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[Energia Library] PID library for MSP430F5438A, MSP430G2553

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If you are using Energia, try this one which I have used with success: http://playground.arduino.cc/Code/PIDLibrary


There are some very good links behind it on practical use and the derivation. Also do a search for PID on 43oh for posts on everything from balancing robots to sous-vide. Your implementation will depend on how fast the system you are trying to control reacts and how stable it is.

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  • bluehash changed the title to [Energia Library] PID library for MSP430F5438A, MSP430G2553
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I am building a code to control a heater with a PWM output connected to an SSR using the Arduino-PID-AutoTune-Library. There are two issues I am currently facing with the above library while using the normal mode(not simulating but using actual analog input of a thermocouple) of operation. https://github.com/br3ttb/Arduino-PID-AutoTune-Library

1> The temperature overshoots when I start the operation.

I tried several values for the constants(kp=2,ki=0.5,kd=2; kp=1,ki=0.8,kd=0.8; kp=1,ki=0.5,kd=0 etc), but still the temperature overshoots by a significant amount.

For eg, if the Setpoint is 100 C, the process value goes upto 130-140 C before coming back to stable state between 95 to 110 C.

2> When I use the Auto tuning feature, the Arduino enters the tuning mode, but the PWM output count just toggles between 50 and 150 and it never comes out of Autotune mode and the temperature goes on increasing continuously even beyond 200 C although the set point is 100 C.

Can you please help me rectify the problem?



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These processes can be quite complex and the control is very dependent on the system.  Autotune doesn't always work and hand tuning is sometimes necessary.  It is impossible to guess what the constants should be without knowledge of the system and possibly experimentation.  Read the background material in the link I have given above for a better idea of how PID works.  If I remember correctly there is a very good link to a method for hand tuning when autotune fails.

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