Complete Industrial Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Tutorial

Publish Date: Dec 09, 2014 | 42 Ratings | 3.74 out of 5 |  PDF

Overview

This document is a comprehensive tutorial on Industrial Digital I/O and Counter/Timer hardware. Learn about National Instruments product offerings for digital and timing I/O, the Industrial Feature Set including watchdog timers and isolation, complementary devices like relays, solenoids and encoders, concepts like sinking and sourcing, and see how these devices can be used in your industrial application.


Table of Contents

  1. Choose the Right Industrial Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Module
  2. The Industrial Feature Set
  3. Complementary Devices for Industrial Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Hardware
  4. Industrial Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Concepts
  5. Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Example Industrial Applications
  6. White Papers and Webcasts for Industrial Digital I/O and Counter/Timers

1. Choose the Right Industrial Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Module

Digital I/O Hardware Product-Feature Matrix
Counter/Timer Hardware Product-Feature Matrix
Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Product Migration Guide
Pinouts for Legacy and Replacement Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Boards

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2. The Industrial Feature Set

Watchdog Timers Programmable Input Filters
The Industrial Feature Set: Programmable Power Up States Change Detection
Optical Isolation

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3. Complementary Devices for Industrial Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Hardware

Relays Solid State Relays
Solenoids
Process Switches Proximity/Limit Switches
Digital Output Sensors Encoders

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4. Industrial Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Concepts

2-Wire and 3-Wire Sensors
Sinking and Sourcing
Electronic Components in Digital Sensors
Common Hardware Connections for Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Boards
High Voltage Inputs to the RTSI Bus on NI 6528
Protecting Inductive Loads on the NI 6509

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5. Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Example Industrial Applications

Torque Sensor in Chemical Mixing Watchdog Timers in Candy Packaging
Programmable Input Filters in Oil Refinery
Programmable Power Up States in Rolling Mill Flow Sensor in Semiconductor Manufacturing
Magnetic Encoder in Anti-Lock Braking Incremental Encoder in Cut-to-Length Controller
Flow Sensor in Steam Billing Optical Isolation in Chemical Pigment Mixing
Stepper Motors in Automated Assembly

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6. White Papers and Webcasts for Industrial Digital I/O and Counter/Timers

White Papers:
Choosing the Right Industrial Digital I/O Module for Your Digital Output Sensor
Using the NI Digital I/O High-Reliability Feature Set for Industrial Applications
Using National instruments High-Voltage Channel-Channel Isolated Counter/Timer Devices in Industrial Applications
Webcast on Demand:
New Low-Cost Industrial Data Acquisition Solutions
Interactive Tutorials
Two-Minute, Interactive Tutorials on Industrial Feature Set for Digital I/O

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