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Structural Connector Loading System

Posted in LabVIEW Programming, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC modernized the client’s existing test & measurement software to allow for additional lifespan, flexibility, and improved datalogging. This also included a complete interface remodel, giving the software a clean, professional, and functional look. The most important information is displayed prominently for the user, and previously inaccessible test history is now visible. The new DMC application builds on the older software’s architecture in order to preserve the familiar program...

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B&R Automation Tax Stamp Application

Posted in B&R Automation Studio Programming, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Motion Control Engineering and Servo Systems, Printing

DMC's customer designs and manufactures machines that apply thermal transfer wax stamps to taxed products. In production, the machine opens, applies as many as 30 stamps, closes, and seals up to 90 products per minute. DMC troubleshot and modified the B&R programming so that the machines would run more reliably and require fewer stops.

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Basic Custom DAQ and Analyzer in LabVIEW

Posted in Custom Software and Hardware Development, Food and Beverage, LabVIEW Programming, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Product Development, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

In the process of designing a comprehensive End of Line (EOL) tester for a rapidly approaching product launch, DMC was asked to quickly design a very basic lab tester for the same UUT (Unit Under Test). DMC was ready to implement their custom software and ordered hardware within two days of the initial proposal. 

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LabVIEW Consulting and Training for Internal Development Team

Posted in Automotive, Data Analysis, Data Mining, and Reporting, LabVIEW Programming, LabVIEW Programming for Real-Time and FPGA, LabVIEW Vision Application Development, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation, Vision Inspection

DMC often provides consulting and training services to clients with internal development teams looking to enhance their design architecture. In this particular case, DMC was approached by an internal software team at a large automotive corporation to aid in the development of their smart CAN sensor test stand. The client’s staff developed the initial instrument drivers and brought in DMC for architecture design and component integration. DMC worked closely alongside the client staff to produce...

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High-Speed Motion Control for Aerospace with LabVIEW FPGA

Posted in Aerospace, LabVIEW Programming for Real-Time and FPGA, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Motion Control Engineering and Servo Systems, Test and Measurement

DMC has worked closely with an Aerospace machine manufacturer to develop a high-speed control application for a highly coordinated process. Due to the nature of the process, an extremely complex and high-speed control strategy is required to ensure final product quality. The client recognized a proficiency gap in the processing technologies best suited to manage the controls application and reached out to DMC in order to supplement their development and design teams. DMC applied technology-specific...

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Quality Assurance Test Lab for Aerospace

Posted in Aerospace, LabVIEW Programming, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC's client runs tension and torsion tests for a series of parts that it manufactures. The company requires 100% inspection, which had formerly been conducted manually with significant operator involvement. The test stands utilized for inspection use an MTS 407 servo-hydraulic controller, and the customer wanted a fully automated system where a LabVIEW PC application could send commands to and control the MTS 407 controller. Previously, an obsolete MTS function generator was used to send a control...

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Large Scale Distributed Data Collection Using NI LabVIEW

Posted in LabVIEW Programming, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC developed a server based test system designed to work with several common DAQ devices such as multipurpose Yokogawa and Agilent Acquisition Devices, and Yokogawa Power Meters. The customer needed a single test system that could be used across multiple laboratories or in a ‘stand alone’ instance for a single lab. The customer also wished to standardize the test system for use across multiple facilities in the U.S. and internationally.

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Cognex and Siemens S7 Inspection System

Posted in Food and Beverage, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PLC Programming, Siemens S7 PLC Programming

An existing packaging line had no inspection for glue quality. Bad glue lines were occurring every several days, resulting in machine downtime since an unnoticed issue would usually cause a jam. DMC utilized a Cognex Checker Vision Sensor to interface with a Siemens PLC in order to provide an inspection system. This solution utilized previous reject methods and decreased line downtime.

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Rockwell RSLogix 5000 Add-on Instruction Programming for Herma 400c Labeler

Posted in Allen Bradley PLC Programming, Custom Software and Hardware Development, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PLC Programming, SDK, API, and Driver Development

DMC created a fully functional Rockwell RSLogix 5000 add-on instruction suite for communicating with the Herma 400c labeling unit. The add-on instructions allowed for a modular communication method that controlled the labeler and read its status feedback, using both a set of digital IO and a more complex RS 485 configuration option. The client intended to integrate the labeler into several future machines, so the end result needed to be easily portable without any project-specific dependencies built...

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Pediatric Hospital Test Chamber with LabVIEW FPGA

Posted in Automated Test Stand Design, LabVIEW Programming, LabVIEW Programming for Real-Time and FPGA, Pharmaceutical & Medical, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC was approached by the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to develop the world’s only Thermoregulatory Chamber designed and built from the ground up specifically for children. DMC worked with the hospital clinicians, researchers, architects, and construction crews to deliver this one-of-a-kind solution.

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High Speed Pharmaceutical Vision Inspection

Posted in LabVIEW Programming, LabVIEW Programming for Real-Time and FPGA, LabVIEW Vision Application Development, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Motion Control Engineering and Servo Systems, Pharmaceutical & Medical, Test and Measurement Automation, Vision Inspection

DMC developed an eight-camera vision system to integrate with a pharmaceutical pill manufacturing system. The vision system used National Instruments’ Embedded Vision System and Basler Ace cameras to inspect each pill in order to verify that the pill was not cracked or damaged, preventing the delivery of an incorrect dosage to a patient through a cracked pill. 

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Automotive Sensor Testing and Programming

Posted in Automotive, Custom Software and Hardware Development, LabVIEW Programming, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC developed a new end-of-line test station for an automotive sensor manufacturing line. This system has shifted over the years from using a CAN Box system to using a system with TCP/IP communication. The new system tests and programs a wide range of different parts.

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Oven Temperature Monitoring with National Instruments Compact RIO and Microsoft SQL

Posted in Data Analysis, Data Mining, and Reporting, LabVIEW Programming, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC developed a temperature monitoring system designed to monitor and record approximately twenty industrial oven systems for the purpose of curing automotive sealant materials. Due to the nature of product development for these materials, it is critical that the curing process be precisely monitored for temperature fluctuation. The client found, experientially, that the most common failure mode of product samples was rooted in temperature fluctuations during the curing process. DMC was tasked with...

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DXF Import Application for 2D Wire Bending Machines

Posted in Custom Applications, Custom Software and Hardware Development, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Product Development, Software and Web Development

DMC worked with AIM, Inc. to develop custom software for wire bending machines. AIM, Inc. developed the Smart Editor computer tool to simplify interfacing with the machinery. Their technology makes the transition from design to manufacturing quick and easy. DMC created a custom .NET application to import a DXF file with many parts into Smart Editor. This DXF Batch Importer modifies part geometry and automatically orients all the parts onto the XY-plane so that they can be manufactured with...

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Siemens SIMBA Profibus Simulation Engine

Posted in C# .NET Application Development, Custom Software and Hardware Development, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PC Application Development, PLC Programming, Siemens S7 PLC Programming, Software and Web Development, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation

Using the Siemens SIMBA Profibus hardware interface, DMC created a software simulation engine for a client in order to support quick and efficient development of control software for high-tech materials manufacturing equipment. DMC’s low-impact solution reduced labor and test-time as well as increased up-time on the machines.

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