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How to Fix a PLC 5 Red Fault Light

So, you either had a system that was working and then a red light showed up, or you bought a used PLC and the fault light showed up. Here's how to fix the fault light.  If the "BATT" Light is Red You should replace the ...


6 Things You Should Know When Commissioning a SIMATIC S7-400 PLC

Your code compiles, hardware config is all set, but you can't get rid of the red lights on the 400H system. Check the following before pulling out your soldering iron and green LEDs.    1. Are the rack switches correct? If you ...


Is it an Automation Ad?

Every month, one of our DMC offices shares an update video with the rest of the company at our monthly meeting. These videos combine news, events, and fun. This month, the Boston office shared a video. Inspired by the "Tide Ad" Superbowl...


How to Change a Fanuc Robot's Default Speed on Cold Start

Short answer:  $SCR.$coldovrd Long answer: The robot's done. Testing went perfectly, operators know how to start, stop, and reset the system from the HMI without ever needing to touch the Teach Pendant. Then, someone powers off ...


Boston FedEx Day Produces Smart Bike Lights

It's not fair.  Your car shows brake lights when it brakes. Some cool cars turn their lights on when you approach your car at night. Some really cool cars change the intensity of brake lights when they brake hard.  My bike has a r...


Automatically Change Windows System Sounds

For those of you who are impatient, click here to download the completed executable, and see the results below. Have you ever said: “UGH, these Windows system sounds are so bland” And then wished you could change them to somethin...


Here's How One Team at DMC Used $500 to Make People's Day in NYC

DMC holds an All Day Company Meeting (ADCM) a few times a year for each office. These meetings are done offsite at a fun location. The day is usually split into two parts: a morning meeting where we discuss something business related, and an afternoo...


DMC Drone Day

Part of the fun of working at DMC is the activity fund budget we get to use for monthly fun events. One of our new favorite things to do is buy pizza and fly some of the drones (quadcopters) we have around the park outside our office.  Before...


Corporate Challenge 3.5 mile race

DMC joined 324 other Boston companies to run the Corporate Challenge 3.5 mile race on June 9th, 2016. The race sold-out with a total of 9,475 particpants. Although DMC made up just 6 of those participants, DMC was the only company that had ...


Boston YOE 2016: Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard

After DMC Boston's 20th Anniversary party, everyone took off to Cape Cod for the weekend for the Boston team's Yearly Office Event (YOE). The YOE is an opportunity for DMC employees to meet near one of DMC's locations for a trip planned b...


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