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NATIONAL Instruments has announced a cooperative effort with leading manufacturers of industrial positioning products to speed development of computer-based motion control systems through a new level of software and hardware integration.

The streamlined product integration is the result of work conducted through the NI Motion Partners Program (MPP), whose members include leading experts in the field of motion hardware.

These vendors offer a wide range of positioning stages and systems that often widely differ in how they interface and communicate with motion controllers, creating integration challenges for engineers.

Now, through their involvement with the MPP, members thoroughly test their products to ensure they work seamlessly with NI PC-based motion control software and hardware.

With this certified interoperability, engineers now can spend more time focusing on their applications and less time worrying over time-consuming and costly compatibility issues.

Engineers and scientists can match NI software and hardware with the positioning hardware of their choice from MPP vendors by visiting a new product configuration advisor on ni.com.

The online tool, known as Stage Advisor, generates lists of recommended motion hardware products that meet engineers' individual requirements and are certified to work with NI software and hardware.

Using ni.com, engineers can immediately order products online or directly contact any one of the MPP members.

Engineers and scientists use computer-based motion control to precisely manage movements in everything from automating delicate experiments in the laboratory to performing critical manufacturing operations on the factory floor.

The NI Motion Partners Program empowers them to build end-to-end motion systems, seamlessly integrating the best-of-class components.

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