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Customizing HMI Alarm Text in TIA Portal

Recently, I found the need to create customizable text for some alarms in a TIA Portal project. In this particular case, I needed to include the name of the operator that was monitoring the machine for traceability, as well as some specific mach...


DMC Comic: Quadcopter Encounter

Engineers are known for being serious about their work, but we leave plenty of room for laughs. At DMC, we have a fondness for humor of the geeky variety. This month, humor takes flight when the office gets a quadcopter.


NIWeek 2016 Highlights

Last week, DMC returned to Austin for National Instruments' NIWeek. The annual conference hosted by NI that brings together NI, Alliance Partners (DMC and similar companies), and NI clients to share info on popular topics and technical detai...


Quote Board - August 2016

Visitors to DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board," documenting the most infamous utterances of the moment.  


Campus Career Fair Tour 2016

School is almost back in session, which means it's time for campus career fairs! With five offices, repeat workplace awards, and plenty of great SWAG to give away, you won't want to miss DMC on your campus. DMC is recruiting on-c...


DMC Receives National Instruments Outstanding Technical Resources Award

DMC was honored to receive the Outstanding Technical Resources Award at Alliance Day on August 1, 2016. This award honors the NI Alliance Partner company that exhibits the highest level of excellence, regional leadership, and commitment to ...


Pokémon Trainers of DMC

In case you've miraculously managed to avoid all of the frenzy surrounding this phenomenon, the Pokémon Go game hit App and Play stores around the world last month. Many of us at DMC are now living a double life as engineers and programmers by...


Rockwell FactoryTalk Studio Basics: Global Objects and Tag Substitution

Global Objects in Rockwell Automation / Allen-Bradley's FactoryTalk HMI development environment are useful to bring modularization and efficient repeatability of common elements in your project. This basic feature has been around for a long time,...


Coffee, Internet Buttons and Slack

In a recent blog I detailed how I designed a case for a button that people can press to notify the office via Slack that a fresh pot of coffee has been brewed. Now for the fun part, the programming. This project uses the Particle Ph...


Brimfield Antique Show Scavenger Hunt

At DMC, we enjoy spending time together outside of the workplace. Each office has a monthly Activity Fund budget that they can use for an employee-chosen event. Not only do we have fun, we get to know each other better, which in turn makes us a stron...


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