Werner, thanks, the instruction video you sent me was a good help. I am still using Labview evaluation software, but my son is a third year physics student, so with his collaboration we should be able to buy the student version. I had a look around and there isn't many open source programs that will work like this.Werner Engel wrote:Hi Steven!
Just viewed your Video.
Congrats to your SCADA software with Labview! It seems to work perfectly.
How did you remote controll your Glassmann? Using a variable Input or serial communication?
My Turbo pump Controller also has a serial connection - but as it is RS 485, it's a little more time consuming to use it in Labview.
Please keep telling us about your USB connection solution being on high voltage - and how it works!
My Glassmann power supply has inputs and outputs at the back for analogue control, it's 0-10V. The DAQ only outputs 0-5V but fortunately it's a 125kV/16mA supply and my initial experiment is designed to not go over 60 kV and its unlikely to need 8mA so this gives me good control for what I need.
I have not started on the floating DAQ yet, but the plan is to have an MKS pressure controller and a DAQ with two 18V batteries connected by fiber optic USB cable to the computer. I will just use an LM7805 to draw some power from the battery for the hot end of the USB to optical connection.
First I must build the tubes and the chamber and get the system under vacuum, before I start working on the gas flow controller.