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Entry ID: 109751051, Entry date: 11/24/2017

SIMATIC Technology - PID Control: Overview and Important Links

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At this topic page you find manuals, applications and FAQs about the topic PID control with SIMATIC technology for exact and performant universal controller, step controller and temperature controller.

Closed-loop control (PID control) refers to the process in which a physical variable (e.g., room temperature) is to be brought to a particular value while being stabilized against disturbances.

The controller is the component that acquires the actual value and derives a control signal from the difference between the setpoint and actual value. The controller then activates a final controlling element (e.g., heater) that compensates for the control deviation.

Motion ControlSignalprocessing/-outputPID Control

S7-1200 / S7-1500


SIMATIC S7-1200, S7-1500 PID control


What has to be considered to replace S7-200 PID applications with "PID_Compact" V2 for S7-1200?
How do you change control output limits of the technology object blocks "PID_Compact" and "PID_Temp" to avoid delayed control action?
How do you ensure bumpless change of operating mode using the pulse width modulation (PWM) of the PID_Temp instruction?
Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less Technology: AT 1 - Simple PID Commissioning
Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less Technology: AT 2 - Applying and Visualizing PID
How are the automatic PID controller settings (optimization) made for asymmetrical temperature control paths in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11 and higher?

Application examples

Closed-Loop Control of Simulated Controlled Systems in the S7-1500 with PID_Compact V2
Multi-Zone Control with "PID_Temp” for SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500
PID Control with PID_Compact for SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500
Single and Multi Loop Controller Structures (Cascade Control) with PID_Temp
3-Point Stepper Control with SIMATIC S7-1500
3-Point Stepper Control with SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500

Further Information

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