The NI Motion Assistant speeds up the development and testing of motion applications by providing an easy-to-use interactive environment. You can convert any application developed using the NI Motion Assistant to C code or NI LabVIEW VIs for final machine deployment, eliminating the need for any additional programming. The NI Motion Assistant offers the ability to import motion profiles created in CAD or drafting packages using the widely accepted DXF file format. Using this feature with the NI patent-pending smart-contouring algorithm, you can implement precise motion profiles for cutting or scribing applications.
The NI Motion Assistant works with National Instruments plug-in motion controllers for blended trajectory control and fully coordinated circular, linear, point-to-point, gearing, and vector-space control. It offers a smart-contouring functionality with an API that you can call from C, Visual Basic, or LabVIEW. Smart contouring is useful in metal working and CNC-type applications for which the machine needs to trace a different contour every time.
Customers who bought the NI Motion Assistant also bought: NI 7358 – eight-axis NI motion controllers for high-precision stepper and servo control NI 7334 – four-axis, low-cost NI motion controllers for steppers NI PCI-7390 – four-axis, isolated NI motion controller with direct connectivity to Yaskawa, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic motor drives
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