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Batch Control Upgrade with Siemens PM-Control

Posted in Custom Software and Hardware Development, Food and Beverage, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, SDK, API, and Driver Development, Siemens WinCC and WinCC Flexible Programming, User Interface Design

DMC worked with a trusted, partner integrator, AIC, and Siemens, to upgrade a supervisory batch mixing system by utilizing Premium WinCC add-ons and a custom front-end interface. The previous system was a Wonderware/In-Batch driven solution running on aging computing equipment that put the business resumptions at significant risks.

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Brewing Template and Founders Brewing Implementation

Posted in Food and Beverage, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PLC Programming, Siemens PROFINET, Siemens S7 PLC Programming, Siemens WinCC and WinCC Flexible Programming

DMC worked with Siemens to develop a robust and modular brewing template project geared towards craft brewers. To decrease future development time, DMC developed tools using Openness and SiVarc to quickly create and link control modules on a PLC and HMI. DMC implemented this solution, including custom additions, for Founders Brewing, one of the most prominent craft breweries in Michigan, in their new Detroit brewpub. 

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Simatic S5 to S7 Upgrade for Train HVAC System

Posted in Energy and Utilities, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PLC Programming, Siemens PROFINET, Siemens S7 PLC Programming, Siemens SIMATIC PCS7 Programming Services, Siemens WinCC and WinCC Flexible Programming

DMC worked for a transportation company to upgrade their train car HVAC controllers from an outdated Simatic S5 platform to an S7-1200 PLC. DMC’s solution included new features such as an HMI panel, data logging, and flexible implementation ability.

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Legacy System Upgrade with Siemens TIA Portal and WinCC Advanced

Posted in Chemical, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PLC Programming, Siemens S7 PLC Programming, Siemens WinCC and WinCC Flexible Programming

DMC worked with a biological research firm to upgrade a highly customized legacy SCADA application and a Think & Do PC-based controller to WinCC Advanced combined with a space-saving ET 200SP PLC. DMC replicated existing functionality while expanding operator usability and data manipulation options through customized WinCC Advanced interaction.

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Unitronics UniStream Controller for Pharmaceutical Application

Posted in HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Other PLC Platforms, Pharmaceutical & Medical, PLC Programming

DMC worked with a New England OEM in the pharmaceutical industry to upgrade an existing Unitronics Vision-series control system to a newer UniStream-series controller. DMC worked with the customer to implement new features that were not available on the previous controller. The Unistream controller also enabled the use of reusable functions and customizable modules to provide an organized solution that will be easier for the customer to maintain.

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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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12-Axis Honing Machine Using Siemens SIMOTION in Scout TIA

Posted in HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Motion Control Engineering and Servo Systems, Siemens SiMotion Programming

DMC created a standard architecture in Siemens' SIMOTION Scout that has been used on a dozen large and small honing machines. This project involved building a new machine based on that architecture and was used to control a three-station honing machine with a complete part handling system and an automatic gage system.

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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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FactoryTalk Data Historian Implementation with PLC and SCADA Programming

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

DMC developed a PLC program and corresponding SCADA system for the processing of krill oil. The system also utilized a historian to allow for long-term data storage and trending.

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Automated Oil Facility Data Collection with FactoryTalk Historian SE and VantagePoint

Posted in HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Oil and Gas, Rockwell FactoryTalk

DMC successfully installed and commissioned FactoryTalk Historian SE (Site Edition) and FactoryTalk VantagePoint at a crude oil facility that needed months of data collected. This upgrade also replaced the facility’s manual report entry with an automated system that could e-mail the reports to the supervisors.

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PLC Programming and SCADA System for Pilot-Scale Coal Burning Power Plant

Posted in Energy and Utilities, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PLC Programming, Siemens S7 PLC Programming, Siemens WinCC and WinCC Flexible Programming

DMC developed the PLC program for a pilot scale coal burning power plant, as well as a SCADA system using Siemens WinCC 7.2. The SCADA system included an HMI designed with the end user in mind, as well as custom logging scripting.

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Hose and Cable Reel Management Control System for Offshore Drilling

Posted in HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Oil and Gas, PLC Programming, Siemens S7 PLC Programming

DMC programmed a Siemens-based cable and hose reel management control system for use in offshore drilling for a Houston, TX based Oil and Gas OEM.

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Oil & Gas Tank Filling System for Hazardous Locations

Posted in Allen Bradley PLC Programming, Chemical, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Oil and Gas, PLC Programming

DMC was approached by a client of ours in the Oil & Gas industry to automate an Acetylene tank filling process. DMC developed the control system and performed the installation, debugging, and testing at their facility. DMC also designed the electrical panel to meet Class I, Division 2 Hazardous Location specifications.

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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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