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  1. Greetings, Does anyone have recommendations on a vendor for flow transducers to measure ATF/hydraulic fluid? Volume is ~20L/min (3000psi max). I am looking for a robust product that can take being bounced about. Regards, James
  2. Sorry Zeus, I do not understand. You write in English far better than I could write in Portuguese or Spanish! However, your problem is still unclear to me. I do not understand the following: "what I am trying to make I am while the program wheel and I to want to increase the rotation of the stepmotor I I obtain without having that it program and to place a new speed and to twirl again" Can you reword the above statement (maybe I will be able to better understand). Also, perhaps it would be better if I knew where you were having trouble. Are you having trouble with LabView, or are
  3. Zeus, If I understand correctly, you want to be able to send updates to your motor indexer without stopping & starting your program? What I think would help is to divide your program into multiple processes. One process would be responsible for motor communications, while another would be responsible for getting commands from a user interface. You could use a queue to pass messages between the different parts of your program. I have attached a trivial example where a que is used to update indicators on the screen. One process sends commands to update a binary counter, while another p
  4. andgan, If your camera has a composite video output, you can get the image into LV using a frame grabber (but that will still require $$$). Maybe someone else can come up with a cheaper solution... At any rate, if you can figure out how get the images into memory, the edge detection can be done by creating your own algos. A simple approach is as follows: get the region of interest of your image and populate a 2-d array with the grayscale pixel values. Create a histogram of the image and look at the difference between the dark region and light region. If there is >20% difference betwe
  5. Congratulations Didier! I hope you have filled up on 'tea and dessert' - your probably going to be too busy for the next 18 yrs! :laugh:
  6. Has anyone played around with the "Diagram Disable Structure"? You can create this struct using the New VI Object primitive. Create it in a target vi (vi cannot be running to create), then copy it to your application. You can 'comment out' code, or add several flavours of a code snippet, and disable all but one version of it. Is this the same as the 'conditional disable struct' in the sense that it is only supported on the PDA version?
  7. You should consider logging to an SQL database. MySQL is very powerful and you can't beat the cost. You could log your status and define another column in the db table as a timestamp. Every time you write a status message, the timestamp gets added for free. You can access the db remotely, and can of course query it for specific message etc. Once you start using a SQL db, I believe you will find more and more uses for it. :2cents: James
  8. Does anyone know how to add a shift register to a For Loop using the scripting features? I want to programmatically create a new For Loop on a specified block diagram, and then I want to add a shift register. Cheers, James [EDIT] Okay, never mind, I got it.... Invoke node on Loop, select method="add shift register". Huh, go figure... I'm glad I spent so much time trying to get the New VI Object primative to do this for me! :-( :headbang: stupid :headbang: stupid :headbang: stupid! [/EDIT]
  9. You will have to add some logic to the queue handling - if you pull data from the queue, then it is gone! You will have to control which reads are destructive, and which are not.
  10. Ruben, If you need torque at high speed, then servo is better than step. However, in your case I suspect you want torque at lower speeds, and holding torque, so a stepper motor is a better choice. You do not need an encoder for a stepper motor. Stepper motors have a typical resolution of 1.8deg per step, but can obtain better resolution using 'microstepping'. You can use an encoder if you want (if you overpower the stepper motor during a move, it stalls loses track of its position) but typically it is not necessary for a properly designed system. In terms of control, your system will con
  11. I recommend picking up a book: Conway & Watts, " A Software Engineering Approach to LabVIEW" ISBN 0-13-009365-3. The book describes more advanced usage of queues. For example, sending a cluster as the queue type. In this cluster you have a component (e.g. a string) describing the intent of the message, or who should use the message, a component that is the command to execute (e.g. clear, run, stop, etc), and a component that contains any numerical setting required by the command. I think this approach would help in your client<->server communications. The client would send a for
  12. I think what you want to do is use a named queue. In your data acquisition process, you will populate this queue with your data. The application that runs your data acquisition process must also launch the TCP server. For each instance of your reentrant server you will access this named queue and will send the data down the tcp port to your client. You will need to add some two-way communication between your client and the server to tell the server when to flush the queue. You could even add the capability for each client to broadcast messages to each other by writing and reading a separ
  13. Paulo, I don't know the details of your application, but based on the fact that you have one server and many clients, and the fact that you want to keep all data, I am thinking that you are using your DAQ vi as a data logger and the client vi's as remote analysis tools(?). If this is the case, perhaps you should use an SQL database. The DAQ vi would insert the data to the database, and the client apps would pull from the database. This way the DAQ vi doesn't have to keep track of what data is still pending transmission, the data is not volatile (lost in power outage etc) , large amounts of
  14. You are from Pickering eh? I don't suppose you are running v2.2 at that there nuclear plant are you?
  15. Hey Paulo, Another suggestion might be to use DataSockets. Your server is a datasocket writer, and your clients are datasocket readers. DataSockets are abstract enough that you don't have to worry about handling multiple connections - you just subscribe to the url of the data source and read when ready (or read, waiting for data). See LV examples. If you like the TCP/IP approach, then I believe Jean-Pierre's suggestions are best. Cheers, James
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