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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 68011827, Entry date: 05/13/2019

3-Point Stepper Control with SIMATIC S7-1500

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STEP 7 (TIA Portal) offers you the technology object "PID_3Step" to control valves and actuators with integrating behavior for SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500 PLC.

The technology object "PID_3Step" controls the valve of a mixer tap according to a desired given temperature.
A three-way mixing valve with valve actuator is used. The valve is digital controlled in both directions. This is referred to as a 3-point stepper control.
Varying the valve position can yield any mixing ratio of hot and cold entering water and so the water outlet temperature.

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This entry won't be updated anymore because this application example is published together with the version for SIMATIC S7-1200 under the following link: Application Example "3-Point Stepper Control with SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500" 

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