01-17-2018 02:02 PM
Note: Please let me know if this would belong better in another community and I will repost it there.
I work in a research lab that requires a pyrometer to do non-contact temperature measurement of silicon chips that are heated by halogen lamps. Presently, we use thermocouples to read the temperature and then do closed-loop feedback to either turn the lamps on/off based on the heating trends that we desire. The issue with using the pyrometer (Model here: http://www.optris.com/optris-cslaser-lt and the manuals are in the "Datasheets and manuals" tab) is that the software provided by the manufacturer just records the data into a text file after the test is run and doesn't allow for real-time integration with LabVIEW. There is a connector that plugs into the back of the pyrometer and has wires with the following designation:
Then there is a further USB adapter that we bought in order to communicate with the pyrometer on the computer. This is the connection diagram:
I'm new to LabVIEW - is there a way to get the temperature data (which I assume is coming from TXD, the yellow wire) into LabVIEW? Could I use a Compact DAQ on the digital side and plug the TXD wire into one of the channels to receive data? Or is there a way to still use the USB? Thank you so much for any help.
01-22-2018 10:54 AM
Thanks for providing such good detail of your setup! Usually, when it comes to using non NI hardware with LabVIEW, the options (from the easiest to the not so easy one are):
From Software (without breaking any cables):
From Hardware (breaking the cable):
There might be some additional options I did not think of, but I hope this helps!