Research on a PID Controller using PLC for a Heating System

International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
© 2018 by SSRG - IJEEE Journal
Volume 5 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Phuong Chi Nguyen, Duc Quan Tran
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Phuong Chi Nguyen, Duc Quan Tran, "Research on a PID Controller using PLC for a Heating System," SSRG International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, vol. 5,  no. 1, pp. 1-5, 2018. Crossref,


This paper proposes a controller using an analog module of PLC for a heating system. The structure of the system includes a one-phase AC/AC converter, a heated resistance wire, a thermal sensor, an amplifier for a feedback signal and a cooling fan. Temperature of the heating wire is controlled by altering parameters of PID controller in a PLC module to vary its supply voltage. Finally, numerical and experimental results are illustrated to validatethe effectiveness of the proposed system.


Heating system, PLC, PID controller in PLC, MATLAB-Simulink simulation, experimental test bench.


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