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Getting Started With PackML
David Sestrich

Getting Started With PackML

PackML, or Packaging Machine Language is a programming standard defined by the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) as defined by the International Society of Automation's Technical Report 88. It is meant to be a convenient project template that can be used in discrete manufacturing of many products, from bottled drinks to wrapped candy. I thought it would be helpful to assemble this guide of PackML basics for anyone who is getting started with this standard. PackML h...

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High-Speed Vision Inspection Presentation at NIWeek 2014
Eric West

High-Speed Vision Inspection Presentation at NIWeek 2014

This year at National Instrument's annual conference, NIWeek, DMC was invited to present on "Real-world Techniques in High-Speed Vision Inspection." DMC is an NI Silver Alliance member with a specialization in vision. Ken Brey and I are Certified Vision Professionals and were excited for the chance to share some of the knowledge and experience we have gained through various vision inspection projects. We worked together with Dan McCarty, Sr. Software Manager at W.H. Leary Co. to cr...

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DMC Presents at the Siemens Bier Tek Conference
Kevin Ferrigno

DMC Presents at the Siemens Bier Tek Conference

I recently presented at the inaugural Siemens Bier Tek conference in San Diego. Bier Tek was designed to help micro-brewers and craft brewers learn about how to take advantage of technology to improve their brewing operations. DMC partnered with Siemens MES to showcase the Simatic IT Line Monitoring System (LMS) software package. Simatic IT LMS is an ideal platform to help even small brewers improve performance in the filling and packaging areas of their breweries.  The LMS presentati...

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3D Void Detection System
Cesar Pena

3D Void Detection System

I recently developed a 3D void detection prototype system for the packaging industry. The system will measure the empty volume inside of a box filled with contents. Once this volume is known, a subsequent system can optimize the number of packing peanuts required to fill up the box. By using this system, the filling of boxes with packing peanuts can be automated. The Hardware and Software used to measure the empty volume are: 3D camera from IFM Electronic (part number PMD O3D201...

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