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Improved Straight Edge Fitting in LabVIEW Vision Applications

When writing a vision application, it’s easy to imagine noise within an image as a sinister character hiding in the shadows and fingering the end of a grease-slick mustache. "That’s a nice straight line you have there," his voic...


Source Code Protection in Studio 5000 Logix Designer

While working with a customer on a recent RSLogix 5000 project (now called Studio 5000), there was a need to protect some proprietary source code. In this particular case, DMC had developed a custom Add-On Instruction (AOI) to be used within the proj...


VBScript Strings and Siemens HMI Smart Tags:  'Play nice, you two!'

String concatenation. If a programming language supports strings, it's going to support concatenating them. The means of doing so are usually straightforward and often times involve a simple library call or even a one character operator such a...


WinCC Professional Popups

For a recent project using WinCC Professional V12, I needed to have a pop up window that could change based on the screen window that the operator clicks (motor, VFD, valve, etc.). The popup also needed to have its location change based on where the ...


Keyence Debuts XR Laser Series

Keyence has debuted their newest 3D vision system, the XR series. While this product is not yet available in America, DMC had the opportunity to preview the system in November. The most impressive features of the device were its depth resol...


Cognex Launches DS1100 for 3D Vision

Cognex has released the DS1100, their latest product entry into 3D vision space. The system is a structured light 3D scanner with a single laser line light source and single receiver. It’s a line scan technology so either the target must be ...


Using LJ-V Keyence Lasers in LabVIEW

Using the LJV-7000 laser head is a no-brainer for any high speed imaging measurement system. This blog will discuss how to use LabVIEW to gain full control of the many useful settings and sampling speeds (up to 64 kHz) that the laser head boasts. ...


DMC's Certified Vision Professionals

In January, Ken Brey and I passed the AIA’s “Certified Vision Professional – Advanced” exam. Passing the exam proved that we have a high level of knowledge about developing and integrating machine vision systems, and adde...


VB Script to Save an SSRS Report as a PDF

Reporting is almost a universal requirement for new projects coming into DMC these days. As part of an HMI we developed for a customer we also installed SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) on a Siemens PLC. This is used to generate reports for produ...


DMC Joins ICONICS System Integrator Partner Program

DMC is proud to have joined the ICONICS System Integrator Partner (SIP) program. The System Integrator Partner designation identifies DMC's proficiency with ICONICS products, and proven ability to develop ICONICS solutions, and efficient deployme...


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