Our customer, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of some of the largest mobile machinery in the world, needed expert assistance with LabVIEW and National Instruments cRIO for a set of development projects in their organization.
Because the customer did not have any signficant experience with LabVIEW, they turned to Sentient Revolution for help. In wokring with the customer, we recognized several factors the we needed to consider as we developed their next generation of products:
We worked closely with the customer's controls development team to accomplish the following:
Develop a complete controls system software architecture that supported the use of a cRIO, FPGA, Windows-based GUI, and industrial I/O (CAN-J1939, CANOpen, and Profibus)
The end result was the development of a robust software platform that could be used for a variety of products for years to come. It included customer-specific developer tools to reduce the incidence of programmer-introduced bugs as they used the framework in the future. It also included customer-specific debugging, validation, and development tools to make development within the framework easier and more efficient.