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NI LabVIEW Gets RPM Data From Lathe Tachometer Using Panel Meter Communication Library

Last updated on January 20th, 2010 – Be the first to comment

The Panel Meter Communication Library for LabVIEW from Integrated Pro can be used in many RS-485 communication scenarios common in process control, but it can also be useful in a laboratory test scenario for incorporating RS-485 devices into more traditional testing applications.

An example is the use of the Panel Meter Communication Library for LabVIEW to communicate with a lathe tachometer.
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Setting Up an RS-485 Network to a PC

Last updated on August 25th, 2009 – Be the first to comment

RS-485 communication has been around for a while, but in case you’re just getting started, you may find the following information helpful.

There are four steps in setting up an RS-485 network to a PC serial interface:
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RS-485 Serial Communication FAQ

Last updated on August 4th, 2009 – Be the first to comment

What is RS-485 Serial Communication?

RS-485 serial communication is an industry standard communications method read more »

Using LabVIEW and Process Controller Communication Libraries to Automate Pasta Making

Last updated on March 5th, 2009 – Be the first to comment

One of our customers wanted to upgrade their operation by adding centralized control and monitoring over multiple dryers in a pasta making operation. read more »

Comparing Options for RS-485 Communications with NI LabVIEW

Last updated on March 3rd, 2009 – Be the first to comment

The Process Controller Communication Libraries for LabVIEW provide a simple, drag and drop, instrument driver-style interface to DIN-sized, panel-mounted, process or temperature controllers, which have the capability to communicate via RS-485 serial bus. This style of interface is familiar to many LabVIEW™ programmers, who already use it for communicating to data acquisition hardware, stand-alone instruments and other devices.

There are other options for interfacing to these controllers, however. Here is a comparison: read more »