A Primer for Machine Control

Publish Date: Feb 15, 2012 | 1 Ratings | 5.00 out of 5 |  PDF


The Machine Control Primer provides an overview of one architecture you can use to build control applications on NI CompactRIO controllers running the NI LabVIEW Real-Time Module Version 8.6 or later. It explains how you can use new features for CompactRIO – such as the Scan Engine, Fault Engine, and Distributed System Manager – that were introduced in LabVIEW 8.6 and is designed to provide a framework for engineers designing industrial control applications, especially engineers who are familiar with the use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). It is intended as a complementary guide to standard LabVIEW Real-Time training and includes architectural overviews, LabVIEW coding recommendations, and example code.

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1. Contents of the Control Primer include:

  • Machine Control Architecture Overview
  • Introduction to CompactRIO
  • Basic Controller Architecture Background
  • Basic Controller Architecture Example in LabVIEW
  • State-Based Designs
  • LabVIEW Statechart Module
  • Statechart Example in LabVIEW
  • Quick Start – Modifying an Example
  • Reusable Functions
  • Multiple Tasks
  • Errors and Faults
  • Example Code


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