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DMC Boston goes Ice Skating

As winter came, DMC Boston's office couldn't wait any longer to hit below freezing temperatures, so the office decided to go ice skating together. The skating activity was favored by just one more vote over the other option, which was a cozy ...


DMC To Lead "Dashboard in a Day" in St. Louis

After leading a Power BI "Dashboard in a Day" Chicago workshop in November and an upcoming Chicago workshop in February, Microsoft has invited DMC to lead a third workshop in St. Louis. On March 27, 2019, Senior Consu...


Introducing the #DMCSWAG Challenge

Here at DMC, we love sporting fun and useful stuff stamped with the company logo. From our DMC Athletics hoodies to our dancing robot, we have a blast designing new items and sharing them with team members, clients, partners, and friends.  ...


How To Disassemble and Fix a Fried S7-1200 PLC

Don’t you hate it when your coworker inadvertently wires up a 24V PLC to wall power and lets out the magic smoke? Just such a mishap happened in our lab a while back and the broken PLC was sitting around in the junk bin for a while. Figuri...


Employee Spotlight: Heather Talbert

Meet HR Coordinator Heather Talbert! Heather is based in the DMC Chicago office as a member of the Internal Operations team. She helps recruit top talent for DMC and implement internal improvement initiatives, like DMC Cares. ...


Simultaneously Flash 8 ECUs with LabVIEW and Vector

Flashing an ECU can be a time-intensive process, so it’s no wonder that automotive OEMs are looking for ways to speed up production. Luckily, Vector has released a set of C/C# API commands called vFlashStation. This library has the capabilit...


Using Digital Inputs and Command Data Set 1 to Control a Siemens G120 CU240

I was recently on site with a client to commission a Siemens G120 VFD. This particular VFD was being used to drive a blower motor and inflate an airbag. The client required hard-wired manual control of the motor, in addition to controlling it from th...


DMC Writes a Custom MQTT Driver for Siemens PLCs

DMC has found that more of our customers need their PLCs in remote locations to be able to not only report data to a central server but also be capable of accepting commands from the central server. If this sounds a lot like the Internet of T...


Importing CSV Recipe Files into Siemens HMI and Iteratively Downloading Multiple Data Records from HMI into PLC

Similar parts in production can be processed with small changes by a machine using part data to define variables for each part or set of parts. For example, a machine may need to produce 30 widgets at 90º angle, 20 mm length then ...


Siemens PLC to Sick IO-Link Sensor Through Beckhoff Coupler

Working at a client site alongside Andrew Neill, we came across an unusual integration scenario. The machine we were providing commissioning support for was equipped with a Siemens 1518 safety controller and had numerous Siemens and Beckhoff com...


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