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Integrating a Third-Party Encoder as Feedback for Position Control of a Siemens G120C VFD

Closed-loop position control in TIA Portal is typically achieved using tech objects. While tech objects are a great way to quickly configure and commission servo axes, they require hardware that is Profinet or Profibus compatible and capable of commu...


Resolving “Connection Refused SSL” Error in Ignition

I recently restored a backup of an Ignition project onto my computer to make changes locally. I was able to open the gateway without issue but ran into problems when I tried to launch the Vision Designer.  No matter what I tried, I could not ...


Return of the YOE: DMSki 2022

DMC’s time-honored tradition of Yearly Office Events (or YOE’s, pronounced in a variety of ways throughout DMC) took a pause last year due to some unprecedented times. The squad was disappointed, but we found ways to get together virtuall...


Visualizing Cam Profiles for Siemens Comfort Panels

My team and I were tasked with creating a chart to visualize cam profile data for a recent project. The project involved making updates to a Siemens Comfort Panel HMI program, including four cammed axes. Our client wanted the ability to adjust a...


DMC Quote Board - March 2022

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 contact us for y...


DMC Earns Microsoft’s Gold Application Integration Competency

DMC is proud to announce the achievement of its seventh Microsoft Gold certified competency for Application Integration. Microsoft awarded this Gold competency in recognition of DMC’s expertise in advanced integration and configuration tasks...


MagneMotion Guide Part 6: Track Recovery Considerations

Previous Installments MagneMotion Guide Part 1: Creating Configuration Files MagneMotion Guide Part 2: Starting up and Commissioning a Track MagneMotion Guide Part 3: Controlling a System with a PLC MagneMotion Guide Part 4: Using Path an...


Tour de Houston 2: Welcome Party + Activity Fund

At DMC, one of our favorite ways to enact our core value, ‘Have Fun’, is by hosting a ‘Welcome Party’ for each new team member. Welcome parties give new members of DMC the opportunity to get to know their c...


TwinCAT Project Variants

Introducing TwinCAT Project Variants! Variants are available from build 4024 onward and allow you to modify hardware configuration and even run different code based on different versions of the same project. You can quickly toggle between these versi...


Security Considerations for Remote Access

Remote access has long been a great way to allow timely and cost-effective maintenance of systems. Often, a problem can be fixed in an hour of remote diagnostics versus a day of travel and an hour on-site. On one occasion, I actually hooked a 56...


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