DMC developed revised software based on existing code, updating the old ISA bus drivers to use Ethernet, changing functionality where needed and converting old-style Acroloop line code to lineless code with variable names in place of memory addresses. This conversion was relatively quick due to DMC's longstanding tradition of creating modular code.
Once the first of the two presses was operational, the press was left running for a shakedown period to allow the client to gain confidence in the new system. The client successfully ran the retrofitted press in tandem with the original unit and verified that the new press control was functionally identical to the original press. The second press was retrofitted and validated with exceptionally few issues.
The new press is a mixture of new and old components that will continue to provide functionality to the client for many more years.