ITDev's first projects were all measurement and control systems, and we continue to be very active in this area. We specialise in developing bespoke solutions where an off-the-shelf solution doesn't currently exist. Sometimes we will customise an off-the-shelf solution for a new application.
Our clients in this area fall into one of two categories; equipment providers and end users. The equipment providers typically have an existing range of instruments that require upgrading or have a requirement for new products to be developed. End users may have a unique process (e.g. an industrial process) with particular requirements that cannot be fulfilled by existing products.
User Interface Development
Many measurement and control systems will require a user interface. This is normally graphical and may contain some of the following components:
- Configuration controls
- MIMIC diagrams
- 3D visualisation of the process
- Alarm reporting
- Time trends
Data Acquisition and Processing
Databases are regularly used in measurement and control applications.
- To store control parameters and recipes.
- To log results, diagnostic information, alarms and events.
- To provide user authentication.
We regularly implement databases in our systems.
We're frequently involved in projects to automate a previously manual system or to optimise a system's current level of automation. For example:
- Automating repetitive and/or complex processes.
- Automating the verification of results.
This often involves interfacing to many different systems.
Typical Programming Languages
- NI LabVIEW