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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 ...


Duck, Duck, DAQmx: NIDays Chicago 2015 Recap

DMC exhibited at NIDays Chicago last week for the third consecutive year. The one-day, multi-track conference explores the latest technologies for measurement, embedded, and test systems. We gathered at Navy Pier on a beautiful fall day,...


Comparing Ethernet and USB cDAQs for Control Applications

DMC recently completed a project that involved controlling an applied load using a hydraulic cylinder. Ramping the load at a controlled rate required a fast control loop with analog feedback from a load cell. The speed of the hydraulic cylinder was d...


DMC Comic: I.T. Power

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 &#...


Houston Office Update

Howdy, partners! We are very excited to announce that DMC Houston is officially up-and-running! In addition to opening an NYC location, DMC expanded to the Lone Star state this year to better serve our clients across the United States and throughout ...


DMC Quote Board - October 2015

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


1-Up with DMC Denver

The Denver office finally tried out the 1-Up Arcade Bar in downtown Denver. I say finally because 1-Up is located exactly 354 feet from the entrance of our building (according to Google Maps). Despite the fact that DMC Denver officially opened i...


Using a Script to "Multiplex" Boolean Tags in Siemens Portal

After spending some time working with multiplexed tags in Siemens Portal, I found that I was unable to set boolean values through a multiplexed tag. Instead of using a multiplexed tag, a simple script can help achieve the same function. The function ...


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