Using Simplex Optimum Run to tune a PI Controller

Last updated February 20, 2022

This example demonstrates how to use the Simplex Optimum run component to tune a PI controller. The Optimum run component can be viewed as another type of multiple-run device, similar to the Multiple Run component.  The major difference is that the Optimum Run component actually searches for (and converges to) the optimum design parameters.  The Optimum Run approach can result in a huge time savings by drastically reducing the amount of runs required, as well as improving accuracy by converging to the exact design point.