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National Instruments Corp.

National Instruments Corporation (NI) provides hardware, software, and service/training solutions for aerospace, automotive, electronics, oil/gas, semiconductor, solar, structural test, and wind energy industries.  NI's hardware product options include data acquisition, modular instruments, embedded monitoring/control, industrial communications buses, and instrument controls.  Hardware comes in three platforms: PXI, NI CompactRIO, and NI CompactDAQ.  Software programming environments offered by NI include: NI LabVIEW, NI LabWindowsTM/CVI, and NI Measurement Studio.  NI offers software and hardware services such as software maintanence, volume licensing, warranty/repair, hardware calibration, etc.

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Website
http://www.ni.com
Phones
P: 512-794-0100
P: 888-280-7645
F: 512-683-8411
Location
11500 N. Mopac Expwy.
Austin, TX 78759-3504

National Instruments Corp. Entries

  • ►  Motors • Stepper Motors 

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    A brushless, synchronous motor that is controlled by coils and utilized for a variety of applications.

    National Instruments manufactures a wide range of stepper motors in various numbers of axes, control loop rates, holding torques, NEMA sizes, breakpoints and maximum continuous currents. Axes types includes stepper, brushed servo, brush-less servo, and p-command servo. Number of axis includes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 24. Available NEMA sizes includes 17, 23, and 34.

  • ►  Motors • Servo Motors 

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    Classified as a small, brushless motor, servo motors feature a built-in speed control device.

    National Instruments is a manufacturer of a wide array of servo motors including models with dual encoder feedback capabilities. These motors are available ina wide range of sizes and wattage models.

  • ►  Motion Control • Controllers • Ethernet Controllers 

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    Ethernet Controllers

    National Instruments offer Ethernet motion controllers with scalable Ethernet motion control with PXI, and up to 24 axes of motion control with a 4-slot PXI chassis.

  • ►  Motion Control • Controllers 

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    Motion controllers are used to control an object's motion via the implementation of analog components or digital computers.

    National Instruments offer many 2-axis and 4-axis stepper and/or servo motion controllers with a control loop rate of 1 axis at 62.5 µs. Digital I/O varies from 8, 32 and 64 lines. The NI 735x Series feature 2, 4, 6, or 8 axes individually configurable for either stepper or servo control; for stepper/servo motor control, hydraulic control, or piezoelectric control applications.

  • ►  Motion Control • Drives 

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    Motion control drives change the motion controller's control signal into a voltage or high powered electrical current that is then passed to the actuator.

    National Instruments manufactures servo and stepper drives as part of their motion control line. The P70360 and NI P70530 are both 1-axis stepper drives. The P70360 525 Watt drive has 2.5 A continuous current output and 320 V bus voltage; selectable 200 to 50,000 steps/revolution microstepping, available 120 or 240 VAC powered. The 300 Watt NI P70530 features 5 A continuous, 20 to 75 V bus voltage, 7.1 A peak current output and 20 to 75 VDC input voltage.

  • ►  Motion Control • Software 

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    Motion control software can be used to increase usability of a variety of motion control systems including PLCs, positioning equipment and more.

    National Instruments offers several different software packages to help you develop powerful motion control applications. Included with all NI motion controllers is NI-Motion driver software, which offers LabVIEW VIs, firmware updates, and LabVIEW example programs to help you get started. NI-Motion driver software also offers DLLs and example programs to aid when developing motion control applications with other development packages such as Measurement Studio, LabWindows CVI, or other programming languages.

  • ►  Factory Automation • Machine Vision • Machine Vision Systems 

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    Systems

    National Instruments is a machine vision and scientific imaging hardware and software tools provider. NI vision systems feature proven software and hardware tools to provide complete development systems for a variety of machine vision tasks. National Instruments vision systems include the NI Compact Vision System as well as cameras, lenses, and lighting.

  • ►  Factory Automation • Machine Vision • Machine Vision Cameras 

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    Cameras

    Manufacturer of the family of NI Smart Cameras with VGA (640 x 480 pixels) and SXGA (1280 x 1024 pixels) resolutions, as well as models that contain a DSP coprocessor that gives optimal performance for common algorithms including edge detection and code reading. NI Smart Cameras work with the entire suite of vision algorithms available in the NI vision software platform.

  • ►  Factory Automation • Machine Vision • Machine Vision Frame Grabbers 

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    Frame Grabbers

    National Instruments offers several frame grabbers, including GigE Vision interface models, camera link models, analog models, and parallel digital models.

  • ►  Factory Automation • Inspection & Monitoring • Condition & Vibration Monitoring 

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    Condition & Vibration Monitoring

    National Instruments offers machine condition monitoring with products that inlude monitoring unit and sensors, sensor signal conditioning, analog and digital I/O modules, I/O module paltform, anaylsis and processing software and networking and display hardware and software.

  • ►  Factory Automation • Computer Automation • HMI • HMI/SCADA Software 

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    National Instruments is a HMI and logic programming software devloper specializing in process logic, control system design, and user interface design. This software provides an alternative with a single development environment for logic and HMI development. NI LabVIEW programmers use the unique combination of an interactive front panel user interface and graphical dataflow programming environment to develop integrated user interface and control programs

  • ►  Factory Automation • Computer Automation • I/O Devices 

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    I/O Devices

    National Instruments manufactures a variety of digital I/O devices including form factor I/Os, analog input channel models, digital I/O logic level models, I/O modules that support a broad range of operating system software and models with up to 8 counters. Other features include analog or digital triggering options, bank isolation, ch-ch isolation and ch-earth ground isolation options.

  • ►  Factory Automation • Computer Automation • Programmable Controllers 

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    Programmable Controllers

    National Instruments makes programmable automation controllers for use in communication, data logging, advanced control, and signal processing with motion, rugged hardware performing motion, process control, vision, and logic functions.

  • ►  Factory Automation • Computer Automation • Data Acquisition 

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    Data Acquisition

    National Instruments develops and manufactures programmable data loggers for data acquisition applications such as logging temperatures, pressure, force/strain, sound, vibration, and other measurements.Data recorded with these products can be viewed with the included data-logging software or program with NI LabVIEW or Visiual Basic.

  • ►  Factory Automation • Computer Automation • Data Acquisition 

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    Data Acquisition

    Data Acquisition products from National Instruments are designed to work with a variety of other systems including USB, PCI, PCI Express, PXI, PXI Express, wireless, and Ethernet. Easy-to-use driver software is available for many different operating systems including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Real-Time.

  • ►  Factory Automation • Computer Automation • Ethernet Controllers 

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    Ethernet Controllers

    National Instruments offers a full line of ethernet motion control products  including the Flexmotion brand of ethernet stepper/servo motion controllers, low cost stepper only controllers, NI PXI series stepper/servo motion controllers and the NI PXI-8145 RT 266 MHz Controller with Real-Time, 64 MB installed.

  • ►  Sensors • Vibration Sensors 

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    Used to detect and measure vibrations as well as tilt, shock, and acceleration for a wide array of applications.

    National Instruments Corp. designs vibration sensors that are tested with NI dynamic signal acquisition. The sensors feature sensitivity ranges from 5 mV/g to 100 mV/g and use IEPE current excitation. The sensors are available as general purpose, triaxial, high sensitivity and multiple single axis types.

  • ►  Connectors • BNC Connectors • Right Angle Connectors 

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    Right Angle Connectors

    National Instrument Corp.'s right angle Infiniband connectors are mating-type connectors for LVDS custom-load boards. Compatible with NI SHB12X-B12X LVDS cable, the connectors feature surface mount/PCB mounting.

  • ►  Motion Control • Motors 

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    Many different industrial motor types are used in motion control applications.

    National Instruments Corp. offers motion control stepper motors and brushless servomotors. Stepper motors offer high torque, precision, and easy connectivity to stepper motor drives. Sizing options include: NEMA size 17, 23, and 34. Stepper motors get up to 1710 oz-in. in holding torque, and a 1.8 degree resolution. Brushless servomotors provide superior dynamic performance, a wide variety of frame sizes, and several speed/torque ranges.

  • ►  Motion Control • Motors • Brushless Motors 

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    National Instruments Corp. offers brushless servomotors in six different frame sizes and a wide variety of speed/torque combinations. These brushless servo motors incorporate low-inertia rotors and stand out due to their low-cog, low-harmonic distortion magnetic design.

  • ►  Motion Control • Motors • Servomotors 

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    National Instruments Corp.'s brushless servomotors feature a low-cog, low-harmonic distortion magnetic design intended for use in high-efficiency motion systems. Available in six different frame sizes and with a variety of speed/torque combinations, the servomotors are certified to several international standards including cURus and CE.

  • ►  Motion Control • Motors • Stepper Motors 

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    National Instruments Corp. offers stepper motors in NEMA size 17, 23, and 34. The motors provide up to 1710 oz-in of holding torque and are used in motion control systems.

  • ►  Motion Control • Drives • Servo Drives 

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    National Instruments Corp. is a provider of motion control products. Servo drive products include 1, 2 or 4 axis designs, panel or rack mounts, built-in power or DC power options as well as compact enclosure size. Additional features include anti-resonance filters, encoderless stall detection and up to 5 A continuous current for four or two axes of DC brushed servo motors.

  • ►  Motion Control • Drives • Stepper Drives 

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    National Instruments Corp. offers stepper motor drives. Drives come with a 1, 2, or 4-axis configuration, and they have input voltages of up to 240 VAC or 75 VDC. Other drive features include: a compact enclosure size, panel/rack mounting, encoderless stall detection, anti-resonance filtering, dynamic smoothing, microstepping from 200-50,000 steps/revolution, etc.

  • ►  Motion Control • Drives • DC Drives 

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    National Instruments Corp. distributes brushless DC servo motor drives, DC servo motor drives, and DC stepper motor drives. The brushless motor drives are used for basic torque and velocity applications and synchronized multiaxis motion work. The DC servo motor drives are available as four and two-axis drive units, while the DC stepper motor drives feature 120/240VAC or 20 to 75 VDC input voltages. The stepper motor drives are also feature selectable 200 to 50,000 steps/revolution microstepping.

  • ►  Motors • Stepper Motors • High Torque Stepper Motors 

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    National Instruments Corp. offers NEMA 34 high torque stepper motors. These motors have up to 1710 oz-in of holding torque, a 1.8 degree resolution, operating temperatures ranging from -20 to 40°C, a 4-wire parallel winding type, and an ability to match with NI stepper drives. Motors are available with either a single shaft for open loop, or a dual shaft for closed loop.

  • ►  Motion Control • Controllers • Multi Axis Motion Controllers 

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    National Instruments Corp.'s line of multi-axis motion controllers includes high performance stepper/servo controllers. position command controllers, low-cost stepper controllers, and mid-range stepper/servo controllers. Depending on type, these motion controllers are available with 2 axis, 4 axis, 6 axis, or 8 axis.

  • ►  Motion Control • Controllers • Servo Motion Controllers 

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    National Instruments Corp. offers MidRange and High-Performance servo/stepper motion controllers. High-Performance motion controllers have the following features: 8 individually configurable axes, 8 general-purpose analog inputs, a closed-loop control, motion command processing, automation systems control, event-driven multitasking control, etc. These controllers have applications for piezoelectric control, hydraulic control, and motor control.

  • ►  Motion Control • Controllers • Stepper Motion Controllers 

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    National Instruments Corp. offers MidRange, Low Cost, and High Performance stepper motion controllers. MidRange stepper motion controllers have the following features: a high-performance stepper generation for smooth motion at high velocities, real-time system integration for direct communication with image/data acquisition boards, and linear interpolation for coordinating multiple axes. These low-cost controllers are ideal for point-to-point applications.

  • ►  Electrical • Power Quality • Monitors, Meters and Analyzers 

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    Monitors, Meters and Analyzers, Including Web Based Monitors, Analyzers, Multimeters and Loggers

    Monitor equipment from National Instruments combine hardware for waveform measurements with software designed for power monitoring, power quality analysis and power meter analysis. Measurements include power factor, frequency analysis, root-mean-square (RMS), and harmonic analysis in phase over multiple channels.

  • ►  Electrical • Software • Electrical Software 

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    Mechatronics provides integrated mechanical, electrical, control and embedded software design.

  • ►  Electrical • Software • Electrical Design Software 

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    Electrical Design Software

    National Instruments makes electromechanical systems that merge mechanical, electrical, control system and embedded software design to improve the design process by integrating the best available development practices and technologies to streamline design, prototyping and deployment.

  • ►  Motors • Electric Motors • NEMA Motors 

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    National Instruments Corp. offers NEMA 23 stepper motors for the following applications: lab automation, biomedical machines, semiconductor positioning, manufacturing test, machine control, etc. These motors feature revolutions up to 3000 RPM, holding torques up to 180 oz-in, operating temperatures ranging from -20 to 40°C, and inductance ratings up to 209 mH. They are RoHS compliant, IP40 sealed, and can be matched with P7000 high performance drives.