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The Evolution of PLCS

July 21, 2021
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Nowadays, with almost every service imaginable available to us on our smartphone, it’s difficult to envision what technology was like before the invention of a single controller. For factories and manufacturing plants, the invention of programmable logic controllers (or PLCs) revolutionized the industrial automation process, as its cutting-edge technology replaced a complicated system of electromagnetic relays with a singular controller.

5 Tips on How to Reduce Scan Time Using Ladder Logic - Part 2

July 20, 2021
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In part 2 on how to reduce scan using Ladder Logic, we will examine the remaining three of our five general tips on how to minimize PLC scan cycle time with ladder logic programming. We will provide examples of each case as we did for the first two tips we discussed in Part 1 of this blog.

The Difference Between a Certification, a Certificate, a Diploma and an Associate’s Degree

July 09, 2021
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Looking for new training opportunities but you aren’t sure which type of education would suit your needs best? Confused about the different types of education that are being offered and not sure what their differences are? Depending on whether you are looking to get into a new area of study or whether you want to advance your career by adding other credentials, all four options below can be useful.

5 Tips on How to Reduce Scan Time Using Ladder Logic - Part 1

July 09, 2021
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In the next two blogs, we will discuss scan time and its impact on everyday PLC applications as well as examine how it can be reduced. Scan time is an important metric to be considered in many high-speed PLC applications. The time it takes to perform a single scan cycle can have significant impact on the input stimulus and/or output control signals present or required for high-speed applications. Specialty I/O modules are often employed in these situations and offer significant advantages.

Electromechanical Trends in the Automotive Industry

June 30, 2021
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As efficient as modern manufacturing processes have become, owning and operating a smart factory is not without its challenges. Finding ways to produce goods more quickly, with a greater degree of safety, at a higher quality, and at a lower cost are all facets of manufacturing that are urgently being iterated upon, even by industry leaders in the automotive sector.

The Technologies Transforming Industries 4.0

June 23, 2021
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1. Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or often referred to as Industry 4.0, is currently underway in all aspects of the global economy. Industry 4.0 represents the ongoing automation of both the traditional manufacturing processes and other industrial practices across non-manufacturing sectors of the economy.

System Requirements for PLC Technician Online Certificate Programs

June 07, 2021
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If you’re considering taking the PLC Technician certificate program, maybe you’ve been wondering what kind of a computer you need to install our program curriculum and simulation software.

Luckily, the system requirements are modest, so most computers will meet them.

The three system requirements are:

4 Ways to Keep Up to Date with the Technology Changes in the Manufacturing Industry

June 04, 2021
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Keeping up with the technology changes in the manufacturing/industrial industry is important to stay relevant in your job/career. With the world changing so quickly, it’s always a good idea to stay in the loop and know what the current and future trends are, and take advantage of opportunities to grow. But how can one keep up with the industry?

Below are 4 ways to stay up to date: