Here we can **simulate a process variable** or create a disturbance and observe the **PID controller** response with different set of PID controller gains.

## PID Controller Simulator

Download the **PID controller simulator** created using excel and learn about how to tune a controller and observe its response.

### INDEX OF PID CONTROLLER SIMULATOR EXCEL

#### Sheet # 1

contains basic instructions for using this excel PID controller simulator.

#### Sheet # 2

contains the PID Controller Simulator.

#### Sheet # 3

contains various types of parameters set for different PID controllers.

#### Sheet # 4

contains basic theory of a PID controller philosophy.

#### Sheet # 5

contains basics of PID simulator functions.

#### Sheet # 6

contains PID controller calculations (Internal Purpose).

**CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SIMULATOR**

**Password: ****instrumentationtools.com**

This simulator designed for a Five minutes time span only, so the process variables values and PID controller gains value ranges are limited.

**Steps to Follow**

First **Download Excel PID Controller simulator** and follow the below steps

1.Here we are giving an fixed step change input to the setpoint of a PID controller.

2.Parameters sheet: we can get the Process parameters & PID Controllers gains or you can use your own.

3.Enter the Process Parameters values (K,T & L) for simulating a Process variable (PV).

4.Enter the PID Controller Parameters values (C, I & D) for simulating PID Controllers action.

5.Understand the Process variable & PID controllers response from the graph.

6.Repeat above procedure for different controllers and observe the response

### Basic Block Diagram of a Closed Loop PID Controller

The above block diagram shows the basic closed loop PID controller. The theoretical formulas for PID controller & Process are shown in picture.

### PID Controller Response:

Note:

1. Enter different values and simulate the process variable and observe the PID controller response for the respective tunning parameters.

2. As the above time scale was created for a period of 5 minute so range of parameters to be entered are limited.

### PID Controller Simulation Parameters:

Credits : engineers-excel.com

## 21 comments

Very impressive…Nice work

Hi Colt,

Thanks for the feedback. I will Post similar tools like these. Keep in touch.

Thanks,

S Bharadwaj Reddy

This PID Controller simulator very helpful to learn about tunning and different responses of controllers based on their gains. Happy to find this simulator here.

What is the password for Excel file to edit/change PID values…

Hi Madhava Reddy,

Steps to Follow:

1. Download the Excel simulator rar/zip file.

2. Use Password: instrumentationtools.com to extract the excel file from rar/zip file.

3. Open the extracted excel file.

4. Now Excel file asks either to enter the password / Select Read only. There is NO need to enter any password in excel file.

5. Select Read Only Option instead of Password in excel file.

6. Thats it. Now Excel opened and Start your PID Simulations.

Any other queries ? Please comment

Thanks

Bharadwaj

Working great dude. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful application on PID controller simulation.

How to see formula you used in excel sheet.

Does it work for online simulation?

its a simple simulation in Excel sheet. Download it & do your simulation offline.

Thank you Sir! This program very helpful for everyone.

Good work Bharadwaj. All the best for future tools.

Very Great Tools sir. Thank You.

Thanks Sir, Very useful sheet.

Nice and Useful stuff

hello Sir,

i think the downloading link is not work, would you check please,

Thanks

Hi, Link is working. Click Download button available in Top Menu. Please check again.

thank you Sir, it seems that i have access problem from my ISP here.

Thanks very much

You really understand PID! The way you simplified this is just Bossy.

i really would like to have this file but unfortunately i could not download it. it is showing me a comment like…

The webpage at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxGPUqsay2wPME14cE5RaC1zRUU/view?usp=sharing might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

Please share a new wepage or tell me how to download it.

i really would like to have this file but unfortunately i could not download