The collaborative efforts of Oregon State University and the Idaho National Laboratory truly paid off in the formation of the Hydro-Mechanical Fuel Test Facility. Equipped with advanced hardware and software technology from National Instruments, this state-of-the-art facility continues to play a pivotal role in qualifying a new prototypic nuclear fuel for high-performance research reactors.Continue reading “NI and the Hydro-Mechanical Fuel Test Facility”
In the quest for safer and more efficient nuclear decommissioning processes, engineers push the boundaries of robotics to develop cutting-edge solutions that could withstand the harshest environments. One remarkable creation to emerge from this effort was the ModuMan 100 – a modular robotic manipulator designed to tackle remote handling tasks in hazardous nuclear decommissioning applications. In this blog post, we delve into the fascinating case study of the ModuMan 100 and explore how it revolutionized the future of nuclear decommissioning.Continue reading “The ModuMan 100: A Robotic Marvel for Nuclear Decommissioning”
Apex Waves specializes in obsolete National Instruments products, which encompasses a variety of PCI, PXI, SCXI, CompactRIO, and CompactDAQ products. Obsolete products are not manufactured or offered by the manufacturer anymore. This also means support services are not offered. Obsolete NI products cannot be purchased, repaired, or calibrated by the manufacturer.
The National Instruments CompactRIO Controller, cRIO-9074, is an embedded controller that is perfect for advanced monitoring and control. Since it is an electronic device, the cRIO-9074 requires a DC power supply to work. The ideal power supply for this purpose is the PS-15.
The PS-15 is an industrial power supply that is used to power CompactRIO systems, CompactDAQ systems, and many more. This component takes in an input of 100 VAC to 240 VAC and supplies an output of 24 VDC, 5 A to the cRIO-9074. However, for this setup to work, you need to carry out all the connections properly.
This blog post covers the process of setting up and powering the PS-15, and subsequently, the cRIO-9074.
Opinions vary on the importance of filing for a patent for a unique invention or product. An article in Forbes Magazine claims, “Around 97% of all patents never recoup the cost of filing them.” Dennis Crouch, from the Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri Law School, states on his website, “About 50% of patents expire prematurely because their owners decline to pay the required maintenance fees.”