Lab 6: Introduction to Control

This lab is designed to enhance the understanding of the control system concept. The PID algorithm is used to create the control system. This algorithm is applied to control the speed of a DC motor and the temperature of a heater.
by Dr. Petru A. COTFAS, Dr. Daniel T. COTFAS, Dr. Doru URSUTIU, and Dr. Cornel SAMOILA | Transilvania University of Brasov


This is lab 6 of 7 in the course, NI ELVIS Computer-Based Instrumentation.


  • Downloadable lab manual
  • LabVIEW VI's needed for completing labs are included in download


  • Basic understanding of LabVIEW and ELVIS II


LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.


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Required Software  Download Academic Software, Learn About Software Licensing
  • LabVIEW 2014 or Later (requires license)
  • NI ELVISmx 14.0 or Later - Download
  • NI LabVIEW PID and Fuzzy Logic Toolkit
Required Hardware Purchase Engineering Education Products
  • NI ELVIS II or II+ - View Specifications, View User Manual
  • DC motor
  • Tachometer
  • IRF530 MOSFET transistor
  • 1N4007 semiconductor diode
  • LM335 temperature sensor
  • 27 Ω, 5 kΩ, and 5.6 kΩ resistors
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