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Multi-axis Therapeutic Bed Control Programming

Posted in Custom Software and Hardware Development, Embedded Systems, Motion Control Engineering and Servo Systems, Pharmaceutical & Medical, Product Development, Software and Web Development

DMC programmed the controls for a multi-axis therapeutic bed, including coordinated motions, software safety algorithms, and high level engineering functions. For this project DMC provided all of the needed programming, deployment, and on-site testing. DMC also was able to assist in hardware troubleshooting and product life testing.

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Structural Health Monitoring with National Instruments LabVIEW

Posted in Building Technology, Civil Infrastructure, Custom Software and Hardware Development, Data Analysis, Data Mining, and Reporting, Internet of Things (IoT), LabVIEW Programming, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC was approached by a Structural Engineering and Architecture firm to develop a system for remote data acquisition and monitoring. The need was to have accurate collection with automatic triggering and synchronization of data. DMC worked with the client to specify and implement Data Acquisition hardware from National Instruments, and developed and commissioned software to provide critical in-field data for structural assessment and design feedback.

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Dynamometer Control and Data Acquisition System

Posted in Automotive, LabVIEW Programming, Motion Control Engineering and Servo Systems, Product Development, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC created an application for dynamometer control, data acquisition, and automated testing for a developer of high end dynamometer systems.  The application, was deployed on a portable motorcycle dyno system to be used for optimizing fuel mappings and other performance tuning of custom bikes.

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Yaskawa MotionWorks IEC Programming and MP2300, MP2600, Sigma-5 Automation

Posted in Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Motion Control Engineering and Servo Systems, PLC Programming, Yaskawa MotionWorks

DMC is a Yaskawa Solution & Service Provider Plus partner (SSP+). We have been working with Yaskawa automation tools since 1999. Our Yaskawa expertise includes servo systems, intelligent controllers, and drives.

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High Channel Count Thermistor Simulation

Posted in Aerospace, Automotive, Battery Pack and BMS Test Systems, Embedded Systems, Energy and Utilities, Green Technology, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

As one component of a Client's complete test system solution, DMC was required to design and assemble a 50 channel temperature sensor simulator.  The resulting system is capable of simulating a collection of thermistor-based temperature sensors with 8-bit precision and 1% accuracy with 600V isolation between channels.

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Bicycle Clutch Automated Endurance Test System

Posted in Green Technology, LabVIEW Programming, Product Development, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC created an automated bicycle clutch testing platform for a high-end specialty bicycle company.  The system performs fully automated endurance, fatigue, and lifecycle testing of a new clutch design by simulating real-world bicycle riding cycles.  The specialty clutch being tested was designed for use in the World Bike, an innovative prototype bicycle for providing a robust and efficient means of transportation for poor rural communities around the globe. 

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Extrusion Retrofit with Yaskawa MP2600

Posted in Consumer Goods, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence

DMC worked with a client to upgrade their press with the result of decreased press cycle time and improved safety and reliability.

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Multi-station Thermal and Power Measurement System with LabVIEW and Yokogawa

Posted in Consumer Goods, Custom Software and Hardware Development, Energy and Utilities, Green Technology, LabVIEW Programming, Product Development, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC developed a multi-station power measurement and performance testing system for a high-end industrial lighting company. The final system enables the client to conduct multiple tests at once, with each test station completely independent and configurable.

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SAE J1939 Controller Area Network (CAN) Drivers for LabVIEW Applications

Posted in Aerospace, Automotive, Battery Pack and BMS Test Systems, Embedded Systems, Energy and Utilities, Green Technology, LabVIEW Programming, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC developed a set of J1939 protocol drivers for LabVIEW which are based on the NI-CAN channel API provided by National Instruments (NI).  DMC needed to interface to a customer's automotive ECU over CAN using the SAE J1939 protocol as part of an automated test application.  Since the application was written in LabVIEW and the test station used NI-CAN hardware, the drivers were entirely written in NI LabVIEW.  The drivers provide functions at a layer above...

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Consumer Playing Card Product

Posted in Consumer Goods, Custom Software and Hardware Development, Embedded Systems, Product Development

DMC helped an innovative start-up company to develop an automated card shuffling machine for the consumer market.  The end product is able to provide professional casino quality card shuffling to home users for a fraction of the price. 

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SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Portal

Posted in Business Intelligence, Custom Applications, Dashboards, Enterprise Search, Microsoft Consulting Services, SharePoint

DMC recently completed the initial implementation of a SharePoint 2010 Portal and Dashboard Solution for Fusion, a low volume contract manufacturer serving industrial OEMs.   Phase 1 establishes a company Intranet with features that improve and facilitate company communication, as well as provide Enterprise Search and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Dashboard features. 

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Redundant DNP3 Communication Using a Siemens S7 PLC

Posted in Energy and Utilities

DMC provided software to be loaded onto a network of S7-300 PLCs to send and recieve data to and from train system substations. This data was transmitted using DNP3, a robust and redundant TCP/IP communication protocol.

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Custom Relay Multiplexer System for High Channel Count Data Acquisition

Posted in Automated Test Stand Design, Automotive, Battery Pack and BMS Test Systems, Embedded Systems, Energy and Utilities, Green Technology, Product Development, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC designed and developed a relay-based multiplexing system for a Client's large-channel-count data acquisition system. For this project DMC was required to produce a reliable, yet low-cost, system to make current and voltage measurements using a high accuracy Digital Multi-Meter (DMM) on over 200 signal lines with 1kV isolation.

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Portable Battery Management System (BMS) Testing Demo

Posted in Automated Test Stand Design, Automotive, Battery Pack and BMS Test Systems, Green Technology, LabVIEW Programming, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

An international partner requested a small scale Battery Management System (BMS) Test Station for demonstrating the basic battery simulation functions of a much larger test system. DMC responded by building a Demo Test Station that is easily transportable while still fully capable of simulating all the input signals (voltage, current, temperature) to a 6-cell battery pack BMS.

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Battery Stack Simulator for Hardware in the Loop (HiL) Testing of Electric Vehicles

Posted in Automated Test Stand Design, Automotive, Battery Pack and BMS Test Systems, Energy and Utilities, Green Technology, LabVIEW Programming, LabVIEW Programming for Real-Time and FPGA, Product Development, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

 A battery stack simulator for hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) test systems is being produced by DMC to augment the capabilites of battery management systems (BMS) HiL test systems.  This system leverages DMC's vast hardware and software experience in Electric Vehicle (EV, HEV, PHEV) Battery Pack and BMS Testing.

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