Basic Custom DAQ and Analyzer in Labview

Posted in Test and Measurement, Food and Beverage, Product Development, Custom Software Engineering, Test and Measurement Automation, Custom Software Engineering, Test and Measurement Automation

In the process of designing a comprehensive End of Line (EOL) tester for a rapidly approaching product launch, DMC was asked to quickly design a very basic lab tester for the same UUT (Unit Under Test). DMC was ready to implement...

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Quality Assurance Test Lab for Aerospace

Posted in Aerospace, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC's client runs tension and torsion tests for a series of parts that it manufactures. The company requires 100% inspection, which had formerly been conducted manually with significant operator involvement. The test stands...

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High-Speed Motion Control for Aerospace

Posted in Aerospace, Test and Measurement

DMC has worked closely with an Aerospace machine manufacturer to develop a high-speed control application for a highly coordinated process. Due to the nature of the process, an extremely complex and high-speed control strategy...

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Large Scale Distributed Data Collection Using NI LabVIEW

Posted in Test and Measurement

DMC developed a server based test system designed to work with several common DAQ devices such as multipurpose Yokogawa and Agilent Acquisition Devices, and Yokogawa Power Meters. The customer needed a single test system that could...

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Cognex and Siemens S7 Inspection System

Posted in Food and Beverage, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence

An existing packaging line had no inspection for glue quality. Bad glue lines were occurring every several days, resulting in machine downtime since an unnoticed issue would usually cause a jam. DMC utilized a Cognex Checker...

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Rockwell RSLogix 5000 Add-on Instruction Programming for Herma 400c Labeler

Posted in Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence

DMC created a fully functional Rockwell RSLogix 5000 add-on instruction suite for communicating with the Herma 400c labeling unit. The add-on instructions allowed for a modular communication method that controlled the labeler and...

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Pediatric Hospital Test Chamber with LabVIEW FPGA

Posted in Pharmaceutical & Medical, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC was approached by the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to develop the world’s only Thermoregulatory Chamber designed and built from the ground up specifically for children.  DMC worked...

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Phamaceutical Pill Vision Inspection System

Posted in Pharmaceutical & Medical, Test and Measurement Automation, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC developed an eight-camera vision system to integrate with a pharmaceutical pill manufacturing system. The vision system used National Instruments’ Embedded Vision System and Basler Ace cameras to inspect each pill in...

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Automotive Sensor Testing and Programming

Posted in Automotive, Test and Measurement, Custom Software Engineering, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Test and Measurement Automation, Custom Software Engineering, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC developed a new end-of-line test station for an automotive sensor manufacturing line. This system has shifted over the years from using a CAN Box system to using a system with TCP/IP communication. The new system tests and...

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Oven Temperature Monitoring with National Instruments Compact RIO and Microsoft SQL

Posted in Test and Measurement, Aerospace, Test and Measurement Automation, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC developed a temperature monitoring system designed to monitor and record approximately twenty industrial oven systems for the purpose of curing automotive sealant materials. Due to the nature of product development for these...

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DXF Import Application for 2D Wire Bending Machines

Posted in Product Development, Custom Software Engineering, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Custom Software Engineering, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence

DMC worked with AIM, Inc. to develop custom software for wire bending machines. AIM, Inc. developed the Smart Editor computer tool to simplify interfacing with the machinery. Their technology makes the transition from...

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Siemens SIMBA Profibus Simulation Engine

Posted in Test and Measurement, Custom Software Engineering, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Test and Measurement Automation, Custom Software Engineering, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Test and Measurement Automation

Using the Siemens SIMBA Profibus hardware interface, DMC created a software simulation engine for a client in order to support quick and efficient development of control software for high-tech materials manufacturing equipment....

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Document Control in Share Point 2013

Posted in Defense Contracting, Pharmaceutical & Medical, Consulting Services, Consulting Services

Essex Industries is a leading supplier to the Aerospace and Defense, First Response, Safety and Medical markets.  DMC’s Consulting Services team implemented a Document Control Management System for Essex Industries using...

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Low Power Consumption Product Design with the Texas Instruments MSP430

Posted in Embedded Systems, Product Development, Custom Software Engineering, Custom Software Engineering

DMC worked with Chicago Dial Indicator (CDI), a leader in precision measurement devices to redesign their flagship electronic dial indicator. The previous platform was centered on an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)...

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Pharmaceutical Vision Inspection with NI Vision

Posted in Pharmaceutical & Medical, Test and Measurement Automation, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC developed a vision system to inspect a proprietary pharmaceutical product and the text printed on its packaging.  Due to the sensitive nature of distributing pharmaceuticals, DMC's client needed to ensure that 100% of...

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