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Flare Measurement System – Automating Steel Inspection With LabVIEW
We aimed to create an accurate and expandable inspection system for a steel production line. The system needed to be more efficient, faster, and less prone to error than the current method of human inspection. ...

Full Surface Defect Detection in Hot Conditions for Steel Products
Developing an online surface inspection system for hot conditions (above 1,000 °C) where lamination and rolling mill defects occur to reduce production cost through preventive maintenance.

Saving Energy, Cost, and Time With an Automated HVAC Test System Created Using NI Tools
Developing an accurate, cost-effective, multicelled automated test system that continuously controls and analyzes industrial HVAC units in real time by acquiring data from more than 1,500 sensors, simulating ...

High-Channel-Count Data Acquisition System for Gas Turbine Engines
Developing a 1024 channel count data acquisition (DAQ) system to monitor engine behavior during the development phase.

I2S Uses CompactRIO to Optimize PLC Automation in Steel Rolling Mills
Updating a PLC architecture from the ground up using off-the-shelf, programmable automation controller (PAC) hardware.

Full Automation of a Highly Dynamic Steering Test Bench for Realistic Testing with NI VeriStand, LabVIEW and PXI
The requirements for testing steering systems have increased enormously. Along with mechanical tests, highly dynamic tests of electrical steering systems on test benches are now common and are increasingly ...

NI LabVIEW Helps Balance the nEXT Generation of Turbomolecular Pumps
Developing a high-accuracy balancing system that reduces vibration more than any off-the-shelf solution within the timescales needed to meet an imminent product-launch deadline.

Nucor Reduces Energy Use and Improves Safety in Steel Recycling Process Using the NI Platform
Developing an automation system for a steel recycling facility that reduces the amount of energy consumed to comply with statewide energy regulations while improving the safety and efficiency of the plant. ...

Porting a Legacy Control System to a PXI Platform Running the NI LabWindows™/CVI Real-Time Module
Replacing an obsolete critical control system for six hot rolling mill stands with a modern, flexible platform that requires minimal deployment costs, minimizes production downtime, and maximizes legacy ...

The Materialise Control Platform: Using CompactRIO to Revolutionize 3D Printing
Industrial laser-based 3D printing processes have been around for many years, but the industry must tackle many challenges such as production throughput, quality assurance, and manufacturing repeatability ...