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Using an Siemens S7-1500 PLC as a Modbus TCP Client

Do you need to access data from a Modbus TCP Server on your S7-1500 PLC? If so, then do not fret, I will walk through setting up your PLC as a Modbus TCP Client to do just that. If you are trying to make data available from your PLC to a Modbus TC...


DMC Partners with MxD

DMC is now a proud member of Manufacturing x Digital or MxD. Located in Chicago, MxD has a 22,000-square-foot research factory that is used to test and demonstrate new technology, train the workforce on new systems and tools, and demonstrate the need...


Simple Motion Control With an S7-1200 PLC and a Pulse Train Output (PTO)

Some people might be very comfortable with setting up basic digital and analog IO on a PLC but then are a little hesitant about motion control. Often, setting up motion can require drive commissioning, proper topology connections, and a lot of other ...


Importing and Customizing a Library with Application Code Manager

Rockwell Automation's Application Code Manager enables users to customize and import libraries into new or existing projects. Based on how you create the library, several different options will be available when importing that help stru...


Siemens WinCC OA Open Library

The Siemens WinCC OA Open Library Version 1.0 is now live, and the website is up to date with the latest version and release notes. History WinCC OA is provided to users as a clean sheet. It has incredibly powerful ways of creating reusable and...


Rockwell Library Designer: Creating, Customizing, and Publishing a Library

Rockwell's Library Designer allows the creation of libraries that can contain tasks, programs, routines, AOIs, tags, hardware, and everything else a typical project would include. These libraries can be customized to allow an end-user to select t...


Adding Siemens MindSphere Tracking to the DMC DrinkBot

One day every year, DMC comes together to work on various internal projects in an event we call FedEx Day. In previous years, one of our favorite projects creating our company’s robotic bartender lovingly called DrinkBot! For FedEx ...


Discover the Future of Industrial Automation at TechToberFest

Come connect with DMC as we present at Applied Controls' 2019 TechToberFest open house on Thursday, October 3rd.  Visit TechToberFest to see exhibits, lots of seminars, and activities showing the latest trends in industrial auto...


Using XML Templates in TIA Openness

In my previous post, we looked at how Openness formats the XML files that it uses to create objects in TIA Portal. After reviewing some examples, we concluded that creating code in XML can be very complicated and that it is best to use existing block...


Getting Started with WinCC OA: Part 7 - Interacting with Datapoints via Scripting

Welcome back to “Getting Started with WinCC OA”! If you aren’t familiar with the series’ previous topics, it’s recommended that you read the respective installments before proceeding: Part 1: Creating and Opening a...


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