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March 19th, 2006, 11:38 PM
what is the comparison between PID controller and PLC?
when i can use PID controller?,
when i can use PLC?,
when i have to use PID and PLC togather?
with my besr regards
March 19th, 2006, 11:53 PM
PID control for continous process control that solves well with 3 term control.
PLC for discrete control, and state logic.
When you have both, use both.
March 20th, 2006, 12:25 AM
PID is an algorithm. The most common is a Temperature Controller. A Temperature Controller with a PID feature is commonly called a PID controller. A PID Controller is not limited to temperature. You can use it for any process that needs the same type of control as a heater.
The proper term for a PID Controller is Process Controller.
A PLC is a computer that is designed to control machines. PLC's can have many options. One of the options is PID Control. This means you can have a PLC with a PID Controller built in as one of the features.
March 20th, 2006, 05:26 AM
Now many PLCs are available with PID controllers. In PID u cannot program the Logic. U can set the parameters.