First steps using Labview with an Arduino PLC

Controlling a digital PWM Output with Labview
March 14, 2023 by
First steps using Labview with an Arduino PLC
Boot & Work Corp. S.L., Support Team

 Introduction


In this post, we will make the first program with Labview using the Arduino based industrial controller Industrial Shields. To do this, you must have Labview installed and all the necessary add-ons as well. If you do not have the entire programming environment installed yet, please visit this post.



In this first example, we will install and configure all the environments to work with Labview on our computers. 


Requirements

We have used an M-Duino 21+ on this post, but the following industrial Arduino PLCs can also be used to perform the same example (check the user guide to see which Arduino pins are related to a PWM output of your PLC).

You can browse our website to find the available devices which can be used in LabView platform:


- WiFi & Bluetooth Controller Family

- 20 I/Os Controller Family 

- Ethernet Controller Family

- GPRS / GSM Controller Family


Preparing the environment

We will use Labview to help us program graphically in a simple way. In addition, you have got integrated and specific libraries for engineering software functions and hardware interface and features for analysis, visualization and data sharing among other options.

We will use the tools provided to control our Arduino-based PLC from the monitor of our PC with the graphical interface that we are going to create. National Instruments offer us the Arduino toolkit for Labview, which we have already downloaded in the previous Labview post.





From this point, we have already installed all the programs that are required to use our Industrial Shields equipment in Labview. 

Next Steps

In the following blog post related to Labview, you will find a first example controlling a digital output with PWM of our Arduino-based PLC and we will see the different possibilities offered by Labview. 



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First steps using Labview with an Arduino PLC
Boot & Work Corp. S.L., Support Team March 14, 2023
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