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Using NI Certified LabVIEW Developers? Why not?

I'm not sure if anyone else remembers taking typing tests. I know I do, and not fondly either. While no fun to take, they serve a valuable purpose to a would-be employer. If you are going to pay someone to complete tasks that involve entering tex...


Line Laser Thickness and 3D Inspection

I recently implemented a project where we were using a SICK Ranger camera to measure a part. This camera works by measuring the position of light from a line generating laser on its 2D field of view and translating that to a height position. This wor...


Celebrate Earth Day by adding a Power Meter

DMC is working with Panasonic to provide power consumption feedback for industrial machinery. If a piece of equipment is going to consume thousands of dollars of electricity each year, isn't it worth keeping tabs on it? Panasonic's line of...


Employee Spotlight: Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson, Project Engineer You were a TA in graduate school.  What was the experience of teaching classes like, and what lessons have you carried into your career? A class about PLCs (programmable logic controller) was my favorite as ...


RT-301: Capabilities of Distributed LabVIEW Real-Time

Eric Nielsen’s Real Time blog did a good job of hitting the major strengths and benefits of any system based on a controller running a Real-time operating system. Here I’ll get into a little more depth, specifically for the capabilities t...


It's Easy Being Green

Kermit the Frog once sang, “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” Sorry Kermit, we at DMC disagree - it's actually pretty easy. We know “going green” is trendy right now, but it’s something DMC has focused on for awhile....


Selecting the Right Machine Vision Software and Platform

One of our many areas of expertise at DMC is developing and integrating machine vision systems. Our focus is on offering the most effective solution for the application; we are hardware/vendor independent and are not tied to any platform. When select...


Taming Clock Drift With NI-Sync

Some data acquisition applications using LabVIEW require an ultimately stable clock reference. In these cases there are a number of options, such as GPS, for generating a clock reference that is more accurate than your DAQ board can attain on its own...


LabVIEW Formula Nodes - Faster Or Not?

National Instruments LabVIEW is one of our core development languages here at DMC. With four architects on staff, we often ask ourselves questions about the way LabVIEW behaves that most other people don't need to worry about. While performanc...


Video Blog: Automating a SharePoint Dashboard is Essential

Instead of writing a traditional web blog, I decided to break from tradition a bit and author a video blog instead this time! Nearly all SharePoint projects I work on include a SharePoint Dashboard component that automates the aggregation of Key P...


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