Specialized control algorithms and advanced synchronization with sensors and vision systems are hard or impossible to achieve with traditional motion systems. NI motion solutions provide these control and synchronization capabilities through the LabVIEW NI SoftMotion Module and reconfigurable off-the-shelf hardware for both the NI CompactRIO and PXI platforms.
Because NI motion solutions are built on the NI LabVIEW RIO architecture, motion can be synchronized to any other measurement I/O in the CompactRIO or PXI platforms. This enables flexible and customizable real-time or FPGA-based synchronization to a huge variety of sensors and modular instruments.
NI provides a variety of motion hardware to match varying application needs, all programmed through the LabVIEW NI SoftMotion Module and based on the LabVIEW RIO architecture. This includes drive interface modules and traditional motion drives, reconfigurable NI C Series drives, distributed AKD EtherCAT drives, and FPGA-based drive interfaces to custom hardware and feedback schemes.
NI motion solutions are programmed with the LabVIEW NI SoftMotion Module and based on the LabVIEW RIO architecture so that you can choose where to customize, and where to use existing provided code and functionality. From plug-and-play hardware and express VI Windows programming to custom power electronics paired with user defined FPGA-based drive firmware, NI SoftMotion provides an effective framework for your application. With NI motion control, you can achieve the performance and flexibility of custom designs in an off-the-shelf platform, saving time and money.
Advanced integration options enable NI vision and motion tools to have tight synchronization through a single development environment. This level of integration powers today’s smart machines and high-performance automation tasks like visual servoing and dynamic manipulation. Hardware options provide the flexibility to have the vision and motion control system within the same hardware or distributed across multiple hardware targets while still maintaining a high level of synchronization.
National Instruments is committed to your success, and has the tools to help you with your next application. NI offers a wide range of professional services from prototyping and feasibility analysis to consulting and development assistance, as well as world-class support through applications engineering. For full system integration and development, turn to an NI Alliance Partner specializing in motion and machine automation with NI products.