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Featured Project: Calibrated Accelerated Life Test Platform
Customer Need: Develop an adaptable controls system capable of performing accelerated life testing on hydraulic cylinders
DISTek set out to create a flexible hardware platform that, when combined with NI VeriStand® and LabVIEW®, could be configured and expanded by the end user to allow for the implementation of various test scenarios. The customer had been dedicating multiple test benches to continuously perform different tests on these cylinders. The majority of the hardware and software on these stands was obsolete and no longer supported by the manufactures.
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