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MLUG

A Live Code Review, LabVIEW NXG and Gitlab’s Continuous Integration

It’s going to be a busy Autumn Midlands LabVIEW User Group! Continue Reading...

MLUG

Lots of LabVIEW chatter at the Summer Midlands User Group

A guest blog from Sam Sharp gives a real insight into what our attendees really think! Continue Reading...

MIA

Argenta pleased to be showcasing at Business Growth Conference

We are looking for to an informative event not to mention an opportunity to see a few F1 cars! Continue Reading...

MLUG

LabVIEW enthusiasts sign up to our Summer User Group!

It's nearly time for our Summer MLUG, join us for LabVIEW chat! Continue Reading...

MAA

A new team member and the MAA Conference - lots happening at Argenta!

Welcome to Tobi who joins the team, and looking forward to sponsoring the MAA Conference 2018. Continue Reading...

Value of Requirments

Great start to 2018 thanks to LabVIEW inspired speakers & enthusiastic MLUGers!

A big thank you to Rolls Royce for hosting and to our inspiring speakers for another great event. Continue Reading...

Value of Requirments

The Value of Requirements

We review the ways in which Argenta determine and define the requirements of a software development project for higher success levels. Continue Reading...

Traceability

Effective Component Traceability

Whether it is manufacturing, assembly or logistics data, traceability is crucial in quality management. Continue Reading...

2018-01-04 - blogMLUGFeb18PR

3 fantastic LabVIEW speakers, 1 coding challenge and a room of enthusiastic MLUGers!

What more could you ask for on a Monday afternoon? Join us 5th February for the first MLUG of 2018. Continue Reading...

2017-12-12 - blogMerryChristmas

Here's to a prosperous 2018!

As we come to the end of a busy year we want to take the opportunity to thank our staff, partners and customers for Argentas' continuing successes. Continue Reading...

2017-12-08 - blogEvents

The value to Argenta of attending Events

It's often challenging to justify time to attend or present at events, but it's a vital part of business. We round-up events we have attended recently. Continue Reading...

How to maximise profits by better production planning - Part 2

Jeff provides us with a further insight in to production planning with the 2nd part of his White Paper. Continue Reading...

The Importance of Demand Planning

A great guest post from Paul Trudgian outlining the reasons why demand planning is so vital in manufacturing Continue Reading...

Argenta are looking forward to presenting at NI Days 2017!

Dawid will be presenting on our experiences with frameworks and templates which is sure to be the highlight! Continue Reading...

Tips

A few LabVIEW tips to keep you going!

Whilst working on some recent projects we came across new ways to work with LabVIEW so thought we would share! Continue Reading...

MLUG

Our most successful Midlands LabVIEW User Group yet!

It was all about WebSockets, Channel Wires and being In at the Deep End, what an afternoon. Continue Reading...

MAA

Argenta to celebrate 15 years of the Midlands Aerospace Association

As a member of the MAA we are looking forward to attending their Birthday dinner and meeting the other Alliance members. Continue Reading...

API

Creating a RESTful Web API communicating with LabVIEW

Our follow up piece from last month detailing the non-LabVIEW element of this project and how we make it all work. Continue Reading...

MLUG

Websockets, Channel Wires and Managing Architectures – another action packed Midlands LabVIEW User Group!

We are looking forward to welcoming three fantastic speakers to the event in October. Continue Reading...

Digitise

Accessing a RESTful Web API from LabVIEW

We had a requirement recently to save data from a cRIO to a SQL database on a server via a RESTful API. Continue Reading...

Case Study: UKMail Brings Intelligent Software Tools to Network Design

UKMail’s requirement was to re-shape their existing network though process improvement and the implementation of intelligent software tools. Continue Reading...

Digitise

Digitise or die - why small companies need to take the leap

Take 5 minutes to read this informative article about the Digital Revolution and it's impact on small businesses. Continue Reading...

Greenbank

iFCS project continues and things are starting to get interesting!

We are now ¾ of the way through our collaborative R and D project with Greenbank, Drax and the University of Nottingham. Continue Reading...

MIA

Argenta looking forward to attending the MIA's Business Growth Conference

An interesting range of speakers and discussion groups, plus the chance to see some new technologies! Continue Reading...

Summer MLUG

Super sized Summer MLUG goes off with a LabVIEW bang!

Three fascinating speakers, a tour of the MTC, a Coding Challenge and a whole lot of LabVIEW chat! Continue Reading...

Defence Show

Argenta invited to be a guest presenter at UK Aerospace and Defence Forum

Argenta will be talking to the audience about how they combined SCXI, PXI and LabVIEW FPGA on a recent project. Continue Reading...

AMRC

AMRC project on the right track!

An update on the project we are working on for the AMRC, a few technical challenges but here are our solutions! Continue Reading...

MLUG

Join us for an action packed Summer Midlands LabVIEW User Group

A bit of a shake-up for the User Group schedule, come and join us for more LabVIEW inspired speakers. Continue Reading...

Integrating N-TIER Architecture into C# Applications

Integrating N-TIER Architecture into C# Applications

Chris provides an insight in to the way in which Argenta are improving the structure of our web applications. Continue Reading...

Technology

Robot Chickens and Flying Cars!

At Argenta, technology is a critical aspect of what we do, so we thought we would share a few whacky technologies ideas from industry! Continue Reading...

MAA

Resounding success for Argenta’s return to sponsoring the MAA Conference

A 6th successful conference for the MAA, with keynote speakers highlighting the opportunities available for the sector. Continue Reading...

MLUG

Summer Midlands LabVIEW User Group details revealed!

A bit of a shake-up for the User Group schedule, come and join us for more LabVIEW inspired speakers. Continue Reading...

LabVIEW Tip

LabVIEW Tip - LabVIEW User Events

This post gives an introduction to user events and a tip when implementing them in your applications. Continue Reading...

Brexit

The industry responds to Article 50

An insight in to how the industry has reacted to Brexit from a range of business leaders. Continue Reading...

MAA Conference

Countdown has begun to the Aero Engine Forum and MAA Conference

As sponsors of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance Conference, Argenta are getting geared up for another great event. Continue Reading...

Strategic Leadership

Why Strategic Leadership is Important in Supply Chain Management

Thank you to Paul Trudgian for this guest blog post, an insight in to the impact of leadership on the supply chain. Continue Reading...

EEF

Fascinating trip to the EEF Conference for Argenta team

Chris and Jeff came back to the office with lots to talk about after this conference! Continue Reading...

Paul Trudigan

How to maximise profits by better production planning

Argenta were delighted to be approached by Paul Trudigan, a Supply Chain Consultancy firm, to write a guest blog for their website. Continue Reading...

MAA Conference

Argenta pleased to announce sponsorship of MAA Conference

The MAA Conference looks like it's going to be a great event this year as it is combined with the Aero Engine Forum. Continue Reading...

MLUG

Deliberating discussions at first Midlands LabVIEW User Group of 2017

Lots of interesting LabVIEW conversations steming from the speakers and coding challenging to start off 2017 for MLUG Continue Reading...

LabVIEW FTP Options

LabVIEW FTP Options

Chris describes the options for transferring files via a FTP from a real time (RT) target such as a Compact RIO to a host PC. Continue Reading...

MAAEvent

MAA event gives insight into new technologies for the aero engine supply chain

A successful day out for Chris, our MD, at Rolls-Royce for an insight in to NATEP. Continue Reading...

AMRC Launch

Argenta excited to start project with the AMRC

We are delighted to introduce our latest project, delivering a manufacturing experiment execution system for the AMRC. Continue Reading...

LabVIEW Tip

How to ensure you are displaying your waveform graph data accurately

Chris re-visits one of our LabVIEW Tips to provide a quick insight into a common issue. Continue Reading...

MLUG

Cracking line-up for the first Midlands LabVIEW User Group of 2017

From WebSockets to HALs and MALs, LabVIEW enthusiasts look no further than next months MLUG! Continue Reading...

An approach to Agile and Scrum - Part 3

An approach to Agile and Scrum - Part 3

The third and final instalment of our series of posts covering how Argenta use the Agile and Scrum concepts. Continue Reading...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

We would like to wish all of clients and partners a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Continue Reading...

NI Days

NI Days 2016 conjure up lots to think about for 2017!

Chris had a great day at the annual NI event, gathering lots of LabVIEW related info to take back to our current projects. Continue Reading...

MLUG

Speakers engage with an extended student audience at User Group

LabVIEW experts and Undergraduates combined at last months User Group for insights in to NI Veristand and SQLite. Continue Reading...

An approach to Agile and Scrum - Part 2

An approach to Agile and Scrum - Part 2

The second of a three part series covering how Argenta use the Agile and Scrum concepts. Continue Reading...

LV Tip

LabVIEW Tip – How to generate string array of the alphabet

Chris provides a little insight in to this LabVIEW concept which was used on a recent project. Continue Reading...

HSSMI

Argenta get involved in the UK SME Digital Manufacturing Workshop

Jeff Woodhams was invited to take part in the latest event from the HSSMI all about Industry 4.0 Continue Reading...

Research and Develop

Innovative Research and Development project now underway

Argenta are getting more involved in the R & D project alongside Greenbank and other partners as it progresses in to the next stage. Continue Reading...

MLUG

More LabVIEW experts gear up to speak at next MLUG

The line up is all set the next Midlands LabVIEW User Group on Monday 14th November, join us for more LabVIEW inspiration! Continue Reading...

Patrick takes on the Birmingham Half Marathon

Patrick takes on the Birmingham Half Marathon!

Our very own Patrick Herron is taking on the challenge of a half marathon in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital. Continue Reading...

An approach to Agile and Scrum - Part 1

An approach to Agile and Scrum - Part 1

The first of a three part series covering how Argenta use the Agile and Scrum concepts. Continue Reading...

Drawn into the net - Internet of Things for automation

Drawn into the net - Internet of Things for automation

Automation suppliers explain the benefits their latest digital technology can deliver to process plants and manufacturers Continue Reading...

Railways on track for condition monitoring

Railways on track for condition monitoring

Deal for self powering sensors will enable train operators to realise efficiency gains Continue Reading...

MLUG July 16

Action packed summer User Group meeting proves a hit with attendees

Action packed summer User Group meeting proves a hit with attendees Continue Reading...

NFF

Argenta attend No Fault Found 4th Annual Symposium

Chris attended the latest event from Through-life Engineering Services to discuss the issue of NFF with other industry professionals. Continue Reading...

Supply Chain

Putting the UK at the heart of the Supply Chain

An insight in to the UK Supply Chain sector from Professor Jane Godsell. Continue Reading...

Aero Engine Challenge

Multi-million project to increase efficiency of jet engines is producing results

A fascinating insight in to one of the biggest challenges of reducing emissions whilst retaining efficiency in aircraft technology. Continue Reading...

MLUG

Start the summer with a MLUG meeting!

Further details of the next MLUG meeting to be held 11th July are now available, get in touch to book in! Continue Reading...

Outsourcing

Challenges delivering projects with your existing resources?

Chris Woodhams, Argenta's Managing Director takes a look at the ways in which outsourcing can provide companies with an efficient and effective solution. Continue Reading...

Climate change and its consequences

Climate change and its consequences

This article explores the ways in which Sewage Energy can be harnessed as an alternative or supplement to other approaches. Continue Reading...

News: GE Begins Testing the World’s Largest Jet Engine

News: GE Begins Testing the World’s Largest Jet Engine

Testing is under way for another ground breaking development within the aerospace sector. Continue Reading...

Case Study: Develop and commission a fully automated dynamometer test rig for Integrated Starter Generators (ISG) used in hybrid vehicles

Case Study: Develop a fully automated dynamometer test rig for ISGs

Argenta develop a solution for Controlled Power Technologies Ltd for use in hybrid vehicles which raises the bar for the automotive industry. Continue Reading...

Event: MLUG scores another succesful meeting at Birmingham City University

Event: MLUG scores another succesful meeting at Birmingham City University

Further success comes from a collaboration with BCU to host the latest MLUG meeting with new members and the involvement of Undergraduate students. Continue Reading...

Event: Midlands Aerospace Alliance Conference pulls in record number of delegates

Event: Midlands Aerospace Alliance Conference pulls in record number of delegates

Argenta joined 175 other delegates from the aerospace sector for a fascinating day of speakers and networking. Continue Reading...

White Paper: How to maximise profits by better production planning

White Paper: How to maximise profits by better production planning

Jeff Woodhams, Argenta's Technical Director, has written a white paper identifying the key issues involved in production planning. Continue Reading...

Alim’s hard work earns him two certifications!

Alim’s hard work earns him two certifications!

Argenta are proud to announce Alim's success in achieving two further National Instruments certifications. Continue Reading...

MLUG joins with Birmingham City University to host next meeting

MLUG joins with Birmingham City University to host next meeting

All the latest details now available for the next Midlands LabVIEW User Group on 18th April 2016. Continue Reading...

We go 'Inside Moog' thanks to Midlands Aerospace Alliance initiative

We go 'Inside Moog' thanks to Midlands Aerospace Alliance initiative

Chris Woodhams, Managing Director of Argenta, had the opportunity to visit Moog's Wolverhampton site to find out more about their capabilities and products. Continue Reading...

Argenta excited to collaborate with Greenbank on a new Research and Development project

Argenta excited to collaborate with Greenbank on a new Research and Development project

Argenta join with Greenbank to develop an Intelligent Flow Control System for Coal Fired Power Stations in new project. Continue Reading...

Argenta look to gather further inspiration at the 2016 Midlands Aerospace Alliance Conference

Argenta look to gather further inspiration at the 2016 Midlands Aerospace Alliance Conference

We take a look at what will be taking place at the 2016 MAA Conference which is just around the corner. Continue Reading...


The Global Supply Chain Debate

The Global Supply Chain Debate hosted by WMG

Jeff Woodhams, Managing Director at Argenta, gives us the low down on an event with a twist of poetry! Continue Reading...


Get 2016 started with a LabVIEW bang for the attendees of the Midlands User Group!

Argenta welcome a new member to their team!

Argenta's new recruit, Patrick Herron, continues the company expansion. Continue Reading...


2016 started with a LabVIEW bang for the attendees of the Midlands User Group!

2016 started with a LabVIEW bang for the attendees of the Midlands User Group!

The first MLUG of 2016 welcomed back regular attendees & fantastic speakers along with a new segment to the meeting – our ‘show and tell’ session. Continue Reading...


Major offshore wind operator plans £6bn UK investment by 2020

Major offshore wind operator plans £6bn UK investment by 2020

Dong Energy says it's convinced UK government will back offshore wind power despite recent cuts to renewable energy sector subsidies. Continue Reading...


Solway Estuary Tidal Project proposes £12bn barrage to link south-west Scotland and Cumbria

Solway Estuary Tidal Project proposes £12bn barrage to link south-west Scotland and Cumbria

Engineers need to embrace a fresh approach to reducing the cost base so they can meet demand for oil and gas at a lower price point Continue Reading...


Efficiency Exploration in the Gas and Oil Industries

Efficiency Exploration in the Gas and Oil Industries

Engineers need to embrace a fresh approach to reducing the cost base so they can meet demand for oil and gas at a lower price point Continue Reading...


Energy from waste scheme blazes a trail

Energy from waste scheme blazes a trail

Proposed Northampton centre would use advanced gasification technology to generate round-the-clock power from non-recyclable waste Continue Reading...


French power station generates electricity from cheese!

French power station generates electricity from cheese!

Cheese-based power station in the Alps produces enough power to supply a community of 1,500. Continue Reading...


January 2016 MLUG Speakers Revealed!

Event: MLUG 2016 speakers revealed!

Get 2016 off to a flying start with a visit to MLUG’s first meeting of the year! Continue Reading...


Check out our review of the EVI-GTI conference

Event: Argenta attend EVI-GTI Annual Conference

Chris Woodhams, Managing Director of Argenta, went along to find out about developments in Gas Tubine Instrumentation. Continue Reading...


Our next LabVIEW User Group details

Event: Agenda for January's MLUG meeting now available!

Get 2016 off to a good start by attending the next Midlands LabVIEW User Group meeting! Continue Reading...


Checkout Boeing's latest innovation

Article: In-flight Innovation from Boeing

Green fuels, better cabin interiors and improved designs of wings are the sorts of technologies that are emerging from Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator research. Continue Reading...


Our engineers attain the LabVIEW Architect qualification

News: Argenta’s Engineers achieve Certified LabVIEW Architect status

Argenta are delighted to announce that they now have two of their team members who are Certified LabVIEW Architects (CLA). Continue Reading...


Success with our inaugural internship

News: Success for Argenta’s Inaugural Internship

In October 2014 Argenta made a key business decision – to invest in an internship programme for recent engineering undergraduates. Continue Reading...


July's LabVIEW user group review

Event: The success keeps coming for Midlands LabVIEW User Group

Another informative meeting was held by the MLUG delegates, once again there was lots of positive feedback about the speakers. Continue Reading...


Article: Are driverless cars a potentially fatal threat to the railways?

This fascinating article, by Ben Sampson, published in Professional Engineer magazine, discusses the adaptation of automation technology within the rail sector. Continue Reading...


Event: Argenta attend NI's Automated Test Summit

Chris Woodhams had the opportunity to attend the Automated Test Summit last week, which this year was held at the Madejski Stadium in Reading and organised by National Instruments. Continue Reading...


Event: Argenta introduce inspiring speakers for the Midlands LabVIEW User Group

Our next free Midlands LabVIEW User group will be on Monday 20th July 2015 from 1pm at The University of Warwick. Continue Reading...


Article: Running the world's biggest wind farm

This article, by Joe Hibbert, published in The Institution of Mechanical Engineers magazine, shows how improvements in wind turbine technology are delivering better efficiencies in an electricity generation. Continue Reading...


Case Study: Elevated Temperature Testing of Aerospace Fuel Control Systems

For Argenta’s client, the major benefit is in improved quality control, preventing a bad product being shipped to an airline or operator. Continue Reading...


Article: Productivity fuels growth for Midlands aerospace

The Midlands aerospace cluster continues on the path of growth it has followed for the past decade, according to the 10th Midlands Aerospace Alliance annual business survey. Continue Reading...


Event: Midlands LabVIEW User Group Event July 2015

Further information about the next LabVIEW user group to be held on Monday 20th July 2015 is now available! Following the success of Aprils meeting there will be another session on Live Code alongside another speaker. Continue Reading...


Event: Continued success for LabVIEW User Group

The fourth meeting of the Midlands LabVIEW User Group on 13th April was another great success. Continue Reading...


Event: MAA Conference a success for sponsors Argenta

The recent Midlands Aerospace Alliance conference championed the continuing success of the aerospace industry, underlying the importance of the sector for the Midlands. Continue Reading...


Case Study: Fuel Optimisation in Power Stations

Develop and commission a standardised test system for Greenbank acoustic measurement systems to optimise the use of coal in power stations. Continue Reading...


Event: Argenta attend NI Alliance Summit 2015

There was some really interesting discussions at the National Instruments (NI) Alliance Partner Summit this year. Continue Reading...


News: Argenta Celebrate Success with Team Expansion

Argenta are proud to announce their newest recruits to the team – Dawid Wozny and Alim Khanan – as they continue to increase their client base and enhance their reputation in the region. Continue Reading...


Case Study: Home Office Forensic Management Information Tool (FMIT)

Design & implementation of the Home Office Forensic Management Information Tool (FMIT). Continue Reading...


Event: Guest Speakers at the LabVIEW User Group Event Apr 2015

A fantastic guest speaker and a new feature, live code review at the next LabVIEW User Group on 13th April 2015. Find out more about them and their presentations. Continue Reading...


Case Study: Testing in the Aerospace Sector

Developing and commissioning a fully automated test rig for gas turbine engine Fuel Metering Units (FMUs). Argenta delivered decreased testing time, easily accessible data, a system which is easy to maintain and extended the capability of the rig to test additional FMUs. Continue Reading...


Event: Midlands LabVIEW User Group Event Apr 15

Further information about the next LabVIEW user group to be held on Monday 13th April 2015 is now available! Two fantastic speakers have been secured and we are looking forward to welcoming new and existing members to continue the success of the previous groups held in October and January. Continue Reading...


Event: Midlands LabVIEW User Group Resources

You may have missed the Midlands LabVIEW User Group Forum recently, however here are the presentations delivered by the speakers for you to peruse at your leisure. Continue Reading...


Event: Midlands Aerospace Alliance Annual Conference

Argenta sponsor Midlands Aerospace Alliance annual conference on 26th March 2015. Continue Reading...


Event: Intelligent Sensing Event

Chris Woodhams recommends a visit to the Intelligent Sensing Event, held this year at the Williams F1 conference centre near Oxford and organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). Continue Reading...


Event: Midlands LabVIEW User Group Event Jan 15

Further information about the next LabVIEW user group to be held in January 2015 is now available! Two fantastic speakers have been secured and we are looking forward to welcoming new and existing members to continue the success of the previous group held in October. Continue Reading...


News: A Merry Christmas & Prosperous New Year

After a very successful 2014 the Argenta team gathered for a celebratory festive lunch before taking a well-earned rest over the holiday period. Continue Reading...


Tip: LabVIEW Tips#3,Round to Nearest D.P

It is sometimes required to round to the nearest decimal place instead of the integer value, this VI is designed to enable this. The VI attached to this post shows an example of this. Continue Reading...


Event: Guest Speakers at the LabVIEW User Group Event Jan 15

Two fascinating speakers will be delivering presentations at the next LabVIEW User Group on 13th January 2015. Find out more about them and their presentations. Continue Reading...


Tip: LabVIEW Tips#2,Using Tortoise SVN

Source code control (SCC) is a very important part of software development. At Argenta we use the free software tool, Tortoise, to manage our source code. Continue Reading...


Event: Midlands LabVIEW User Group Event Jan 15

Further information about the next LabVIEW user group to be held in January 2015 is now available! Two fantastic speakers have been secured and we are looking forward to welcoming new and existing members to continue the success of the previous group held in October. Continue Reading...


Case Study: The Serious Food Company

Modelling, designing and implementing the integration between production and packing lines in food manufacturing. Argenta delivered faster forecasting, reduced stoppage time, reduced overtime wages cost and improved fulfilment of customer orders. Continue Reading...


Event: Midlands LabVIEW User Group Resources

You may have missed the Midlands LabVIEW User Group Forum recently, however here are the presentations delivered by the speakers for you to peruse at your leisure. Continue Reading...


Event: Guest Speakers at the LabVIEW User Group

In advance of the first Midlands LabVIEW user forum on Monday, 13th October at Avon House, Solihull, B90 4AA here is some background information about our guest speakers. Continue Reading...


Event: Midlands LabVIEW User Group Event Oct 14

Come and join other LabVIEW users at the first forum to be held in the Midlands on Monday 13th October in Shirley, near Solihull. Continue Reading...



Last month’s Autumn Midlands LabVIEW User Group did not disappoint!

Read all about the goings on at the last MLUG meeting! Continue Reading...



A Live Code Review, LabVIEW NXG and Gitlab’s Continuous Integration

It’s going to be a busy Autumn Midlands LabVIEW User Group! Continue Reading...



Lots of LabVIEW chatter at the Summer Midlands User Group

A guest blog from Sam Sharp gives a real insight into what our attendees really think! Continue Reading...



Argenta pleased to be showcasing at Business Growth Conference

We are looking for to an informative event not to mention an opportunity to see a few F1 cars! Continue Reading...



A new team member and the MAA Conference - lots happening at Argenta!

Welcome to Tobi who joins the team, and looking forward to sponsoring the MAA Conference 2018. Continue Reading...



Great start to 2018 thanks to LabVIEW inspired speakers & enthusiastic MLUGers!

A big thank you to Rolls Royce for hosting and to our inspiring speakers for another great event. Continue Reading...



The Value of Requirements

We review the ways in which Argenta determine and define the requirements of a software development project for higher success levels. Continue Reading...



Effective Component Traceability

Whether it is manufacturing, assembly or logistics data, traceability is crucial in solving challenging problems. Continue Reading...



3 fantastic LabVIEW speakers, 1 coding challenge and a room of enthusiastic MLUGers!

What more could you ask for on a Monday afternoon? Join us 5th February for the first MLUG of 2018. Continue Reading...



Here's to a prosperous 2018!

As we come to the end of a busy year we want to take the opportunity to thank our staff, partners and customers for Argentas' continuing successes. Continue Reading...



The value to Argenta of attending Events

It's often challenging to justify time to attend or present at events, but it's a vital part of business. We round-up events we have attended recently. Continue Reading...



How to maximise profits by better production planning - Part 2

Jeff provides us with a further insight in to production planning with the 2nd part of his White Paper. Continue Reading...



The Importance of Demand Planning

A great guest post from Paul Trudgian outlining the reasons why demand planning is so vital in manufacturing Continue Reading...



Argenta are looking forward to presenting at NI Days 2017!

Dawid will be presenting on our experiences with frameworks and templates which is sure to be the highlight! Continue Reading...



A few LabVIEW tips to keep you going!

Our follow up piece from last month detailing the non-LabVIEW element of this project and how we make it all work. Continue Reading...



Our most successful Midlands LabVIEW User Group yet!

It was all about WebSockets, Channel Wires and being In at the Deep End, what an afternoon. Continue Reading...



Argenta to celebrate 15 years of the Midlands Aerospace Association

As a member of the MAA we are looking forward to attending their Birthday dinner and meeting the other Alliance members. Continue Reading...



Creating a RESTful Web API communicating with LabVIEW

Our follow up piece from last month detailing the non-LabVIEW element of this project and how we make it all work. Continue Reading...



Websockets, Channel Wires and Managing Architectures – another action packed Midlands LabVIEW User Group!

We are looking forward to welcoming three fantastic speakers to the event in October. Continue Reading...



Case Study: UKMail Brings Intelligent Software Tools to Network Design

UKMail’s requirement was to re-shape their existing network though process improvement and the implementation of intelligent software tools. Continue Reading...



Digitise or die - why small companies need to take the leap

Take 5 minutes to read this informative article about the Digital Revolution and it's impact on small businesses. Continue Reading...



iFCS project continues and things are starting to get interesting!

We are now ¾ of the way through our collaborative R and D project with Greenbank, Drax and the University of Nottingham. Continue Reading...



Argenta looking forward to attending the MIA's Business Growth Conference

An interesting range of speakers and discussion groups, plus the chance to see some new technologies! Continue Reading...



Super sized Summer MLUG goes off with a LabVIEW bang!

Three fascinating speakers, a tour of the MTC, a Coding Challenge and a whole lot of LabVIEW chat! Continue Reading...



The Argenta team expands once again as business continues to grow

We are delighted to welcome Noor Khan to the team. Continue Reading...



Argenta invited to be a guest presenter at UK Aerospace and Defence Forum

Argenta will be talking to the audience about how they combined SCXI, PXI and LabVIEW FPGA on a recent project. Continue Reading...



AMRC project on the right track!

An update on the project we are working on for the AMRC, a few technical challenges but here are our solutions! Continue Reading...



Join us for an action packed Summer Midlands LabVIEW User Group

A bit of a shake-up for the User Group schedule, come and join us for more LabVIEW inspired speakers. Continue Reading...



Integrating N-TIER Architecture into C# Applications

Chris provides an insight in to the way in which Argenta are improving the structure of our web applications. Continue Reading...



Robot Chickens and Flying Cars!

At Argenta, technology is a critical aspect of what we do, so we thought we would share a few whacky technologies ideas from industry! Continue Reading...



Resounding success for Argenta’s return to sponsoring the MAA Conference

A 6th successful conference for the MAA, with keynote speakers highlighting the opportunities available for the sector. Continue Reading...



Summer Midlands LabVIEW User Group details revealed!

A bit of a shake-up for the User Group schedule, come and join us for more LabVIEW inspired speakers. Continue Reading...



LabVIEW Tip - LabVIEW User Events

This post gives an introduction to user events and a tip when implementing them in your applications. Continue Reading...



Summer Midlands LabVIEW User Group details revealed!

A bit of a shake-up for the User Group schedule, come and join us for more LabVIEW inspired speakers. Continue Reading...



The industry responds to Article 50

An insight in to how the industry has reacted to Brexit from a range of business leaders. Continue Reading...



Countdown has begun to the Aero Engine Forum and MAA Conference

As sponsors of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance Conference, Argenta are getting geared up for another great event. Continue Reading...



Why Strategic Leadership is Important in Supply Chain Management

Thank you to Paul Trudgian for this guest blog post, an insight in to the impact of leadership on the supply chain. Continue Reading...




Fascinating trip to the EEF Conference for Argenta team

Chris and Jeff came back to the office with lots to talk about after this conference! Continue Reading...



How to maximise profits by better production planning

Argenta were delighted to be approached by Paul Trudigan, a Supply Chain Consultancy firm, to write a guest blog for their website. Continue Reading...


Argenta pleased to announce sponsorship of MAA Conference

The MAA Conference looks like it's going to be a great event this year as it is combined with the Aero Engine Forum. Continue Reading...


Deliberating discussions at first Midlands LabVIEW User Group of 2017

Lots of interesting LabVIEW conversations steming from the speakers and coding challenging to start off 2017 for MLUG Continue Reading...


LabVIEW FTP Options

Chris describes the options for transferring files via a FTP from a real time (RT) target such as a Compact RIO to a host PC. Continue Reading...


MAA event gives insight to new technologies for aero engine supply chain

A successful day out for Chris, our MD, at Rolls-Royce for an insight in to NATEP. Continue Reading...


Argenta excited to start project with the AMRC

We are delighted to introduce our latest project, delivering a manufacturing experiment execution system for the AMRC. Continue Reading...


How to ensure you are displaying your waveform graph data accurately

Chris re-visits one of our LabVIEW Tips to provide a quick insight into a common issue. Continue Reading...


Cracking line-up for the first Midlands LabVIEW User Group of 2017

From WebSockets to HALs and MALs, LabVIEW enthusiasts look no further than next months MLUG! Continue Reading...


An approach to Agile and Scrum - Part 3

The third and final instalment of our series of posts covering how Argenta use the Agile and Scrum concepts. Continue Reading...


Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

We would like to wish all of clients and partners a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Continue Reading...


NI Days 2016 conjure up lots to think about for 2017!

Chris had a great day at the annual NI event, gathering lots of LabVIEW related info to take back to our current projects. Continue Reading...


Speakers engage with an extended student audience at User Group

LabVIEW experts and Undergraduates combined at last months User Group for insights in to NI Veristand and SQLite. Continue Reading...


Latest MAA survey shows growth keeps pace with Airbus and Boeing aircraft output

The MAA release their annual survey evidencing good sector growth, along with the governments renewed in investment in R & D. Continue Reading...


An approach to Agile and Scrum - Part 2

The second of a three part series covering how Argenta use the Agile and Scrum concepts. Continue Reading...


LabVIEW Tip – How to generate string array of the alphabet

Chris provides a little insight in to this LabVIEW concept which was used on a recent project. Continue Reading...


Argenta get involved in the UK SME Digital Manufacturing Workshop

Jeff Woodhams was invited to take part in the latest event from the HSSMI all about Industry 4.0 Continue Reading...


Innovative Research and Development project now underway

Argenta are getting more involved in the R & D project alongside Greenbank and other partners as it progresses in to the next stage. Continue Reading...


More LabVIEW experts gear up to speak at next MLUG

The line up is all set the next Midlands LabVIEW User Group on Monday 14th November, join us for more LabVIEW inspiration! Continue Reading...


Patrick takes on the Birmingham Half Marathon!

Our very own Patrick Herron is taking on the challenge of a half marathon in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital. Continue Reading...


An approach to Agile and Scrum - Part 1

The first of a three part series covering how Argenta use the Agile and Scrum concepts. Continue Reading...


Drawn into the net - Internet of Things for automation

Automation suppliers explain the benefits their latest digital technology can deliver to process plants and manufacturers. Continue Reading...


Railways on track for condition monitoring

Deal for self powering sensors will enable train operators to realise efficiency gains Continue Reading...


Railways on track for condition monitoring

Deal for self powering sensors will enable train operators to realise efficiency gains Continue Reading...


Action packed summer User Group meeting proves a hit with attendees

We review the latest MLUG meeting which was packed full of LabVIEW related content! Continue Reading...


Argenta attend No Fault Found 4th Annual Symposium

Chris attended the latest event from Through-life Engineering Services to discuss the issue of NFF with other industry professionals Continue Reading...


Putting the UK at the heart of the Supply Chain

An insight in to the UK Supply Chain sector from Professor Jane Godsell. Continue Reading...


How a multi-million project to increase the efficiency of jet engines is producing results

A fascinating insight in to one of the biggest challenges of reducing emissions whilst retaining efficiency in aircraft technology. Continue Reading...


Start the summer with a MLUG meeting!

Further details of the next MLUG meeting to be held 11th July are now available, get in touch to book in! Continue Reading...


Challenges delivering projects with your existing resources?

Chris Woodhams, Argenta's Managing Director takes a look at the ways in which outsourcing can provide companies with an efficient and effective solution. Continue Reading...


GE Begins Testing the World’s Largest Jet Engine

Testing is under way for another ground breaking development within the aerospace sector. Continue Reading...


Case Study: Develop and commission a fully automated dynamometer test rig for Integrated Starter Generators (ISG) used in hybrid vehicles

Argenta develop a solution for Controlled Power Technologies Ltd for use in hybrid vehicles which raises the bar for the automotive industry. Continue Reading...


MLUG scores another succesful meeting at Birmingham City University

Further success comes from a collaboration with BCU to host the latest MLUG meeting with new members and the involvement of Undergraduate students. Continue Reading...


Midlands Aerospace Alliance Conference pulls in record number of delegates

Argenta joined 175 other delegates from the aerospace sector for a fascinating day of speakers and networking. Continue Reading...


White Paper: How to maximise profits by better production planning

Jeff Woodhams, Argenta's Technical Director, has written a white paper identifying the key issues involved in production planning. Continue Reading...


Alim’s hard work earns him two certifications!

Argenta are proud to announce Alim's success in achieving two further National Instruments certifications. Continue Reading...


MLUG joins with Birmingham City University to host next meeting

All the latest details now available for the next Midlands LabVIEW User Group on 18th April 2016. Continue Reading...


We go 'Inside Moog' thanks to Midlands Aerospace Alliance initiative

Chris Woodhams, Managing Director of Argenta, had the opportunity to visit Moog's Wolverhampton site to find out more about their capabilities and products. Continue Reading...


Argenta join with Greenbank to develop an Intelligent Flow Control System for Coal Fired Power Stations in new project. Continue Reading...


Argenta excited to collaborate with Greenbank on a new Research and Development project

Argenta join with Greenbank to develop an Intelligent Flow Control System for Coal Fired Power Stations in new project. Continue Reading...


Argenta look to gather further inspiration at the 2016 Midlands Aerospace Alliance Conference

We take a look at what will be taking place at the 2016 MAA Conference which is just around the corner. Continue Reading...


The Global Supply Chain Debate hosted by WMG

Jeff Woodhams, Managing Director at Argenta, gives us the low down on an event with a twist of poetry! Continue Reading...


Argenta welcome a new member to their team!

Argenta's new recruit, Patrick Herron, continues the company expansion. Continue Reading...


2016 started with a LabVIEW bang for the attendees of the MLUG!

The first MLUG of 2016 welcomed back regular attendees and two fantastic speakers along with a new segment to the meeting – our ‘show and tell’ session. Continue Reading...


Major offshore wind operator plans £6bn UK investment by 2020

Dong Energy says it is now convinced UK government will back offshore wind power despite recent cuts to renewable energy sector subsidies. Continue Reading...


Solway Estuary Tidal Project proposes £12bn barrage to link south-west Scotland and Cumbria

Plans have been drawn up for a new £12bn tidal power project spanning Cumbria and south-west Scotland that would supply energy to millions of homes. Continue Reading...


Efficiency Exploration in the Gas and Oil Industries

Engineers need to embrace a fresh approach to reducing the cost base so they can meet demand for oil and gas at a lower price point Continue Reading...


Energy from waste scheme blazes a trail

Proposed Northampton centre would use advanced gasification technology to generate round-the-clock power from non-recyclable waste Continue Reading...


French power station generates electricity from cheese!

Cheese-based power station in the Alps produces enough power to supply a community of 1,500. Continue Reading...


January 2016 MLUG Speakers Revealed!

Get 2016 off to a good start by attending the next Midlands LabVIEW User Group meeting! Continue Reading...


Argenta attend EVI-GTI Annual Conference

Chris Woodhams, Managing Director of Argenta, went along to find out about developments in Gas Tubine Instrumentation. Continue Reading...


Programme for upcoming LabVIEW User Group now available!

Get 2016 off to a good start by attending the next Midlands LabVIEW User Group meeting! Continue Reading...


Programme for upcoming LabVIEW User Group now available!

Argenta are pleased to announce two fascinating speakers for the next MLUG meeting on 12th October. Continue Reading...


News: Argenta’s Engineers achieve Certified LabVIEW Architect status

Argenta are delighted to announce that they now have two of their team members who are Certified LabVIEW Architects (CLA). Continue Reading...


News: Success for Argenta’s Inaugural Internship

In October 2014 Argenta made a key business decision – to invest in an internship programme for recent engineering undergraduates. Continue Reading...


Event: The success keeps coming for Midlands LabVIEW User Group

Another informative meeting was held by the MLUG delegates, once again there was lots of positive feedback about the speakers. Continue Reading...


Article: Are driverless cars a potentially fatal threat to the railways?

This fascinating article, by Ben Sampson, published in Professional Engineer magazine, discusses the adaptation of automation technology within the rail sector. Continue Reading...


Argenta attend NI's Automated Test Summit

Chris Woodhams had the opportunity to attend the Automated Test Summit last week, which this year was held at the Madejski Stadium in Reading and organised by National Instruments. Continue Reading...


Argenta introduce inspiring speakers for the Midlands LabVIEW User Group

Our next free Midlands LabVIEW User group will be on Monday 20th July 2015 from 1pm at The University of Warwick. Continue Reading...


Blade Runners: running the world's biggest wind farm

This article, by Joe Hibbert, published in The Institution of Mechanical Engineers magazine, shows how improvements in wind turbine technology are delivering better efficiencies in an electricity generation. Continue Reading...


Case Study: Elevated Temperature Testing of Aerospace Fuel Control Systems

For Argenta’s client, the major benefit is in improved quality control, preventing a bad product being shipped to an airline or operator. Continue Reading...


Productivity fuels growth for Midlands aerospace

The Midlands aerospace cluster continues on the path of growth it has followed for the past decade, according to the 10th Midlands Aerospace Alliance annual business survey. Continue Reading...


Midlands LabVIEW User Group Event July 2015

Further information about the next LabVIEW user group to be held on Monday 20th July 2015 is now available! Following the success of Aprils meeting there will be another session on Live Code alongside another speaker. We look forward to welcoming new and existing members to continue the success of the previous groups. Continue Reading...


Continued success for LabVIEW User Group

The fourth meeting of the Midlands LabVIEW User Group on 13th April was another great success. Continue Reading...


MAA Conference a success for sponsors Argenta

The recent Midlands Aerospace Alliance conference championed the continuing success of the aerospace industry, underlying the importance of the sector for the Midlands. Continue Reading...


Case Study: Fuel Optimisation in Power Stations

Develop and commission a standardised test system for Greenbank acoustic measurement systems to optimise the use of coal in power stations. Continue Reading...


Argenta attend NI Alliance Summit 2015

There was some really interesting discussions at the National Instruments (NI) Alliance Partner Summit this year. Continue Reading...


Argenta Celebrate Success with Team Expansion

Argenta are proud to announce their newest recruits to the team – Dawid Wozny and Alim Khanan – as they continue to increase their client base and enhance their reputation in the region. Continue Reading...


Case Study: Home Office Forensic Management Information Tool (FMIT)

Design & implementation of the Home Office Forensic Management Information Tool (FMIT). Argenta delivered a solution which saves the Police and the Home Office management time when collecting and collating data gives remote access without the need for special hardware or software and improved performance monitoring. Continue Reading...


Guest Speakers at the LabVIEW User Group Event Apr 15

A fantastic guest speaker and a new feature, live code review at the next LabVIEW User Group on 13th April 2015. Find out more about them and their presentations. Continue Reading...


Case Study: Testing in the Aerospace Sector

Developing and commissioning a fully automated test rig for gas turbine engine Fuel Metering Units (FMUs). Argenta delivered decreased testing time, easily accessible data, a system which is easy to maintain and extended the capability of the rig to test additional FMUs. Continue Reading...


Midlands LabVIEW User Group Event Apr 15

Further information about the next LabVIEW user group to be held on Monday 13th April 2015 is now available! Two fantastic speakers have been secured and we are looking forward to welcoming new and existing members to continue the success of the previous groups held in October and January. Continue Reading...


Midlands LabVIEW User Group Resources

You may have missed the Midlands LabVIEW User Group Forum recently, however here are the presentations delivered by the speakers for you to peruse at your leisure. Continue Reading...


Midlands Aerospace Alliance Annual Conference

Argenta sponsor Midlands Aerospace Alliance annual conference on 26th March 2015. Continue Reading...


Intelligent Sensing Event

Chris Woodhams recommends a visit to the Intelligent Sensing Event, held this year at the Williams F1 conference centre near Oxford and organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). Continue Reading...


Midlands LabVIEW User Group Event Jan 15

Further information about the next LabVIEW user group to be held in January 2015 is now available! Two fantastic speakers have been secured and we are looking forward to welcoming new and existing members to continue the success of the previous group held in October. Continue Reading...


A Merry Christmas & Prosperous New Year

After a very successful 2014 the Argenta team gathered for a celebratory festive lunch before taking a well-earned rest over the holiday period. Continue Reading...


LabVIEW Tips#3,Round to Nearest D.P

It is sometimes required to round to the nearest decimal place instead of the integer value, this VI is designed to enable this. The VI attached to this post shows an example of this. Continue Reading...


Guest Speakers at the LabVIEW User Group Event Jan 15

Two fascinating speakers will be delivering presentations at the next LabVIEW User Group on 13th January 2015. Find out more about them and their presentations. Continue Reading...


LabVIEW Tips#2,Using Tortoise SVN

Source code control (SCC) is a very important part of software development. At Argenta we use the free software tool, Tortoise, to manage our source code. Continue Reading...


Midlands LabVIEW User Group Event Jan 15

Further information about the next LabVIEW user group to be held in January 2015 is now available! Two fantastic speakers have been secured and we are looking forward to welcoming new and existing members to continue the success of the previous group held in October. Continue Reading...


Case Study: The Serious Food Company

Modelling, designing and implementing the integration between production and packing lines in food manufacturing. Argenta delivered faster forecasting, reduced stoppage time, reduced overtime wages cost and improved fulfilment of customer orders. Continue Reading...


Midlands LabVIEW User Group Resources

You may have missed the Midlands LabVIEW User Group Forum recently, however here are the presentations delivered by the speakers for you to peruse at your leisure. Continue Reading...


Guest Speakers at the LabVIEW User Group

In advance of the first Midlands LabVIEW user forum on Monday, 13th October at Avon House, Solihull, B90 4AA here is some background information about our guest speakers. Continue Reading...


Midlands LabVIEW User Group Event Oct 14


Come and join other LabVIEW users at the first forum to be held in the Midlands on Monday 13th October in Shirley, near Solihull. Continue Reading...