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How to Configure a SuperTrak System

How to Configure a SuperTrak System SuperTrak is a smart conveyance system that uses electromagnets to move pallets around a track with very fine precision. The nature of SuperTrak’s magnet-based controls offers several benefits over a more ...


Intro to CI/CD Pipelines

GitLab defines Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) as “an essential part of DevOps and any modern software development practice.” I prefer to describe it as one of the coolest and niftiest parts of application...


Tools for Debugger Logging on Embedded Devices

An essential part of the development process for embedded devices is debugger logging. With multiple threads running simultaneously on a resource-constrained microcontroller, it can be hard to know where to start debugging. Putting debugger breakp...


DMC Dogs in the Office

A wonderful aspect of working at DMC and going into the office is seeing a furry friend approach you, tail wagging. For as long as many DMC employees can remember, dogs have been allowed to come into the office. There are only two simple rules to ...


DMC Chicago's Night at the Museum

DMC's Chicago office recently gathered to celebrate the holidays at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  After a dinner of Spanish Tapas & Mexican Street food, guests were free to peruse the galleries of the MCA's current exhibits:&nb...


MagneMotion Guide Part 9: Traffic Jam Prevention

Previous Installments MagneMotion Guide Part 1: Creating Configuration Files MagneMotion Guide Part 2: Starting up and Commissioning a Track MagneMotion Guide Part 3: Controlling a System with a PLC MagneMotion Guide Part 4: Using Path an...


DMC Quote Board - February 2024

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the best engineering jokes and employee one-liners of the moment.  Learn more about DMC's company culture and check out our open positions!


Fun at DMC - Volume 20

Check out all the fun DMCers have had over the past month!  Chicago  The Chicago office went skiing at Alpine Valley!  DMC Chicago also gathered to celebrate the holidays at the Museum of Contemporary Art. ...


Converting PLC-5 to ControlLogix with RSLogix Project Migrator - Part One

Upgrading legacy systems is a nerve-wracking experience. Will the hardware swap go smoothly? Will wiring errors be introduced during the swap? Just how many errors will the programmer make when converting hundreds (or thousands) of rungs of logic? An...


An Introduction to Node-Red: Processing and Sending PLC Data to the Cloud

In this blog, I'd like to introduce a prominent software in the realm of Industrial IoT applications: Node-Red. In a sentence, Node-Red is a graphical development tool that is quickly becoming the industry standard for IIoT applications. It's...


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