Setpoint (control system)

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This article is about setpoints in control theory. For other uses, see Set point.

Setpoint is the desired process output that an automatic control system will aim to reach. For example, a boiler might have a temperature setpoint, that is the temperature the control system aims to attain.[1]


  1. ^ Åström, Karl J.; Murray, Richard M. (2008). Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers. Princeton: Princeton University Press. p. 293. ISBN 0-691-13576-2.