PI System Connectivity Toolkit for LabVIEW

Blog Post created by jmarriott on Jan 18, 2017

I am thrilled to announce the posting of the PI System Connectivity Toolkit for LabVIEW on the National Instruments Reference Design Portal.


National Instruments equips engineers and scientists with systems that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery.


National Instruments measurement platforms often connect to the kinds of sensors and perform the kinds of analyses that aren’t usually found in the industrial control systems, which are traditionally connected to the PI System.  Examples of this are vibration analysis, motor current signature analysis, thermography, acoustic, electro-magnetic induction, and the analysis of other equipment condition performance indicators.


By enabling bi-directional communication between LabVIEW and the PI System, maintenance and reliability personnel can gain deeper insights, not only into the condition of equipment, through analysis of the signals in LabVIEW, but also into the process conditions that effect the equipment and vice versa.


LabVIEW edge analytics are enhanced by process data from other monitoring and control systems via the PI System.  The PI System real-time data infrastructure furthermore makes the LabVIEW data available enterprise-wide, for better insights and decision-making across an organization, and so that data can be integrated with other systems for predictive analytics, augmented reality, and computerized maintenance management for automating maintenance processes.


To obtain installation instructions, LabVIEW Virtual Instruments, and sample code files, see the following posting on the National Instruments Reference Design Portal:


The write-to-PI function requires a license for the PI-UFL Connector.  Please contact your Account Manager or Partner Manager.


The read-from-PI function requires a PI Web API license which can be downloaded and used for free for development purposes from OSIsoft Tech Support website.


For more information on LabVIEW, please see


Please direct any questions to