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PID Controller Tunning Parameters Simulator

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
PID Controller Simulator

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


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 baisc theory of a PID controller philosphy.

Sheet 5 contains baiscs of PID simulator functions.

Sheet 6 contains PID controller calculations (Internal Purpose).


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:



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

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Colt May 26, 2015 at 8:35 am

Very impressive…Nice work

S Bharadwaj Reddy May 26, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Hi Colt,
Thanks for the feedback. I will Post similar tools like these. Keep in touch.
S Bharadwaj Reddy

Vikram Gupta May 29, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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.

MADHAVA REDDY Durgempudi June 14, 2015 at 12:32 am

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

S Bharadwaj Reddy June 14, 2015 at 4:56 am

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


Madhu June 21, 2015 at 12:07 pm

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

Sudheer December 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

How to see formula you used in excel sheet.

gb December 30, 2015 at 6:27 am

Does it work for online simulation?

S Bharadwaj Reddy December 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

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

Lê Quý Du February 11, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Thank you Sir! This program very helpful for everyone.

Ravi Kiran Emandi March 9, 2016 at 1:58 am

Good work Bharadwaj. All the best for future tools.

Sachin Patil April 25, 2016 at 8:36 am

Very Great Tools sir. Thank You.

Mohammad Javed May 24, 2016 at 6:22 am

Thanks Sir, Very useful sheet.

JAYAPRAKASH August 10, 2016 at 10:50 am

Nice and Useful stuff

Ameer April 23, 2017 at 2:22 pm

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


S Bharadwaj Reddy April 24, 2017 at 3:39 am

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

Ameer April 25, 2017 at 4:10 am

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

lafta June 30, 2017 at 7:47 am

Thanks very much


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