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Fun at DMC - Volume 22

Check out all the fun DMCers have had over the past month! Boston The Boston office had a board game night! Boston also hosted DMSkeast 2024! Chicago Chicago DMCers went to Puttery! Dallas Dallas D...


Guide to Beckhoff Safety PLC Communication over EtherCAT Network (FSoE Over EAP)

Communication between Safety PLCs is a useful tool for complicated projects involving multiple Safety PLCs: such as projects requiring Estops to cut power to multiple machines. This guide will explain how to set up safety communication for Be...


Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Across DMC!

Don't look up! It's a Total Solar Eclipse! Several DMC offices took a break from the workday to participate in viewing the Total Solar Eclipse of 2024. Chicago  Chicago DMCers went up on the rooftop deck to get a clear view of...


DMC Quote Board - April 2024

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the best engineering jokes and employee one-liners of the moment.  Learn more about DMC's company culture and check out our open positions! 


Code Review Procedures

In my previous blog Code Review Best Practices, we looked at DMC's general code review practices. These are important ideas to keep in mind, but even in doing so, code review can be a daunting task. DMC reviewers use the following ...


Hitting the Slopes at DMSkeast 2024

Another year, another ski trip! It’s no secret DMCers are big on skiing and, by extension, ski trips! DMC hosts yearly ski trips for DMCers to let loose and hit the slopes! This year, one of the annual ski trips was DMSkeast. Originally exclusi...


Code Review Best Practices

Reviewing code is a key part of DMC's development process. It gives us a key quality check before we integrate code updates, allowing us to catch many errors and ensure we're creating maintainable code. In doing so, it also acts as a mec...


How to Configure a Secondary CDS for a Siemens S120

DMC recently upgraded a system of pressure-control valves from pulse-width modulated hydraulic control to Siemens S120 drive control – making valve movement and resultant system behavior smoother and more quickly reactive. A Siemens 1500 PLC co...


Setting Up Basic User Profiles and Login for WinCC Unified Runtime

In today's digital era, ensuring the security of your industrial automation systems is crucial. User login systems play a vital security role by controlling who can access sensitive data and manage processes. Siemens TIA Portal V18 and Wi...


How to Zoom in ANY LabVIEW Version

For those of us not fortunate enough to edit code in LabVIEW 2023 Q3 +, where zooming in and out of block diagrams is finally natively supported, we have to get clever.  Below are a few unconventional tips on how to zoom in LabVIEW ...


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