Integrating NI LabVIEW and NI PACs with any PLC
View this webcast to learn about use cases for LabVIEW and NI CompactRIO and the different ways to connect LabVIEW to a variety of industrial networks, including EtherCAT, CANopen, PROFIBUS, ProfiNET, Modbus TCP, and OPC.
Both process and discrete manufacturers are under increasing pressure to maximize efficiency, reduce downtime, and improve yield. Manufacturers recognize that the key to making these improvements is timely and accurate information. However, information development is complicated by the mix of hardware and software that exists in plants and the limitation of traditional PLC systems. You can incorporate LabVIEW and NI programmable automation controllers (PACs), such as NI CompactRIO, into your existing system to add measurements and analysis to your processes to gather complex data and convert it into useful information. Integration among the systems must be simple, effective, and often deterministic.
Additionally, through the openness of LabVIEW you can connect and provide the information where it is needed, whether that is in a database, available on a web based dashboard, or provided into the existing plant or machine control hardware. You can even use LabVIEW to close feedback loops and perform complex control operations using the provided information.