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Recipe Management and Execution with a Unitronics Samba PLC/HMI for Dual Kettle Brewing System

Posted in Food and Beverage, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PLC Programming, Specialty Machinery

DMC created a Samba PLC/HMI program to create, edit, and perform brewing recipes for a Colorado-based manufacturer of small scale brewing equipment.

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Existing Plant Upgrade to Beckhoff TwinCAT 3 Using Standardized Reusable Code

Posted in Beckhoff and TwinCAT 3 Programming, Civil Infrastructure, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Motion Control Engineering and Servo Systems, PLC Programming, Specialty Machinery

DMC worked with an established metal working company to modernize an existing automated custom metal-forming plant. DMC programmed new TwinCAT 3 PLCs with consistent code structure following best practices, which allows for easy feature additions to the system.

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B&R High Speed Label Application

Posted in B&R Automation Studio Programming, Consumer Goods, Custom Software and Hardware Development, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PLC Programming, Specialty Machinery

DMC programmed a machine that would apply labels to products at a rate of 80 products per minute. Our role was to design the controls configuration, design the HMI, and program the automation logic to apply labels reliably at the target speed. The project was accomplished using B&R controls with implementation of their new mapp technology for automation.

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Project Availability Management with SharePoint

Posted in Employee Availability Management, Employee Time Entry and Tracking, Microsoft Consulting Services, SharePoint, Specialty Machinery

DMC worked with a multinational manufacturer of construction equipment, to streamline their project management using SharePoint synchronization.

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Integrating Kollmorgen AKD Drives with an Allen-Bradley PLC

Posted in Allen Bradley PLC Programming, Food and Beverage, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PLC Programming, Rockwell FactoryTalk, Specialty Machinery

DMC was hired by a machine builder who specializes in the frozen food industry to integrate six Kollmorgen AKD drives and servos with an existing PLC program. The Kollmorgen drives were chosen as a replacement for Allen-Bradley Ultra 3000 drives, which were no longer in production. The end result was an updated, robust program that can be easily modified for use on similar machines with any number of axes.

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Allen-Bradley to Mitsubishi Motion Control Conversion

Posted in Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Mitsubishi PLC and Automation Services, Specialty Machinery

DMC programmed a high precision six-axis honing machine for a Mitsubishi Q series PLC and QD77MS motion controller. The program was converted from an existing machine that used an Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC and Kinetix 6500 drives.

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Red Lion HMI Web Server to Read/Write PLC Tags

Posted in HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Mitsubishi PLC and Automation Services, PLC Programming, Specialty Machinery

DMC retrofitted a client’s existing PLC production system with a modern HMI. The Red Lion HMI provides a better user interface (UI) and is connected to the client mainframe, allowing recipe and job data to be easily loaded into the PLC from the server network. In streamlining their work-order process, DMC was able to increase the efficiency and competency of the client’s system.

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