Floveyor Machine Control
Date: December 2007
Status: Two systems operational
Project Description: Floveyor manufactures grain transport equipment. ICON Technologies provided Floveyor with the control interface to a custom built machine used in the manufacture of their grain lift systems.
The control interface was based on the National Instruments Compact FieldPoint PAC platform*. It provided the HMI to the complete system, acted as supervisory controller to a PLC hydraulic controller, acquired and logged high precision position data from a Sick position sensor, and generated unit test reports for each manufactured system.
Integration Products: NI Compact FieldPoint*, LabVIEW RT, LabVIEW Touch Panel, Sick LVDT
*Compact Fieldpoint is a legacy PAC famiily that has been superseded in the NI LabVIEW Platform by CompactRIO.