This is a good example of how LabJack devices are used in the wild. Martin Beck, an engineer working with VE Engineers in Germany, employed the T7-PRO for data acquisition within a dynamometer. The dynamometer is used to measure the output from a stirling engine.
A view of the electronics enclosure on the side of the engine/dyno.
The engine setup
Close-up of the engine
The heat source for the stirling engine exposed for viewing.
Much information is derived from the acquired data, such as thermal and mechanical power, efficiency, etc. Quite a few graphs are automatically generated, such as high speed data over time and over crankshaft angle; p-over-V diagram; Power, Torque, Efficiency over velocity, etc.
The application was programmed in LabVIEW using the LJM Library and LJM LabVIEW example code. Other active components are a frequency-inverter from SEW-Eurodrive and a temperature-controller from Watlow. Both with ModBus/TCP interfaces. This makes a very neat system-concept, with just one Ethernet-cable coming out of the machine, for the entire control and data-acquisition.