It's important for engineers and project managers alike to keep up to date with current events going on in their industry. Here we've collected some articles of relevance, on both technical and business topics of interest, written both by our team of experts here at DMC, and other, external industry experts recognized worldwide.
Engineering Project Management: How Microsoft SharePoint and Dashboards Can Help
Control Engineering highlights a presentation given by Rick Rietz, DMC's Director of Consulting Services, at the 2012 Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) Executive Conference on how sharing project information with SharePoint can motivate your team. Read article.
Cycles for Change: Bicycle Automated Endurance Test System
DMC develops a test system to perform fully automated endurance, fatigue, and life-cycle testing of a new clutch design for cargo bikes distributed by World Bicycle Relief. Read article.
Tips and Tricks for Legacy Hardware
Finding information on old industrial hardware isn't as easy as looking up technical support on your new computer. DMC's Danny Budzinski offers 6 tips for locating the legacy systems information you need. Read article.
A Clear Machine Vision
Selecting a machine vision platform? DMC's Cesar Pena offers tips on determining inspection requirements and the importance of selecting the right experts to meet your needs. Read article.
Key Points Shared: The Perils of Conflicting KPIs
Joe Feeley of ControlDesign.com reviews DMC’s Dashboarding and SharePoint Workshop event and illustrates the perils of poorly planned key performance indicators. Read article.
Exercise Control of Software Versions
DMC President Frank Riordan explains why the best version-control technology does you no good if you don't have the discipline to follow it consistently. Read article.
A Solution for Testing Battery Management Systems
DMC teams up with Pickering Interfaces to develop a new PXI Battery Simulator Module. DMC is also the first to use the new PXI module, leveraging it in automated BMS test systems. Read article.
Guide for Selecting & Working with a Control Systems Integrator
The Control Systems Integrators Association sets up some guidelines and tips for choosing an integrator for your Control Systems project. DMC is 1 of only 3 CSIA certified integrators in Illinois. Read article.
System Integrators Bring Value
DMC President Frank Riordan talks about what differentiates an average integrator from the best. Read article.
Should You Outsource Your Test Software Needs?
Patrick Kelly, experienced LabVIEW expert and industry consultant, takes a look at the options available for project managers when implementing a project involving automated testing procedures. Read article.
Successful SI Relationship Tips
Already have a Systems Integrator? DMC President Frank Riordan gives some tips on getting the most out of your relationship with your SI. Read article.
The Perils of Shipping Too Soon
Think twice before shipping a machine to a customer site before working out all the bugs it might encounter when it gets into a real production environment. DMC President Frank Riordan gives some insight into this all-too common problem. Read article.
PC-Based Controls or Dedicated Controller?
Considering the advantages of using PC Based Controls vs. a Dedicated Controller like a PLC? Actual engineers in the field weigh in on the issue to lay out the advantages and disadvantages between the two options. Read article.