Interface Driver allows testing in LabVIEW environment.

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LabVIEW-NEXYGEN Interface Driver permits LabVIEW 6i users to control CHATILLON and LLOYD INSTRUMENTS materials-testing equipment such as CHATILLON TCD, LRX, LR, LRXPlus, and EZ Series machines. It incorporates NEXYGEN consoles to control test machines, and stores library of Virtual Instruments. Choice of selectable Virtual Instruments includes ways to connect and control testing machine, test set-up, sample break checking, and results format selecting.

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Ametek Lloyd Instruments Materials Testing Now Reaches LabVIEW(R) Users

New Software Utility Allows Materials Testing Embedding into LabVIEW Environment LARGO, FLORIDA: AMETEK Lloyd Instruments has developed a new software utility to extend the reach of materials testing to LabVIEW® users. The LabVIEW-NEXYGEN Interface Driver enables LabVIEW 6i users to incorporate sophisticated materials-testing regimes effortlessly into their LabVIEW environment. With the LabVIEW-NEXYGEN Interface Driver, the power and precision of LLOYD INSTRUMENTS and CHATILLON materials-testing systems can be incorporated into a LabVIEW control platform. The LabVIEW-NEXYGEN Interface Driver is a NEXYGEN(TM) branded product and NEXYGEN MT is AMETEK's powerful data analysis and control software dedicated to materials testing. The LabVIEW-NEXYGEN Interface Driver allows LabVIEW users to control CHATILLON and LLOYD INSTRUMENTS materials-testing equipment, including CHATILLON TCD machines as well as all LRX, LR, LRXPlus and EZ Series machines, respectively. To achieve this, Interface Driver incorporates NEXYGEN consoles to control the test machine and a library of Virtual Instruments (VI's) created especially for setting up and performing tests on the testing machines. The choice of selectable VI's includes ways to connect and control the testing machine, test set-up, sample break checking, results format selecting and more. LabVIEW users will immediately recognize the ease of creating control loops and incorporating LLOYD INSTRUMENTS and CHATILLON test machines into the LabVIEW control scheme. As with all LabVIEW VI's, the library of VI's in the LabVIEW-NEXYGEN Interface Driver can be user modified. LabVIEW, from National Instruments, is regarded as an industry-leading control software that has revolutionized how engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. With its novel graphical programming, LabVIEW brings a whole new level of productivity and ease of use that leverages the latest technologies in computing, networking and measurement. Because programming is entirely visual, LabVIEW is popular with manufacturing industries, plant-wide automation and university/training applications. The LabVIEW-NEXYGEN interface is supplied on a CD with an operator's manual and is available, like all AMETEK Lloyd Instruments products, via a local distributor. For more information visit the company website at, telephone +44 (0)1489 486399 or e-mail

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