for you. This video is the OVERVIEW where we outline what we will be doing. We’ll then take a closer look at the hardware we will be using. Understanding your hardware is the first key to getting a successful PID implementation. Next, we’ll see how to configure the CLICK PLC for PID using the graphical user interface that walks you step-by-step through setting up PID. Then we’ll find out what the hardware can do, do an autotune, and run a bunch of examples to see how well we did. Autotune can struggle if you have something odd going on in your system or a noisy process variable for example, so it’s always nice to have a manual tuning method in your tool box. In this video we’ll show you a quick and easy way to manually tune a reliable and stable PID system without having to play the PID guessing game and hoping you get close enough. In all the previous videos we manually changed the setpoint. PID is great for tracking processes, so in this video we’ll build a little ramp soak function and then use it to feed PID so PID can automatically track the Ramp Soak and give us a nice clean repeatable and reliable temperature profile! Finally, we’ll use this video to back up and take a closer look at the features we glossed over or skipped to save time in the previous videos. And some of the bigger topics will be covered in their own bonus videos. If you are you ready to get started, then click here to see all the videos in this series. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you will be notified when we publish new videos. And click here to learn about AutomationDirect’s free award-winning tech support options.