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Cooking Up New Ideas (and BBQ) at DMC's FedEx Day

DMC recently held another one of our favorite company-wide traditions... FedEx Day! On FedEx Day, everyone in the company takes a break from their day-to-day tasks and works on a project that they think will improve DMC. It's a great opportunity ...


DMC Houston Office Expansion Is Underway

After first expanding to Houston in August 2015, DMC settled into a cozy office space on Richmond Ave. in the Upper Kirby district. Since then, we've had more engineers (and an extra-large dog) join in the fun at DMC Houston. We needed ...


Optional Hardware Configuration Control in TIA Portal

Ever wish you could create a project with optional hardware modules? Or add hardware in the field with any programming? Configuration Control within TIA Portal allows you to configure hardware modules and even I/O network objects to be optional so th...


Automatic HMI Connection Fail-over in TIA Portal with the S7-400H

For anyone who has spent much time working with the SIMATIC S7-400H, it becomes quickly apparent that the devil is often in the details. You find that there are many small settings and 'tricks' that you uncover while setting up redundancy, re...


FedEx Day Fosters Continuous Innovation

DMC recently held our 7th FedEx Day across all offices. On FedEx Day, everyone in the company works on a project that interests them and that they think will improve DMC. It’s one of our favorite company traditions! It's called a FedEx D...


DMC Houston Releases "SCADA Boi" Music Video

One of our favorite DMC traditions is the monthly all-company meeting. All DMC offices meet via video conferencing to share updates. At the end of the meeting, one office will take a turn sharing recent projects and events as well as an office update...


Houston's Fall Fun Indoors

Avoiding the oppressive Texas heat of August and September, the DMC Houston team has found their fun in the air-conditioned paradises of the great indoors. Here's what we've been up to lately.   Trivia One of these such paradise...


Customizing HMI Alarm Text in TIA Portal

Recently, I found the need to create customizable text for some alarms in a TIA Portal project. In this particular case, I needed to include the name of the operator that was monitoring the machine for traceability, as well as some specific mach...


Campus Career Fair Tour 2016

School is almost back in session, which means it's time for campus career fairs! With five offices, repeat workplace awards, and plenty of great SWAG to give away, you won't want to miss DMC on your campus. DMC is recruiting on-c...


DMC Houston Gone Fishin'

Since opening its doors last year, DMC Houston has been on a mission to partake in all things Texas. This mission has taken us to the Rodeoshooting shotguns, floating on the Guadalupe River, and eating Texas-sized chicken fried steak. With our June A...


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