PID (proportional-integral-derivative) simulators are software tools that allow users to design, test, and optimize PID control systems without the need for physical hardware. They are commonly used in the field of control engineering to design and simulate the performance of PID control systems in a variety of applications, including industrial processes, robotics, and automotive systems.
There are many free PID simulators available online that can be downloaded and used for free. Some examples include:
PID Simulator: A web-based PID simulator that allows users to design and test PID control systems using a simple browser interface.
Online realtime P, I, PI, PID & Fuzzy Logic Simulator: Online PID & Fuzzy Logic Simulator designed for students and allowing them to see how PID and Fuzzy Logic works, how parameters affect system stability, response time, performance, etc.
PIDTuner: Using a systematic method, it is straightforward to tune a PID controller. Utilize the system’s step response data and follow the wizard’s instructions step by step. On each step, you have the option to make options that will improve your tuning, although the defaults will function adequately. It is a web based application.
Using a PID simulator can be a useful way to quickly and easily design and optimize PID control systems without the need for physical hardware or laboratory equipment. It can also be a useful tool for students and educators who are learning about control engineering concepts.