Brink Climate Systems develops and produces ventilation systems and heating and cooling solutions for the consumer market. One of their products is the Flair, the central unit for a ventilation system with heat recovery. It consists of, among other things, a heat exchanger, fans, an automatic bypass, and a preheater.
The production line for the Flair series includes test stations for the final inspections before the products get packaged and shipped. At these stations, operators check specific components and functionalities of the devices before they leave the factory. The test software used on these stations is customized and based on TestStand sequences and LabVIEW drivers.
The existing test stations needed upgrades for improving test times and ease of use, while at the same time there was a wish to install and leverage a central version control system and introduce a release plan for better managing the test code base. This would create opportunities to increase maintainability of the software and the quality of the test code, as well as reduce test times.
Brink Climate Systems contacted VI Technologies for LabVIEW and TestStand support to do exactly that. VI Technologies installed a central version control system and configured all test stations to connect to this system to follow the newly introduced release plan. The team created a design plan to increase the quality, maintainability, and readability of the current test station software. Based on the functionality of the existing LabVIEW and TestStand code, VI Technologies performed a redesign of the TestStand sequences and improved the robustness of the LabVIEW drivers. This included writing new software specifications and a newly redesigned intuitive Operator Interface. In addition, VI Technologies supported setting up functionality for securely storing test results in a database. By doing so, VI Technologies helped to:
A selection of projects in which we played a major role
Hardware upgrade to a modern, highperformance PXI System and accompanying LabVIEW, TestStand en Python software.Read more
One of our OEM-clients, had an idea for one of their next generation machines. The project started with very limited specifications and in the end, we are contributing to high-tech measurements in their industry.Read more
Based on the existing LabVIEW and TestStand code, VI Technologies performed a complete makeover of the test station software. Our team redesigned the TestStand sequences and improved LabVIEW drivers.Read more
The High Field Magnet Laboratory has partnered with VI Technologies to develop the highest continuous magnetic field in the world. We used FPGA and LabVIEW Real-Time to monitor the superconducting magnet for quench conditions.Read more
A high-speed qualification and sorting machine for potato and other food products using machine vision, LabVIEW Real-Time, and FPGA controlRead more
A functional test setup based on multiple identical test stations with a LabVIEW and TestStand environment that can test all types of the customer's products.Read more
A measurement and control system based on several CompactDAQ systems for conducting research into (rain)water drainage systems for large buildings.Read more
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