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Making Good Measurements for Automated Test

Making Good Measurements for Automated Test There are many causes of test inaccuracies. Understanding that equipment measurement accuracy, repeatability, unit capabilities, test limits, and the specification, is the first step to limiting [...]

Test Automation Best Practices

Test Automation Best Practices Utilizing custom test equipment for automated hardware testing of low/medium-volume manufactured parts What not to automate | What to automate | When to automate We’ll go over [...]

Smart Manufacturing Test Enhancements – Webinar

Smart Manufacturing Test Enhancements Webinar Want to gain efficiency for your company by enhancing your test system? Testing of manufactured parts has become commonplace. Practically every manufactured product is tested these days. [...]

Case Studies

Endurance Testing using NI PXI

Endurance Testing using NI PXI An automated system permits faster validation, unattended test, an increase in throughput, and can free up resources for other tasks during the weeks long endurance test. [...]

Endurance Tester using NI cRIO

Endurance Tester using NI cRIO Multiple International Deployments Helps Prove Product Meets Spec. Each endurance test can run upwards of 6 months. Client: Major Automotive Component Supplier [...]

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Articles

What is LabVIEW used for?

What is LabVIEW used for? LabVIEW is used for 4 main purposes: Automated Manufacturing test of a component/sub-system/system. Automated Product design validation of a component/sub-system/system. Control and/or monitoring of a machine/piece [...]

Electric Motor Testing

Electric Motor Testing Do you manufacture electric motors?  Do you want some ideas on how to test them? If you’re interested in hardware product testing methods in general, you’ll want to check [...]

Migrating NI Compact FieldPoint to cDAQ or cRIO

Migrating NI Compact FieldPoint to cDAQ or cRIO March 2018 Are you currently using a Compact FieldPoint (cFP) device and want to know what you should be thinking about to transition to a CompactRIO [...]

LabVIEW Help – What are my options?

LabVIEW Help What are my options? There are 3 main ways to get LabVIEW help: Find a vendor that does LabVIEW programming. National Instruments (creator of LabVIEW) has several [...]

Using LabVIEW for Automated Testing

Using LabVIEW for Automated Testing Using LabVIEW for automated test is the most common use case for LabVIEW (there are others; see LabVIEW Uses - What is LabVIEW used for? 4 [...]

Advantages and Disadvantages of LabVIEW

Advantages and Disadvantages of LabVIEW The single biggest advantage of LabVIEW lies in its ability to quickly facilitate taking measurements.  The biggest disadvantage of LabVIEW is that it’s a proprietary language. [...]

Communicating between Parallel Loops

Communicating between Parallel Loops There are lots of ways to move data between loops in LabVIEW and to send commands along with the data to tell the receiver what to do with those [...]

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