National Instruments’ Motion Assistant accelerates motion control development

Austin, Tex. - National Instruments announced Feb. 26 that engineers and scientists can now use its Motion Assistant, a new development tool that automatically generates LabVIEW code and improves development productivity.

By Control Engineering Staff March 4, 2002

Austin, Tex. National Instruments announced Feb. 26 that engineers and scientists can now use its Motion Assistant, a new development tool that automatically generates LabVIEW code and improves development productivity. This tool helps build applications that use motors and positioning devices, which allow it to be used in a variety of applications ranging from biotech laboratory research to optoelectronics manufacturing.

Motion Assistant also lets users quickly develop code recipes for Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C++ with Measurement Studio, which is NI’s set of fully integrated measurement components. Combined with either LabVIEW or Measurement Studio, Motion Assistant helps engineers create motion applications ranging from simple single-axis motions to demanding multi-axis motions.

Motion Assistant’s point-and-click interface further permits engineers and scientists to quickly program and prototype motion systems to reduce development time. This new development tool deploys prototypes into applications, and easily adds special placeholders for integrated components, such as vision or data acquisition. Motion Assistant also works with NI’s motion controllers for open or closed-loop motion control, and interactive creation of each coordinated point-to-point, circular or contoured move in the sequence.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
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