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Industry 4.0 Summitt

Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

Drives & Controls 2018

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)


Following a successful launch in 2017, UKIVA Machine Vision Conference returns to Arena MK, Milton Keynes, (more)

PAC solution controls classification process

When Canadian National Railways looked to upgrade the process control system for its classification yard operations, it turned to a National Instruments PXI platform controlled by LabVIEW Real-Time and reconfigurable I/O modules with onboard FPGA technology to meet the challenging control system requirements.


The control system upgrade was implemented by Avema Technologies. The unique, innovative solution uses reconfigurable I/O and a LabVIEW FPGA Module, along with 5B Series and SSR Series signal conditioning modules.


Director of industrial and real-time solutions Shahzad Sarwar says: "Making extensive use of the LabVIEW FPGA Module for this demanding signal conditioning, data acquisition and deterministic control application, along with using LabVIEW Real-Time on a PXI platform, we have implemented a challenging mission-critical system with National Instruments cost-effective, versatile technology.


"The NI solution meets and exceeds the present system requirements, and remains promising for future performance enhancements."


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