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OEM Option Handling in Siemens S120, S150, G120 Drives

Like other automation devices, Siemens drives can also support different configurations or options within the same on-board memory. A few examples where this capability is useful are: Communication, Control options (Ethernet IP, Onboard IO, PN,...


DMC Joins Siemens’ MindSphere Partner Program as a Gold Partner

Partnership enables DMC to deliver new MindSphere Industrial IoT applications DMC is proud to announce that we have joined the MindSphere Partner Program, Siemens’ partner program for Industrial IoT solution and technology providers. &ldq...


Tips for Siemens Control Panel Design

DMC has commissioned hundreds of control panels with Siemens hardware. When we design the panels, we can help guide hardware selection and ensure that each component is wired properly, especially to take advantage of key Siemens controls features. Ho...


Fast Automation Facts Video Series

As part of a recent company FedEx Day focusing on company improvements, members of DMC's Boston and New York offices collaborated on an instructive video series.  Frank, Christina, and Brian created short how-to videos for simple aut...


Using SIMATIC Automation Tool to Download a Project without TIA Portal

If you have a trusted integrator make program changes remotely, you don't necessarily need to have the full TIA Portal software suite to download the changes to your machine. SIMATIC Automation Tool can give users a method of downloading PLC, HMI...


How to Set Up Siemens Sinema Remote Connect

Siemens introduced Sinema Remote Connect to allow secure connectivity between systems and devices that may not be installed on the same physical network. There are a variety of uses for SRC, but one common application is remote operator access to a n...


Remote Support for Industrial Automation

Novel Coronavirus (a.k.a. COVID-19) is presenting challenges across the economy, and the factory floor is no exception. With travel bans, team members working remotely, and limited access to outside support personnel, individuals that rely on Industr...


Advantages of Siemens Multiuser Commissioning Mode

In this blog, we will discuss the numerous advantages of using Siemens Multiuser Commissioning Mode. Siemens Multiuser is a powerful tool allowing for multiple engineers to edit a single program in tandem. Check out my blog on Siemens Multiuser Tips ...


Communicating Between a Siemens PLC and LabVIEW Using Modbus TCP

Have you ever needed to integrate LabVIEW into a Siemens PLC project or vice versa? PLCs offer features such as reliability and safety, whereas LabVIEW has plug and play libraries for a variety of hardware. The list of different benefits these two...


Finite and (Almost-) Infinite State Machines

What is a state machine, and why should I use one? State machines are a way of organizing code into situations, or states, and transitions so that the code easier to follow and read. A state represents what the code and/or physical machine is current...


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