Bread Factory Automation Using Beckhoff TwinCAT 3

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

DMC worked with an established bread company to commission a modernized, automated bread making system. The client had all OEM machines and controls equipment installed and ready for production but still required programming support...

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EV/HEV Battery Pack Environmental Exerciser/Monitor System

Posted in Automotive, Energy and Utilities, Test and Measurement, Green Technology, Test and Measurement Automation, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC designed, built, and programmed a set of automated test stands for charging and discharging electric vehicle battery packs. The test stands also monitor the performance of these battery packs while exposed to harsh environmental...

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Automotive Smart Sensor Testing in LabVIEW

Posted in Automotive, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC was approached by a large automotive corporation to aid in development of their NOx sensor test stand. The client’s staff developed the initial instrument drivers internally, but DMC was able to build a more formal architecture...

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Turnkey Solution for Food and Beverage Product Testing

Posted in Food and Beverage, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC designed and developed a custom test station and software for a beverage carbonator line to check for pressure leaks. The client needed a pressure decay test for a sub-assembly valve manifold in a restaurant-grade consumer...

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Structural Connector Loading System

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

DMC modernized the client’s existing test & measurement software to allow for additional lifespan, flexibility, and improved datalogging. This also included a complete interface remodel, giving the software a clean, professional,...

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B&R Automation Tax Stamp Application

Posted in Printing, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence

DMC's customer designs and manufactures machines that apply thermal transfer wax stamps to taxed products. In production, the machine opens, applies as many as 30 stamps, closes, and seals up to 90 products per minute. DMC...

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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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LabVIEW Consulting and Training for Internal Development Team

Posted in Automotive, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC often provides consulting and training services to clients with internal development teams looking to enhance their design architecture. In this particular case, DMC was approached by an internal software team at a large automotive...

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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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