Smart Industry System Design with MATLAB and Simulink

Date Time
18 Aug 2020
11:00 PM EDT


Industrial systems are becoming increasingly “smart” with the integration of sensors into various equipment and manufacturing processes. Smart industry system designs and implementations span a range of use cases and challenges. For example, industrial equipment makers face complex challenges in developing and maintaining embedded applications. On the other hand, manufacturing equipment users  are challenged by how to use sensor data to improve the efficiency and uptimes of their processes. In these instances, developing applications for monitoring and predicting plant operations can be complex and controlling the plants can be difficult because testing the applications in actual plants can be expensive and dangerous. Forward-looking companies are turning to MATLAB and Simulink to solve these challenges. In this seminar, you will hear about how to leverage MATLAB and Simulink for your predictive maintenance and control system design applications.

Time (AEST) Title
13:00 – 13:45

Digital Twins and Predictive Maintenance with MATLAB and Simulink

Do you need to move to predictive maintenance but are having trouble with your data?  Not enough failure data to correctly train your models?  What about scaling out for production? This talk will cover an overview of how MATLAB and Simulink can combine with your existing data, directly talk to your PLCs and historians to train predictive maintenance models.  But with MathWorks you can also close the loop by pushing, at the click of a button, your models back out to your production control systems and edge devices.

13:45 – 14:30

Virtual Commission with Model-Based Design

Virtual commissioning uses dynamic models to design and validate algorithms for improved productivity. After validation, these algorithms can be automatically deployed to a simulated PLC, where the code running on the PLC is tested against the plant model. 

14:30 – 15:00

Spinning Brushless Motors with Simulink (Optional)

Brushless motors rely on field-oriented control to regulate currents to motor windings.  In this session, we will look at some of the challenges and solutions for developing field-oriented control algorithms to achieve the 10-20KHz switching frequency required for efficient and accurate motor operation.


  • Combine your existing data with digital twins to drive predictive maintenance scheduling
  • Test your software in early project stages by using virtual commissioning and Model-Based Design
  • Learn about the latest features for motor control system development

About the Presenter

Ruth-Anne Marchant
Ruth-Anne Marchant is a Senior Application Engineer specializing in Simulink, and Model-Based Design. Since joining MathWorks in 2015, her focus is on supporting customers adopt Model-Based Design with Simulink. Prior to joining MathWorks, Ruth-Anne worked in the Canadian aerospace industry as a control systems engineer. Ruth-Anne holds a BASc in computer engineering and an MASc in electrical and computer engineering, both from the University of Waterloo, Canada, specializing in control systems.

Peter Brady

Peter Brady is an application engineer with MathWorks striving to accelerate our customer’s engineering and scientific computing workflows across maths, statistics, finance and machine learning. Prior to joining MathWorks, Peter worked in computational fluid and thermodynamics as well as high performance computing for a number of defence and civil contractors as well as a few universities. He has worked in fields as diverse as cavitation, wave/turbulence interactions, rainfall and runoff, nano-fluidics, HVAC and natural convection including scale out cloud simulation techniques. Peter holds doctorate in free surface computational fluid dynamics and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering both from the University of Technology Sydney.

Product Focus

You are already signed in to your MathWorks Account. Please press the "Submit" button to complete the process.