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3D Void Detection System

I recently developed a 3D void detection prototype system for the packaging industry. The system will measure the empty volume inside of a box filled with contents. Once this volume is known, a subsequent system can optimize the number of packing ...


VNC on Siemens WinCC Flex HMI with WinCE

A version of VNC Server is available which works on Siemens MP277 and other Siemens displays that are WinCE 5.0 or higher. The open source project can be found here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/efonvnc/ Steps 1. The MP277 uses the ARM ...


Employee Spotlight: Darren Jones

Darren Jones, Project Manager Do you have any engineering hobbies? I am into motorcycling so I like to tinker with bikes.  I currently have three motorcycles, one for the street, one I completely restored several years ago,  and one d...


Geek Challenge Results: Mind Swapping

Four people correctly answered last month’s Geek Challenge:  Shanti Ahluwalia, Sanjay Sheth, Brian Page, and DMC’s own John Sullivan. The September DMC Geek Challenge was based on a recent episode of Futurama where a mind-switchin...


Save Time, Money, and Frustration with SharePoint 2010 Search

If your organization is like most, documents you spend hours creating will "die" on your network drive after only a short period of time - never to be heard from again. When you've finished using the document for its immediate purpose, ...


A Whirlyball Welcome

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010 DMC decided to welcome our newest member, Jason Mayes, with a Whirlyball outing.  This being my first Whirly experience, I was unsure of what to expect; and varying descriptions of ‘‘basketball meets jai ...


DMC Joins LabVIEW User Group Chicago

Last month I attended the inaugural meeting of the Chicago LabVIEW User Group.  A group of about thirty fellow LabVIEW users gathered in Schaumburg for the first event. Traditionally, User Groups hearken back to the early tech days of subsets...


DMC Hosts Webinar Comparing Competing Controller Platforms

Last month DMC’s Nick Shea presented a webinar in conjunction with Siemens Industry, Inc.  The topic, An Unbiased Comparison of the Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 and AB (Allen-Bradley) MicroLogix, drew an audience of over 400 registrants. Nic...


DMC exhibiting at the National Instruments Technical Symposium

DMC will join leading companies to host the National Instruments Technical Symposium that builds on the success of NIWeek, the worldwide virtual instrumentation conference and exhibition held annually in Austin, Texas, where the company is headquarte...


Battery Management System (BMS) Testing Strategies

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are bringing new test and validation challenges to the automotive industry as we rapidly continue the long-awaited cross-over from internal combustion engines to fully elect...


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