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Read the Serial Number or MAC Address of your Siemens PLC

A recent DMC project for an OEM machine builder involved automatically generating log files for each machine. The twist? Each log file needed to be unique and easily traceable to the machine that generated it. This can be achieved using the PLC seria...


UDP Communication on Beckhoff’s TwinCAT 3

Have you ever received a tweet from a machine on the factory floor? These days, modern PLCs interact with the typical PC and Information Technology world (Ethernet, SMTP/emails, SMS/text messaging, cloud technologies), but there often are caveats....


DMC Comic: Unhandled Halloween Costume Exception

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. Post your ideas of where our engineers should go or what they should do next month in the &#...


DMC Welcome Party at Adler After Dark

For my welcome party to DMC, we went to the Halloween edition of Adler After Dark at the Adler Planetarium. We hung out at the office for pizza, beer, and general hanging out before heading over to the museum. I had never been to the Planetarium b...


DMC Denver Takes On Clear Creek Canyon

Whether we're on hiking trails, snowshoeing through giant drifts of powder, or racing down mountain slopes on skis, having an active lifestyle at the Denver office is easy. Since DMC opened up the Denver office a little over a year ago, we've...


Windows 10 Special Event with IAMCP and DMC

DMC recently hosted a special IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) event at our Chicago office where we hosted approximately 40 Microsoft Partners. The keynote was presented by Microsoft Windows 10 executives...


DMC Quote Board - November 2015

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


Data Logging with Siemens S7-1200 PLCs

The creation and maintenance of data records for machines is a very important part of keeping machines running efficiently. For example, tracking downtime and uptime is crucial to provide proper maintenance on the machine, while logging stoppages and...


Hello Fall! Happy Hour at DMC

To welcome fall this year, DMC Chicago held a pie-and-cider party that was a great success. There were babies! And dogs! And cats! And most importantly, a wide variety of pies. We ordered in pizza, and enjoyed apple and pumpkin pies homemade by ap...


IAMCP Features Interview with DMC's Rick Rietz

DMC is a proud member of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) whose mission is to connect Microsoft partners and leverage their joint strengths in delivering world class client solutions while enhancing their ties ...


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