Controls Research Plant

Provides a variety of options to teach key elements of classic and modern process control.

The Controls Research Plant offers options that help students experience classic control principles, such as basic dynamics that range from rotary and linear motion to temperature control. Educators can also use the Controls Research Plant to teach the key elements of modern process control including cascade control and regulator design. The Controls Research Plant includes both dynamically complex plants such as the linear inverted pendulum, and double pendulum, as well as plants such as the active suspension that require the use of state space modeling to express complex coupled dynamics.