Legacy Control System Upgrade for Steel Manufacturing
Prolucid Technologies Inc

A cRIO based solution for high speed fault inspection monitoring for a legacy steel shear line.



A NI cRIO and FPGA solution for high speed monitoring on a steel shear line inspection system. Using the FPGA to read the incoming legacy position signals we were able to visually show the exact location of the fault and keep that location tracked therefore reducing the need to reject parts that may have a fault. Since we were able to tie the existing legacy sensors with the NI cRIO we were able to greatly reduce down time for the switch over. By using the cRIO and FPGA we were able to provide a simple UI that the operators were able to quickly understand to help ease the transition of a system that had been in place for many years.