Flexible and accurate process automation systems are important to the profitability of processing and manufacturing procedures. Developing programs for monitoring and manipulating the plants can be challenging, because testing the programs in actual plants is costly and harmful. System designers frequently depend on simulation to validate their solutions before implementation.
Modern distributed control systems (DCS) offer advanced control and monitoring functionality. MathWorks software for multivariable control, PID control, fuzzy logic, and neural systems help automation system designers develop these modern programs by supplying an adaptable desktop prototyping atmosphere. Using MATLAB and Simulink, these programs could be completely worked out against process models representing operating and upset conditions too pricey or unsafe for testing within the area. Both MATLAB and Simulink offer ANSI/ISO compliant C code generation to get rid of manual translation errors and streamline deployment from the DCS. Designers can further validate their programs operating around the DCS by utilizing OPC Toolbox™ to hook up with process simulations running in MATLAB or Simulink.