Can you control a burner with PID?
is saying it works like a charm.
My application is different, all the PID's are redundant control devices in case my brewing brain (PLC) dies.
The only function the PID has in Remote is to retransmit the temperature to the PLC.
You just have to make sure the band isn't too narrow or else it will end up short cycling.
I use a very, very long cycle time.