Archive for the ‘I/O Modules’ Category

Automating the Baja 1000

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Taking PC Based Automation to the Extreme!

Taking PC Based Automation to the Extreme!

If you’ve been getting the Dajac newsletter, you know that we have teamed up with Dallas Design and Technology (DDT) to prove that PC based automation makes sense, even in the toughest conditions. Read Dajac Goes for a Ride – Baja Style for complete details.

Today marks the beginning of the race!

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Use Microsoft Office for Your Next Automation Project

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Microsoft Office

Automate with Office

If a software development platform can call a DLL, it can be used to control the Expert I/O 1000. Microsoft Office with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is no exception.

For most people, Office would be the last tool they would consider for PC based automation, but in some cases it might be the best. For example, you could easily log data to an Excel spreadsheet or Access database as you collect it and once it’s in these applications, it’s simple to manipulate, plot and report the data.

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Dajac Goes for a Ride – Baja Style

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Taking PC Based Automation to the Extreme!

Taking PC Based Automation to the Extreme!

Being headquartered near Indianapolis, it’s only fitting that Dajac be involved with racing. However, this will be a much different experience than the well controlled conditions at the Indianapolis Speedway. This year, Dajac’s Expert I/O 1000 will be put to the test in the rough and dirty Baja 1000 on the Baja peninsula November 17th through the 21st.

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Dajac and Linxter Help You Dodge Bullets

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The Ultimate Smart Grid

The Ultimate Smart Grid

When I think of smart grids, one of the first things to pop into my mind is Keanu Reeves dodging bullets in The Matrix. That was the ultimate smart grid! We’re not even close to that, but with the internet, we are becoming more and more connected. Everyday, there are new initiatives to connect us to others and to connect machines to other machines.

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PC Based Automation Continues to Grow

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

PC Based Process Control

PC Based Process Control

I was cleaning up over the holidays and came across a couple articles that I had saved from earlier in 2009. I’m sure you’ll find them interesting. Both articles describe how people are taking PC based automation to the next level to reduce cost and integration time.

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PC Automated Pressure Measurements

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker

One of the vivid memories from my childhood is working in the garden picking vegetables. We lived on a farm and it was common to have a big garden. My mother would can all types of food, such as tomatoes, pickles and green beans. Part of this canning process involved boiling the jars of food in a pressure cooker. The release valve, with its hot hissing steam escaping, always intrigued me.

Canning food in the kitchen is a relatively simple process and easily controlled by the cook, but there are many other applications where it makes sense to automate the process. (more…)

Between Mac and PC: The Expert I/O API

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Mac vs PC

Mac vs PC

PC based automation doesn’t need to be difficult. Some application user interfaces are terribly complicated and take forever to learn. Often, even the simple interfaces prove difficult because they make some features impossible to use so that other features are simple.

I see this all the time in products. The Mac vs PC battle (which is really Apple vs Microsoft) is a perfect example. (more…)

Expert I/O 1000 is a Golden Mousetrap Finalist

Monday, September 14th, 2009

2009 Golden Mousetrap Finalist

2009 Golden Mousetrap Finalist

Earlier this year, we entered the Expert I/O 1000 in the 2009 Design News Golden Mousetrap contest. Today, we are proud to announce that it was selected as a finalist in the Test & Measurement category. It’s a great honor to be standing shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Agilent, National Instruments and ABB who also attained top positions in the same category.

For more than two decades, the Design News Awards Program has recognized engineering innovation and creativity in product design. This year, Golden Mousetrap awards were given in four major categories: Electronics, Motion Control/Automation, Hardware/Software, Materials/Fastening/Joining/Assembly, and 20 subcategories. Design News gathered a record number of entries, distributing them to their beat editors for judging. Based on the editors’ expertise in each technology area, 71 finalists and 23 winners were selected. (more…)

Expert I/O 1000 Gets Press

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Design World August 2009

Design World August 2009

Dajac recently published a press release describing the Expert I/O 1000. As has been the case time and again, we received a very positive response. It was published on no less than 13 technical magazine web sites (listed below) and this month, it was included in print for the first time. The August 2009 edition of Design World magazine gave it more than a fourth of a page!

To celebrate this milestone, we are offering special pricing for a limited time. Mention Design World magazine during your Expert I/O 1000 purchase and receive a 25% discount. You’ll have to act quick. This offer only lasts through September 8th, 2009. (more…)

TIED IN KNOTS – A Must-Have Guide to Untangling USB Extension Options for PC Based Automation

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Understand Your Options

Understand Your Options

Stop Your USB Devices From Being Shackled to a PC Like the Pretty Boy on a Chain Gang (He Can't Wait to Get Free!)

Most people believe USB connections are constrained to 5 meters from the PC. In PC based automation projects they toil with PC and device placement.

It's never been easier to free yourself from this restriction. (more…)


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