At the centre of the automated system is a computing device this could be a PC, specialised PXI rack or even an embedded controller.
Using output modules to set actuators and input modules for detection the system can be made to run. With the use of a multiplexer and
relay module, signals can be routed to test equipment reducing the number measurement devices needed within the system.
For the control system to function software is needed to control and monitor devices connected. Further enhancements could include
network communications to databases, websites and other control systems. Software is programmed in our facilities here in Letchworth Garden City
using the following platforms:-
- National Instruments - Labview
- National Instruments - Teststand
- Microsoft - VB.net