PID Tuning Tutorial

"This practical explanation helped me understand PID control better in two hours than a recent three-month theoretical course."

(Testimonial from: Terry King, ON, Canada)

Dear Engineering Professional,

Has that PID controller that looks after your most important process always been a bit of a ‘black box?’

Have you Googled PID control and found that Wikipedia page with enough math to frighten Mr Spock?

Well Here Is Some Good News

My name is Finn Peacock, and I've been in the Control System Engineering game for over 12 years. Over those 12 years I’ve repeatedly been asked to explain how the PID controllers - on which million and billion dollar enterprises depend - actually work.

After a lot of false starts I finally came up with not just an analogy that explains PID control in plain English, but a series of thought experiments. The great thing about thought experiments is that they force you to VISUALIZE what’s going on. And as almost every engineer I’ve ever met has a highly visual mind - that means if you follow these thought experiments you should never forget these fundamental PID Control concepts.

I’ve assembled these thought experiments and visualizations into a highly condensed 22 page book called:

The Idiot’s Guide to the PID Algorithm

This crash course in the fundamentals of PID control uses the analogy of a car on a freeway changing lanes to represent the process under control and walks you through those easy to visualize "thought experiments" to cement the concepts in your mind.

It’s an idiot’s guide, not because I think you are an idiot (God forbid!), but because you don’t need any special expertise to understand it. (Although even if your math is better than Stephen Hawking, I reckon you’ll still find it clarifies things – I got a glowing testimonial from a PhD last week)

It is called a guide to the PID Algorithm because the PID Algorithm is at the heart of any PID control system. If you don’t understand what the algorithm does, you ain’t gonna fully understand PID control. Simple as that.

What People Are Saying

"Easy to use and to follow. Probably is the best down-to-earth material for PID that I have ever seen.

Really,.. it is Idiot Proof."

Francisco Lopez
Advanced Integrated Solutions Inc

"As I am rather new to this field of process control, I was very pleased to have the PID Loop explained in a VERY understandable way (if you know why, the how comes easy)

Now even I can explain it to others. Excellent Job!!!"

James Greer
Experitec Inc
Kansas, USA

"I was impressed with how the Idiot's Guide explained all of the math behind the proportional, integral and derivative terms in layman's terms, so that operators, engineers, electricians, and mechanics cold get a better understanding of PID control.

The Operators and Stationary Engineers in my plant were very grateful that I allowed them to read the Idiot's Guide, because now they could understand the processes better.

I also liked the way that it built up each of the three components, starting with proportional, then adding integral, then finally adding derivative.

This practical explanation helped me understand PID control better in two hours than I had learned in three-month theoretical courses that I had taken in the past."

Terry King
Gay Lea Foods
Ontario, Canada

"It helped me understand the concept of PID, and what the effect of each parameter is on the output result.

The best thing about this manual that it is short and to the point."


"Simple, easy to understand explanations

The "Idiot's Guide to the PID Algorithm" helped me and it helps me to explain loop tuning techniques and constraints to clients. "

John Maunder
Instrumentation Control Solutions Ltd
Kent, England

" I liked that it was to-the-point and left out all the theory crap… "

John Campbell
Fiberplex Inc
Maryland, USA

"There is no doubt that it helps obtain an intuitive feel for the user."

Anthony Keefe
Michigan, USA

"I liked the format. It was written in and felt it like the author was talking to me. So I did not feel like I was just reading some other book."

Randy Ruano
California, USA

" I like the fact it is plain English with humor interjected "

David Molley
Industrial Innovations Inc
Los Angeles, USA

What this book is not.

This book simply gives you the best foundation you can have if you want to understand PID control: An intuitive understanding of the algorithm that does the controlling.

It does not teach you how to design a PID control system or build it, there are plenty of books around that cover that in great detail. What it does do is give you a great headstart when you start designing, building or tuning your PID Control System, because you will understand the beating heart of the entire system – the PID Algorithm.

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An Idiot's Guide to the PID Alogorithm
PID Control Tutorial
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My Promise to You

I have a very simple promise to make to you. If you don't feel you understand the PID Algorithm after reading this 22 page book, I want you to ask for a full and complete refund.

If you don't like it, or you don't feel that it explains the concepts at least as well as I've described, you get your money back.

Simple as that.


The investment to own the Idiot's Guide to the PID Algorithm is just $27

Finn Peacock, Author of The PID Tuning Blueprint

Finn Peacock
Author of The Idiot's Guide to the PID Algorithm


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Format Of The Idiot's Guide to the PID Algorithm

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Finn Peacock



Finn Peacock
Author of The Idiot's Guide to the PID Algorithm

PS If you order now, read the guide and are still not happy contact me within 30 days and I will give you your money back in full. REMEMBER - you are getting immediate access to a tutorial that is guaranteed to help you understand the most important component of PID Control : The PID Algorithm.


Finn Peacock
PO Box 470
Brighton SA
+61 8 7200 0177
Email: finn(at)

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