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Custom Data Logging from a Siemens PLC to Microsoft SQL Using VBScript

DMC worked on a project where we wanted to log data to a local Microsoft SQL server to be able to save and display it using Microsoft Report Designer. However, the standard format of Siemens’ data log did not match up with the schema ...


Automation with an Arduino, PLC, or Custom Embedded Controls?

Automation and control come in a lot of different varieties and flavors. On the surface, Arduinos, PLCs, and embedded controls all appear to do the same function. So how do you determine which is best for your application? In this post, I’ll...


Creating Multiple Pivot Charts from One Table of Data in Excel

Have you ever wanted to create multiple PivotCharts in Excel showing different data from one table? I know I have, plenty of times! This step-by-step tutorial will show you a quick and easy way to create PivotCharts that all refresh, update a...


DMC at AWC Best Fest in San Antonio

DMC is excited to exhibit at AWC Best Fest on February 21, 2019. This event will take place at Top Golf in San Antonio, Texas. DMC is proud to help sponsor this event. AWC's Best Fest will include four different tech seminars, a tech...


Tips for a Successful Synchronous Serial Communication Driver using Siemens SCL

Modern industrial communication is often performed over Ethernet protocols, especially within the Siemens product ecosystem. However, some external devices (especially non-Siemens devices) communicate using serial protocols. Luckily, Siemens provides...


Mayhem is Loose at DMC St. Louis

Every month, all DMC offices meet via video conferencing to share information and catch up together. The most anticipated part of the meeting is the office update video. Each DMC office takes a turn updating the rest of the company on their new proje...


Setting Up a New Allen-Bradley PLC and HMI: Tips and Tricks

In this blog, I’ll walk you through the basic commissioning steps to get a brand-new Allen-Bradley PLC and HMI up and running. All the information covered here is also available in Rockwell’s help documentation, but I tried to distill out...


Chicago WIT Chapter To Host Panel Discussion of Women in Technology

One of DMC's resident SharePoint and Dynamics 365 experts, Anjali Bharadwa, is also co-chair of the Chicago chapter of WIT or Women in Technology. Anjali will be hosting a WIT panel discussion on February 19th, 2019 from 4-6 PM. ...


DMC Holiday Parties: Celebrating Our Biggest Year Yet

Every January, the team in each of our offices gathers to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year with a holiday party. All year, team members look forward to getting dressed up, reflecting on all their hard work together, and spendin...


DMC Quote Board - February 2019

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the best engineering jokes and employee one-liners of the moment.


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