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MagneMotion Guide Part 8: Simulation

Previous Installments MagneMotion Guide Part 1: Creating Configuration Files MagneMotion Guide Part 2: Starting up and Commissioning a Track MagneMotion Guide Part 3: Controlling a System with a PLC MagneMotion Guide Part 4: Using Path an...


Using the Version Control Interface (VCI) in TIA Portal V16

Using a version control system is a great way to manage your company’s code and track changes over time; however, many PLC programming platforms do not work nicely with version control, since they tend to use binary files instead of human-reada...


Creating Faceplates in WinCC Unified

Faceplates are a useful tool for creating reusable features on an HMI. In this blog, I will show you how to create faceplates and add all of the functionality you may need in WinCC Unified. This demo was done in Windows 10 using TIA Portal V17. Th...


MagneMotion Guide Part 7: Traffic Lights

Previous Installments MagneMotion Guide Part 1: Creating Configuration Files MagneMotion Guide Part 2: Starting up and Commissioning a Track MagneMotion Guide Part 3: Controlling a System with a PLC MagneMotion Guide Part 4: Using Path an...


DMC Attended Rockwell's ROKLive 2022

In June, DMC attended Rockwell’s ROKLive 2022, a three-day conference in Orlando, Florida where attendees learned about Rockwell’s plans for the upcoming year and their new products. Our engineers got the chance to participate in some dem...


DMC Competes in the Build-a-Thon at ICC X

This September, DMC attended the tenth annual Inductive Community Conference (ICC) and was honored to be a finalist in the Build-a-Thon. The Build-a-Thon was a jam-packed two days of intense programming at the Inductive Automat...


Dynamically Creating Stations and Tags in Ignition

Some of the main benefits of using Ignition as a SCADA/HMI platform are its powerful scripting capabilities as well as its ability to allow users to create complex UDTs. By combining these features, users can almost instantaneously set up stations or...


How to Link Hardware / IO in Beckhoff TwinCAT 3

One of the most essential tasks on any PLC platform is linking software variables to physical hardware inputs and outputs. Without the ability to do this, our software would be meaningless code executing on a processor, unable to affect the...


What is PlantPAx?

On the surface, Rockwell’s PlantPAx may look like a basic library of AOI and graphic templates; however, there's much more to it than that. PlantPAx is a comprehensive approach to building a process control system. A successful...


Getting Started with WinCC Unified

WinCC Unified is Siemens newest visualization system, offering a flexible solution for a wide range of applications.  As a web-based platform, this means that WinCC Unified's runtime environment can be accessed via any web brows...


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