NI has announced new interfaces for PROFIBUS, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and DeviceNet that make it possible for you to connect NI LabVIEW, programmable automation controllers (PACs) and embedded systems to your existing industrial networks. With the new interfaces, you can add high-speed measurements and analysis, advanced control, Web connectivity and data logging to existing systems for improved machine performance and quality.
The new NI CompactRIO PROFIBUS C Series modules make it possible to connect CompactRIO PACs and NI Single-Board RIO embedded systems to a PROFIBUS industrial network and add high-performance measurements, advanced analysis and custom FPGA logic to existing systems. You can easily upgrade and retrofit existing machines and systems by using the new modules to quickly add NI hardware and LabVIEW to accomplish high-speed and custom tasks that traditional programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are not designed to solve.
The new NI USB-8486 is a one-port FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 interface that provides data logging, configuration and control in HMI and distributed control system applications. The new interface connects FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices to standard desktop, industrial and notebook PCs and is ideal for portable data logging and in-the-field configuration and maintenance of devices and networks.
The new NI PCI-8532 and NI PXI-8532 scanner (master) interfaces are specifically designed for applications that involve managing and controlling other DeviceNet devices on the network using LabVIEW graphical programming.