For LabVIEW users, the goal of motion control is to provide a platform for programming and controlling physical elements, such as motors and robots, to achieve precise and accurate movement. This allows for greater control over the motion of objects and can be used in a wide range of applications, such as manufacturing, robotics, automation, and testing.
As you may know, LabVIEW is great for:
- Data acquisition
- Measurements and testing
- Vision inspection
- GUI (graphical user interface)
- (Insert your favorite LabVIEW feature here! 😃)
By integrating motion control with LabVIEW, you can:
- Physically move or manipulate the DUT (device under test)
- Physically move or manipulate the sensor
- Control motors, conveyor belts, robot arms, grippers, etc.
- Any or all of the above, at the same time!
Therefore, the possibilities for applications when you combine LabVIEW and motion control are endless. Such applications may include:
- Engine durability testing
- RF Antenna performance testing
- Automated process control
- Tissue strength testing
- Optics positioning control
- Biomedical haptics control
- Microscope stage alignment
- And more…