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Below is a selection of case studies for the diverse applications we excel at automating. We hope that what you find will be relevant to the projects you have on the horizon in your particular area of expertise.

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21 CFR 11 Compliant Environmental Monitoring and Reporting System

21 CFR 11 Compliant Environmental Monitoring and Reporting System

3-D Printing with an Electrifying Difference

3-D Printing with an Electrifying Difference

3D-Scans of Railroad Wheel Flaws Exploit New LabVIEW Features

3D-Scans of Railroad Wheel Flaws Exploit New LabVIEW Features

3D Visualization of Defects in Railroad Wheels

3D Visualization of Defects in Railroad Wheels

3D Visualization of Defects From Ultrasonic Pipe Testing

3D Visualization of Defects From Ultrasonic Pipe Testing

500 KVA Variable Frequency Motor Test System

500 KVA Variable Frequency Motor Test System

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A High-Volume Production Test System for LED Automotive Lighting

A High-Volume Production Test System for LED Automotive Lighting

A LabVIEW-based Test and LIMS Database System

A LabVIEW-based Test and LIMS Database System

A Monitoring System for the Advancement of Green Chlorine

A Monitoring System for the Advancement of Green Chlorine

A Non-Invasive Throughput Monitor for Molten Metal Processing

A Non-Invasive Throughput Monitor for Molten Metal Processing

A Physical Instrument from Virtual Instruments and sbRIO

A Physical Instrument from Virtual Instruments and sbRIO

A Resistance Profile Characterization System for Electronic Spring Probes

A Resistance Profile Characterization System for Electronic Spring Probes

A Single Platform for Respirator Testing Standards

A Single Platform for Respirator Testing Standards

A Test Driven Development Approach to Medical Device Developmen

A Test Driven Development Approach to Medical Device Developmen

Adaptive Real-Time Profile Manager (ART-PM)

Adaptive Real-Time Profile Manager (ART-PM)

Air Handler Characterization Using AMCA Standard 210

Air Handler Characterization Using AMCA Standard 210

Automated Amplifier Circuit Board Test System

Automated Amplifier Circuit Board Test System

Automated Analysis of Plastic Inspection Data

Automated Analysis of Plastic Inspection Data

Automated Forklift Cylinder Tester

Automated Forklift Cylinder Tester

Automated Hoist/Winch Test Station For Testing Hydraulic and Electric Hoists/Winches

Automated Hoist/Winch Test Station For Testing Hydraulic and Electric Hoists/Winches

Automated Testing of Actuators for Medical Exam Tables

Automated Testing of Actuators for Medical Exam Tables

Automated Verification of Focal Plane Arrays

Automated Verification of Focal Plane Arrays

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Beer Bottle Thermal Drinking Simulator Upgrade

Beer Bottle Thermal Drinking Simulator Upgrade

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Calibration and Test Platform for Flue Gas Analyzers

Calibration and Test Platform for Flue Gas Analyzers

On a Roll with Caster Quality

On a Roll with Caster Quality

Carburization Furnace Control System

Carburization Furnace Control System

Centralized Accelerated Testing Monitor

Centralized Accelerated Testing Monitor

Characterizing Methane Concentrations in a Mine using NI LabVIEW

Characterizing Methane Concentrations in a Mine using NI LabVIEW

Characterization of the Next Generation Aircraft Fuel Pump

Characterization of the Next Generation Aircraft Fuel Pump

Characterization of Thermo-photo Voltaic Diodes with Robotic Prober

Characterization of Thermo-photo Voltaic Diodes with Robotic Prober

Chemical Biological Sensor Rapid Simulator

Chemical Biological Sensor Rapid Simulator

Circuit Breaker Cyclic Endurance Testing

Circuit Breaker Cyclic Endurance Testing

Circumferential Tire Wear Inspection System

Circumferential Tire Wear Inspection System

Contact Resistance Measurement System

Contact Resistance Measurement System

Combatant Watercraft Performance and Maneuvering Telemetry Analysis

Combatant Watercraft Performance and Maneuvering Telemetry Analysis

Compander Control for Natural Gas Liquefaction Process Simulation

Compander Control for Natural Gas Liquefaction Process Simulation

Complex Control System Realized Using Undocking and Custom XControls

Complex Control System Realized Using Undocking and Custom XControls

Counter-Terrorism Respiratory Filter Certification

Counter-Terrorism Respiratory Filter Certification

Creation and Validation of Long Term Test System for Artificial Heart Mock Loops

Creation and Validation of Long Term Test System for Artificial Heart Mock Loops

Curing Cancer, on the Back of LabVIEW

Curing Cancer, on the Back of LabVIEW

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Data Acquisition System for HVAC Cooling Tower

Data Acquisition System for HVAC Cooling Tower

Data Acquisition Systems Manager Application (DASMA)

Data Acquisition Systems Manager Application (DASMA)

Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies Using ASTM E 2357

Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies Using ASTM E 2357

Diagnostics Tool for Automated Locomotive Testing

Diagnostics Tool for Automated Locomotive Testing

Digital Pressure Gauge Calibrator

Digital Pressure Gauge Calibrator

Distributed System Communications in a Multi-Station Manufacturing Cell using OPC UA

Distributed System Communications in a Multi-Station Manufacturing Cell using OPC UA

Drive Belt Test Dynamometer Retrofit

Drive Belt Test Dynamometer Retrofit

DSC Upgrade to Legacy Tag System

DSC Upgrade to Legacy Tag System

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Electrical Tester for Wind Turbine Control Boards

Electrical Tester for Wind Turbine Control Boards

Engine Assembly Cam Shaft Testing

Engine Assembly Cam Shaft Testing

Enhanced Maintainability and Reliability Through Software Backplanes

Enhanced Maintainability and Reliability Through Software Backplanes

Evaluation of Various Communication Schemes Using NI LabVIEW

Evaluation of Various Communication Schemes Using NI LabVIEW

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Facilities Monitoring System

Facilities Monitoring System

Flat Glass Optical Distortion Analyzer

Flat Glass Optical Distortion Analyzer

Flexible Test Manager for Lift Truck Electronics Modules

Flexible Test Manager for Lift Truck Electronics Modules

Flexible Solution to Robotic Vehicle Controller Testing

Flexible Solution to Robotic Vehicle Controller Testing

FPGA Interfacing with Sonotec SONOCHECK Bubble Detector

FPGA Interfacing with Sonotec SONOCHECK Bubble Detector

FPGA Step and Direction Control of Motors with Ramping

FPGA Step and Direction Control of Motors with Ramping

“Frac” Pump Controller

“Frac” Pump Controller

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Gas Burner and Furnace Tester

Gas Burner and Furnace Tester

Gas Mask Canister Production Monitoring and Reporting

Gas Mask Canister Production Monitoring and Reporting

Gas Well Fracturing Proppant Delivery System

Gas Well Fracturing Proppant Delivery System

Gee, Measuring Cockpit G’s with G

Gee, Measuring Cockpit G’s with G

Getting the Straight Dope on Counterfeit Gold Bars

Getting the Straight Dope on Counterfeit Gold Bars

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High Throughput Screening System

High Throughput Screening System

High Throughput Security Tape Reclamation System

High Throughput Security Tape Reclamation System

High Voltage Sterilizer Tester

High Voltage Sterilizer Tester

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Immune Adsorption System for Cancer Treatment

Immune Adsorption System for Cancer Treatment

Ion Beam Deposition Automation

Ion Beam Deposition Automation

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Keep Those Canisters Moving! Automation of Military Respirator Tests

Keep Those Canisters Moving! Automation of Military Respirator Tests

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LabVIEW Based Viscosity Profiler

LabVIEW Based Viscosity Profiler

LabVIEW Data Acquisition System for Aircraft RVSM Certification

LabVIEW Data Acquisition System for Aircraft RVSM Certification

LabVIEW Simplifies Testing of Medical Instrument Sterilizer System

LabVIEW Simplifies Testing of Medical Instrument Sterilizer System

LabVIEW Simplifies Viewing of Very Large Text Files

LabVIEW Simplifies Viewing of Very Large Text Files

Lawnmower Tether Test Control

Lawnmower Tether Test Control

Listening for Leaks

Listening for Leaks

Long Term Non-Destructive Health Monitoring of Piezo Transducers

Long Term Non-Destructive Health Monitoring of Piezo Transducers

Locomotive Control Simulation and Validation System

Locomotive Control Simulation and Validation System

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Magnetron Sputtering Cathode Magnetic Field Mapper

Magnetron Sputtering Cathode Magnetic Field Mapper

Making an Impact - Train Car Crash Characterization with LabVIEW

Making an Impact - Train Car Crash Characterization with LabVIEW

Measuring Polymer Strength using LabVIEW

Measuring Polymer Strength using LabVIEW

MEMS Digital Microphone DSP Analysis Migration

MEMS Digital Microphone DSP Analysis Migration

MEMS-Based Multi-Layer Piezoelectric Ceramic Actuator Characterization

MEMS-Based Multi-Layer Piezoelectric Ceramic Actuator Characterization

Mercury Emissions Stack Monitor

Mercury Emissions Stack Monitor

Military Vehicle Lifting

Military Vehicle Lifting

Mine Explosion Propagation Studies Using CompactRIO

Mine Explosion Propagation Studies Using CompactRIO

Motion Control System to Characterize Neuro-Otologic Response of Humans

Motion Control System to Characterize Neuro-Otologic Response of Humans

Multiple Fracturing Pump Control System

Multiple Fracturing Pump Control System

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Naval Pump Simulation

Naval Pump Simulation

Need an Instrument that does not exist? Just Build It!

Need an Instrument that does not exist? Just Build It!

NI Tools Assist In Biomedical R&D Breakthrough

NI Tools Assist In Biomedical R&D Breakthrough

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Oil and Gas Drilling Wireless DAQ system

Oil and Gas Drilling Wireless DAQ system

On the Fly Graphical Interface Customization

On the Fly Graphical Interface Customization

Optimization of an Inline Oxygen Barrier Coating Process for Polyethylene Pipe

Optimization of an Inline Oxygen Barrier Coating Process for Polyethylene Pipe

Optimization of a Closed Loop Flapping Wing

Optimization of a Closed Loop Flapping Wing

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Picture This: Creating Controls on the Fly

Picture This: Creating Controls on the Fly

Plastic Ribbon Inspection Station

Plastic Ribbon Inspection Station

Polymer Reactor Data Logging

Polymer Reactor Data Logging

Precision Characterization of Ethernet Devices with LabVIEW Real-Time and FPGA

Precision Characterization of Ethernet Devices with LabVIEW Real-Time and FPGA

Predicting Edible Meat Casing Vigor via Explosions

Predicting Edible Meat Casing Vigor via Explosions

Production Testing of a Locomotive Diagnostics and Control System

Production Testing of a Locomotive Diagnostics and Control System

Pyrex Glass Press Instrumentation System

Pyrex Glass Press Instrumentation System

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Radiator Testing in Simulated Space Vacuum Conditions

Radiator Testing in Simulated Space Vacuum Conditions

Reconfigurable Pulsed Laser Deposition Control and Monitor System

Reconfigurable Pulsed Laser Deposition Control and Monitor System

Remote Witness of Steam Turbine Testing

Remote Witness of Steam Turbine Testing

RFID Validation System

RFID Validation System

RoboticControl

RoboticControl

Robotic Control for Reactor Verification

Robotic Control for Reactor Verification

Robotic Testing of Next-Generation Fuses

Robotic Testing of Next-Generation Fuses

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Scalable, Interchangeable PCB Test Platform for LED Lighting

Scalable, Interchangeable PCB Test Platform for LED Lighting

Small Scale Automated Steel Coatings Plant

Small Scale Automated Steel Coatings Plant

Smart Programming Preserves Equipment Value

Smart Programming Preserves Equipment Value

Speeding Development of an FPGA-based Medical Device Using a Hardware Simulator

Speeding Development of an FPGA-based Medical Device Using a Hardware Simulator

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Tensiometer Controller

Tensiometer Controller

Test Sequencer for Handheld Consumer Electronics

Test Sequencer for Handheld Consumer Electronics

TestStand/LabVIEW as a Reusable Framework for Automated Medical Device Testing Systems

TestStand/LabVIEW as a Reusable Framework for Automated Medical Device Testing Systems

Temperature Controlled High Throughput Diode Tester

Temperature Controlled High Throughput Diode Tester

Thermal Spectrometer Signal Analysis

Thermal Spectrometer Signal Analysis

The Stress of a Turn

The Stress of a Turn

The Sweet Sound of High-Quality Microphone Testing

The Sweet Sound of High-Quality Microphone Testing

The Work of a Breath

The Work of a Breath

Touch Panel Interface for Wireless Lighting Control

Touch Panel Interface for Wireless Lighting Control

Tread & Sidewall Measurement in Tires

Tread & Sidewall Measurement in Tires

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Ultra Sonic Weld Inspection

Ultra Sonic Weld Inspection

Upgrading a Digital Breathing Machine for Respirator Testing

Upgrading a Digital Breathing Machine for Respirator Testing

Universal Control Simulator System

Universal Control Simulator System

Using LabVIEW in a Localizable Medical Device

Using LabVIEW in a Localizable Medical Device

Urethane Shock Absorber Production Testing

Urethane Shock Absorber Production Testing

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Video Content Analysis Using EEG Monitoring

Video Content Analysis Using EEG Monitoring

Vision System to Count Microbial Bacteria Colonies

Vision System to Count Microbial Bacteria Colonies

Vision Executive for Production

Vision Executive for Production

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Water Pump Bearing Durability Test Stand

Water Pump Bearing Durability Test Stand

Wrapping-up a Nasty Packaging Problem

Wrapping-up a Nasty Packaging Problem

Wellsite Data Node Configuration System

Wellsite Data Node Configuration System

Mini Well site Pressure Pumping Monitoring

Mini Well site Pressure Pumping Monitoring

A Wing Deployment Test System to Ensure Missile System Readiness

A Wing Deployment Test System to Ensure Missile System Readiness

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Zinc Air Fuel Cell Test System

Zinc Air Fuel Cell Test System