LabVIEW cRIO Expert Services
LabVIEW Control & Instrumentation Experts
LabVIEW cRIO Services
Apart from the National Instruments cRIO system – take a look at some of the other systems we operate here. Often the versatility of LabVIEW real-time and NI cRIO creates the ideal platform for prototyping applications. How many other systems are out there where you can write a custom control system, interface to 50+ sensors, put some FPGA code in the mix, have a full UI and file writing, and develop all of this in around one to two weeks?
See below for some example components that enable rapid prototyping for versatile IO and control. Just talk to us if you have any questions about your solution. Our hardware stock covers the can save you from purchasing equipment that you may only be using once. Looking for a LabVIEW experts or cRIO consultants? Contact us today!
A reliable backbone
The National Instruments cRIO system is often our most reliable backbone. Based on a Linux real-time system running LabVIEW, a configurable FPGA, and fully configurable IO, there are few limits to custom data capture and real-time control. Direct interfaces to RS232, RS485 and EtherCAT are built into the chassis.
For the little extras
Adding another 8 IO cards via real-time EtherCAT in LabVIEW is simple – NI 9144. The NI9144 can also be used in non-LabVIEW projects, for example via the MathWorks Simulink real-time EtherCAT interface.
Create 24V DC safety circuitry to make sure you equipment is protected. Switch solenoids, circuit breakers and many other components with the NI 9472.
Reliably monitor your 24V DC safety circuits, or the health of any other equipment connected to the cRIO using the NI 9421 digital 24V input module.
Building 24bit Bridges
Custom strain gauges (we once built some awesome gauges from liquid metal Galinstan) or commercial load cells? Simultaneous 50kS/s and 24bit A/D should do the job (NI 9237). We can support MANY channels after a previous client had a bit of a strain gauge fest.
The analog age
Analog still exists. While most communication to servo drives is now done via digital interfaces (EtherCAT, Ethernet IP, CANBUS …), some entry level motor drives still feature analog I/O. The NI 9263 c-Series module has come in handy many times, 8 channels, 16 bit and super reliable.
What about current?
Industrial sensors commonly feature 4…20mA outputs. The NI 9203 is fast, reliable and supports 8 current channels.
We have interfaced to pretty much any sensor that is out there. Inertial measurement units (IMUs), pressure, force, displacement, proximity, fluid flow, temperature and many other sensors. We provide expert consulting services when our clients require custom LabVIEW interface such as RS232 / RS485 or I2C to more specialist sensors such as IMUs. Given that the cRIO OS is based on Linux, we can often reuse complex IMU APIs provided by the sensor manufacturer.
Industrial control development
Industrial control development is what we are experts at. Providing real-time control consulting services and implementation from edge to cloud. We design, build and test. We get enormous satisfaction when (not if!) we get things working.